Marilyn Steacy, of Balfour, BC, passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015, at her home, with her family by her side. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, on June 8, 1939, Marilyn grew up in a farmhouse near Pense.
Education was important to Marilyn. Her lifelong support of the U of S Huskies was the result of her degree in Home Economics and her husband, Ted, whom Marilyn met at the University of Saskatchewan. After teaching in Regina, California and BC, Marilyn returned to the U of S for a Masters in Education Psychology. This led to twelve years of counseling at Walter Murray Collegiate in Saskatoon. After retirement, Marilyn went back to school again to complete a program in Theological Education from the University of the South.
Marilyn raised three children with Edward (Ted) Steacy in Rossland, Pine Point, Kimberley, Calgary, Sydney AU, and Saskatoon. She is survived by her husband, Ted; her daughters, Jill (David Ames), Leanne (Kevin DeBiasio) and son Michael (Dorothy Wong) and nine grandchildren. She took great pride in the home she built with Ted on their property in Balfour, BC, and invited many people to share it with them through their years of retirement.
Marilyn was a gatherer of friends and family. She kept them all connected by phone calls and invitations for coffee and muffins at their beautiful lake house. We laughed, loved, walked, swam, skied, hiked, talked and prayed together. She provided an example of generosity, a keen interest in others, and shown what true grace looks like in the face of adversity.
A life-long Anglican, Marilyn was devoted to the Saint Michaels and All Angels Anglican Church in Balfour. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ladies Guild would be appreciated.
A Celebration of Life for Marilyn will be held at the Covenant Church in Balfour, BC, on Saturday, August 15, 2015, at 11:00 am. A reception will follow.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service. Online condolence may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca