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Mabel Margaret Stainton

Date of Death: February 19, 2018


Mabel Margaret Stainton
March 30, 1925 – February 19, 2018

Today our beloved Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma, Aunt Mabel has passed peacefully on to her next great adventure. All her life Mabel was keen to try new things and to be a part of everything that was going on. She loved to have a good conversation with a new friend, to explore another part of her favorite Kootenays, or to play a game of crib with anyone brave enough to take her on.

Mabel was born in the old Nelson General Hospital, and was brought up in Ainsworth. She never ventured far from home for any length of time, spending close to 60 years at the family homestead in Balfour. In 2007, she retired to Nelson to live with her daughter Leah.

Mabel was a lifelong volunteer. She and Lionel spent countless hours building and maintaining the first community water system in Balfour, and she freely gave of her time for many years to support and work for the Balfour Anglican Church. More recently, she belonged to the Senior Citizens Association in Nelson, where she made yet more good friends , and very much enjoyed her Wednesday Crib sessions.
When she was able, Mabel enjoyed some wonderful trips to Sweden, Hawaii, Scotland and Ireland. She never said no to a weekend in Cranbrook, Kamloops or Vancouver Island to visit beloved family and/or friends.

Mabel was predeceased by her parents, Mabel and Tim Lane; her brothers Bill and Bunt; her sister Isabel; her beloved husband Lionel and infant daughter Linda; son-in-law Paul; and daughter-in-law Micheline.

Mom/Grandma will forever live in the hearts of her children Leah Gray (Ian), Kathy Hagman(John) and Tim Stainton(Jayne). She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Cammy(Trev), Jennifer(Shane), Abbey, Susan, Wendy(Brian), Brant (Margaret), Michele(Ian), Misty(Paul), Chelsey(Jim); and great-grandchildren Tara(Ken), Andrea(Bryan), Miranda, Austin, Tianna, Sandor, Poppy, Summit, Paul, Bruce, Maddie and Sophie.

Mom had many good friends, young and old, and favorite nieces and nephews, all of whom loved and will miss her.

God saw you getting tired
And the cure was not to be,
So God wrapped you in loving arms,
And whispered “Come With Me”
Sleep on in Peace and Love Beloved Mom

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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Marylee Banyard

My condolences to Leah and Mabel’s family on your loss. May your memories of a truly grand lady sustain you at this time. We all grieve her departure, but I know she is at peace. Marylee

From: Sheilah fofonow (mackinnon)
Relation: Family friend

So sorry to hear sad news. Your mom was a wonderful lady. She will greatly missed

From: Laurie Pollard (nee MacKinnon)
Relation: family friend

Sorry to hear of your mom/grandmas’ passing. She was a lovely woman that I knew all of my life.
I remember she always had cookies or some baked goodies when we dropped off milk or eggs at your place all those years ago.

From: Eleanor and Dave Thomas
Relation: Friend

We wish to send our condolences to the family of Mabel Stainton. We met Mabel at the Seniors Center in Nelson and enjoyed playing crib with her every Wednesday. She had a quiet sense of humor and was such a positive person, always with a smile. We will miss her.

From: Yvonne Jongejan-Ahmad
Relation: Neighbour and friend

I. Remember Mabel as loving and welcoming neighbour and wife of our forever patient enduring bus driver lonel Stainton. Both were stalwarts of the Balfour community and forever remembered for their generous and always giving nature.

From: Harriet (Wassick) Bowolin
Relation: Friend of daughter

Leah I am thinking of you !!! You were such a great support to your mother.

From: Linda F Taylor
Relation: Long time Balfour resident

I add my name and condolences to all members of the Stainton Family – especially my long-time friend and colleague , Leah. Mable was such a special person – a real pillar in the Balfour Community for so many years. It was a privilege to know her. She will be missed and long remembered!

From: Eric and Ann Sargent
Relation: Family friend

Leah, our thoughts are with you all. We will forever appreciate what a good friend your Mom was to Ann’s mother when she uprooted from Ontario to Nelson in her mid-eighties. Your Mom’s kindness from when we grew up through the many years since made a lasting difference in all our lives.

From: Jane & Andrew Green, Nancy & John Mackay
Relation: family friend and fellow parishioner at St Michael's

Such a remarkable woman… so kind, loving and faith filled… dear Mabel will be missed…

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Service Schedule

  Memorial Service

Date & Time:
March 31, 2018
Beginning at 2:00pm

Nelson United Church
602 Silica St.
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 4N1

602 Silica St.
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 4N1

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