Stephanie Maud Yeomans

With much sadness the family of Stephanie Maud Yeomans wish to report her passing at the Kiwanis Pavilion in Victoria BC on the 6th of May 2013 at the age of 96. Stephanie was born August 10, 1916 in Camberley, Surrey, England to George and Aida Scott. She is predeceased by her older brother Dennis and her husband Ted, survived by her brother Jack of Camberley and her daughter Dr Christine Yeomans (Leo) of Lantzville B.C. and grandchildren Arin (Jenna), Devaughn (Crystal) and Myla; her son Stephen (Sheila) of Victoria and grandson Ted (Kelly) of Ennismore, Ontario and five great grandchildren: Keasha, Jasmine, Erik, Joshua and Kamaryn.

Stephanie emigrated to Canada in 1943 as a war bride after marrying a handsome young lieutenant C.H. (Ted) Yeomans stationed with the Canadian army at Aldershot in 1940. After the war, they settled in northern Ontario initially in Sudbury, his home town, then in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario where Ted ran a successful insurance and real estate brokerage until his death in 1976. Stephanie, worked for a short time with Imperial Oil, then settled into the challenging job of raising her family and supporting her husband and his growing business. She was a devoted Anglican and supported the church throughout her life. This devotion culminated in her election as the President of the Anglican Church Women in Canada during the sixties. Both she and her husband were ardent supporters of their community whether through membership in service clubs or in supportive organizations like Telecare which they helped initiate or Alanon and AA which they supported unwaiveringly.

Stephanie left the Sault after her husband’s death to winter on Andros Island in the Bahamas and summer in Peterborough, Ontario. She later located to Vancouver Island . In all of these locations she established an active relationship with her church community and continued through them her care and service to others.

Stephanie’s smile and caring disposition charmed all who got to know her. She loved animals, children, dancing and gardens. She had an indomitable nature which was severely put to the test in the last years of her life as she dealt with the frustrations of dementia. The family wishes to acknowledge the wonderful care received from The Kiwanis Oak Bay Pavilion in Victoria during Stephanie’s residence. The family gratefully accepts donations in her name to a charity of your choice but declines flowers.

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