Mildred Ruth (Stephens) Stefiszyn of Deville, Alberta passed away in Fort Saskatchewan on January 13, 2022 at the age of 87 years.
She is survived by her husband Lorne Berrecloth; daughters Debbie Vanee, Brenda (Don) Lukasiewich, Patti (Darrell) Wood, Lynda (Dean) Wood, Terry (Dale) Parker, Susan (Jeff) Fuelkell, Peggy (Ken) Anderson; daughter-in-law Linda Stefiszyn; sister Carol Lockert; brother-in-law Orest (Alice) Stefiszyn; sister-in-law Helen (Sam) Steffen; 23 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson as well as numerous extended family and friends. She is also survived by Lorne’s children David (Trudy) Berrecloth, Sherry (fiancé Neil Brad) Hehr, Rob (Mel) Berrecloth and their families.
Mildred was predeceased by her father Henry Arthur Stephens; mother Elizabeth W.H. Bright; husband William (Bill) Stefiszyn – November 20, 1982; son William (Billy) Stefiszyn – May 5, 2007; brothers William Haldane, Bruce Stephens, William Stephens, Reginald Stephens and sister Arlene Hollar.
Mildred’s love was family, farm life, local history, community and being an advocate for stewardship of the land.
The family would like to thank the staff of Rivercrest Care Centre and unit 43 of the Grey Nuns Community Hospital for the compassionate care.
Thank you to the residents and staff of Aster Gardens for their continuing support.
Cremation has taken place.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation or to Stars Air Ambulance.