Phyllis Jean Stevens (nee Young)
1929 – 2021
Our world is a little dimmer with the passing of Jean Stevens on Saturday November 20th, 2021. Mom touched so many lives throughout her lifetime of 92 ½ years.
She was predeceased by her parents and siblings as well as her daughter, Bonnie-Kae Marie, her husband of many years, Allen Stevens, daughter-in-law, Lil Stevens and son-in-law, Les Wiklund. Her greatest pride was her family who she loved unconditionally. She guided us through life with a mostly gentle hand, sound advice or just an ear to listen to our woes and a shoulder to lean on. Mom always said if she knew how much fun it was to be a grandparent, she would’ve done that first. As the family grew and expanded, she would be so excited that there was a new little person to love, enjoy and watch grow. She was pretty proud to tell people she had achieved the title of Great Great Grannie. Jean is survived by Greg Stevens and Phyllis Boulton, Gloria Wiklund and Henri Picton, Bob Stevens, Barry Stevens, grandchildren: Dan and Melody Wiklund, Richard Stevens, Lora and Trevor Murdy, Bill and Nicole Wiklund, Candace and Cameron Mutimer, Jeff and Kyla Stevens, great grandchildren: Randie Murdy and Braydon Cuthbert, Abby and Christian Chevalier, Lyndyn Murdy and Avery Magwood, Elizabeth Stevens, Hudson Wiklund, David Mutimer, Jordan Mutimer, great great granddaughter, Leah Jean Murdy along with many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
Born May 14th, 1929, the youngest of five siblings she was raised in Sperling, MB. After she married and moved to Darlingford in 1952, she raised five children there. Mom was very active in community and church. There are many people who can say Mom was their piano teacher, vocal coach or their leader in Explorers or CGIT. Mom’s faith was strong throughout her life. It supported her through tough times. Mom loved gardening and nature. Her yard was always full of flowers and later in her years took great enjoyment in sitting in her backyard, admiring the flowers and enjoyed watching the birds that visited her many feeders. Life didn’t always treat Mom with kindness. After a whole lifetime playing piano and organ and becoming a prolific writer, with many articles published in local papers, this came to a halt when she became legally blind. Mom’s strength of character and positive attitude allowed her to carry on doing the things she was capable of without letting us know how frustrating her life had become. She always found joy in her day no matter how small. With help from her family and her Homecare girls Mom was able to stay in her beloved little house until November 2019. She spent the last couple of years contentedly settled at Pembina Manitou Health Centre. She enjoyed the interaction with staff and fellow residents always showing her appreciation for everything done for her. The caring and respect given to Mom will always be remembered by her family.
Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden
In care of arrangements