LEONARD ERNEST STIER
February 17, 1963 – December 28, 2008
MICHEAL ERNEST STIER
October 10, 1988 – December 28, 2008
On December 28, 2008, Leonard and his son Micheal
died tragically in an avalanche that also took the
lives of 6 other friends. They were predeceased by
Leonard’s father Donald Stier, grandparents & greatgrandparents
Jack & Lottie Stier and George &
Norma Griffi n.
Father and son will be terribly missed by their wife
and mother, Suzanne Stier, daughter and sister Lana,
mother & grandmother Sylvia Stier (Dave Howe),
parents in law & grandparents Raymond & Pierrette
Pinard, Leonard’s sisters Shirley Stier (Neil Fiss) and
Donna Haak (Bob Foster) with children Kara and
Dustin; aunt & sister-in-law Johanne Brunelle (Doug)
and their children Monique and Scott as well as a
multitude of wonderful friends and neighbors.
Leonard, a mine operations foreman and Micheal, a
heavy-duty mechanic apprentice shared a unique bond
that extended far beyond a father/son relationship.
Together in life, surrounded by family and friends,
they enjoyed nature’s playground; hunting, fi shing,
camping, quadding and sledding. Though their death
has left a void fi lled with an indescribable heartache,
it is also a testament to their lives; the father and son
who shared so much in life, also shared in death.
A Memorial Service celebrating the lives of these two
remarkable men was held at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints on Friday, January 2nd
as well as at the Community Memorial held at the
Sparwood Arena on Sunday, January 4th.