Stebbing, Mary Lena

STEBBING WSeptember 9, 1928 – June 13, 2013
at the age of 84 years

Graveside Service:  Friday, June 21, 2013,   2:00 p.m., St. Mary’s Church, Sorrento, BC
A gathering for family and friends following the service will be held at Don and Donna Durham’s home in Blind Bay, BC, 2148 Ingram Road, Blind Bay.

Forever in our thoughts, always in our hearts.

 It is with great sadness we regret the passing of Mary Stebbing at Bastion Palliative Care in Salmon Arm BC on June 13 2013 at the age of 84,

Beloved  wife of Jim Stebbing, mother of Doug Stebbing (Vancouver), Donna Durham (Don) (Blind Bay),  grandchildren, Jason Durham (Corinne) , Nicole Durham , great grandchildren Jessica Durham, Cali Durham and Payten Durham , sisters, Alice, Rosie, Doris, Anna, brothers Albert and Emery and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Arthur and Suzanne O’Brien as well as her brother Eddie.

We will miss her smile and the way her eyes would light at the sight of her grandchildren and great granddaughters. She was a strong minded woman and would always say what was on her mind.

This summer she would have been celebrating her 62 wedding anniversary with the love of her life Jim.

Mom raised two children and instilled in them strong family values, respect for others and to be strong.

Mom loved to cook and we will miss all the great family gatherings. She loved to play bingo and to go fishing. We would often seeing mom out in the boat trying to catch the big one. Her grandson Jason is still trying to catch the big one.  Nicole and Mom had a bond like no other. There was not a day went by that they did not talk to each other. They will always have her in there hearts.

She will be missed by all whose lives she touched. She is now in the hands of The Lord.

We love you mom with all our hearts. Rest in peace

Death is nothing at all.

I have only slipped away into the next room.

I am I and you are you.

Whatever we were to each other that we are still ….

Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?

I am waiting for you for an interval.

Somewhere very near, just around the corner.

All is well.


  1. Our condolences to Donna & family.

  2. I want to thank each and every one who responded, your thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated.
    The Stebbing Family

  3. Dear Jim, Doug, Donna, Don and families,

    I am so very very sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. Though over 30 years has passed since I saw Mary I remember her fondly, she was always full of spunk and such a wonderful lady!!! Losing a loved one is very very difficult but remember all the beautiful and happy memories and I am confidant they will help ease your pain.

    Your family has a new angel watching over you all and she will always be with you in your hearts.

    Take good care of each other, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.


  4. Mary you are deeply missed by your sister Doris and Anna and Emery, they loved you and always will, one day they will be with you also in Heaven. Deepest sympathy to Jim and family , Doris, Anna & Emery

  5. Mary I miss you and I love you so much, you will be with me in my heart forever and one day you and I will be together in Heaven with God and the angels. Love and my deepest sympathy to Jim and all the family, sister Rosie

  6. My deepest sympathy to Uncle Jim, Donna, Doug and Family. Aunt Mary will be missed by her family in New Brunswick. She was a special lady who loved her family and the lord. We wished we could be with you but living so far is impossible but you are in our thoughs and prayers.
    Jeannette Mallet
    Moncton, NB

  7. My condolences go out to your family. Last time I saw Aunt Mary I was just a little kid. I never know what to say in times like this except to send our love and best wishes.

    Jim (Alice’s youngest) Love

  8. Aunt Mary”We will meet again as I am sure you are with us now as one of my new angels watching over us. I feel our closeness as you and mom were so much alike. ”
    Uncle Jim,Donna ,Doug and families.The lord will take good care of her now. She has become a guardian angel.I truly believe in angels. Love and our deepest sympathy for all of you. Always in our heart. Ron and Chris (Kristine to Aunt Mary)

  9. Dear Donna,
    Please accept my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your Mom. She was a very nice woman and always had time to ask about my family and I when we ran into each other in town. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers at this time, Moms are very special people…….where would we be without them in our lives for the time that they are with us? Take care Donna, Peggie

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