KLYM, Stephen Richard


Stephen Richard Klym, Born April 5, 1922 in Gimli Manitoba, joined his beautiful wife, Jean who he loved deeply and missed profoundly, on February 22, 2014.

Stephen was the second youngest of a large prairie family. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Jean Klym; his parents, Michael and Anna Klym; and a total of 16 siblings. He leaves behind a large number of family both in Nanaimo and in Manitoba.

Stephen dedicated his life to his Lord Jesus Christ and was a deacon and life-long member of the First Baptist Church for over 65 years, volunteering in endless ways. He loved the old hymns and right to the end would burst into song if he heard a familiar tune. Before retiring he was a long-time employee of CP Transport.

With no children of their own, Stephen and Jean opened their hearts and their home to many young people and to many young adults who were just starting their careers who were new in town and came to the Baptist Church. There was always a friendly welcome and a delicious meal to be had at the Klym’s place.

Stephen spent the last 3 years of his life residing at Nanaimo Kiwanis Lodge and the family would like to sincerely thank the compassionate and dedicated caregivers for their patient, kind and expert care. You will all be remembered with deep, deep gratitude.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church on Waddington Rd. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers please give to the Nanaimo Community Hospice, 1080 St George Crescent, Nanaimo V9S 1X1, (250)818-5191.

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