Stella Westgate

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our angel; loving wife, mom, granny, sister and friend, Stella Westgate, after a courageous battle with cancer of which she fought with the same determination, dignity, and grace in which she led her life.

Survived by, her loving husband Vern, daughters Nadine, and Noreen, sons Gary and Don and his wife Gloria, and grandchildren, Jerrid, Taylor, Ryan, Brandon, and Clayton, and sisters, Frances, and Helen and husband Bill. Sadly predeceased by her parents, Martin and Mary Wazny, sister Katie and husband Mike, and brother Joseph and wife Elanor.

Born in Springfield, Manitoba, Stella married Vern in Winnipeg, October 21, 1950 and moved out west in 1959. An artist and designer in her own right, an irresistible negotiator and an avid photographer, Stella’s true passion was her family. Elegant and generous and an inspiration to those around her, we are thankful for the endless ways she gave her love, her wisdom and her strength. She will be forever missed by her loving husband and proud children, as well as countless family and friends.

Though we are comforted that Mom has left her pain behind, our hearts ache that she is no longer with us and we will find strength in knowing she will continue to live in our hearts and minds. Our sincere gratitude to each and everyone who walked caringly with Stella and our family through this extremely difficult time. We will miss her always.

Memorial service to be held October 24, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre, 2020 Springfield Rd., Kelowna.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.