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STEARNS, Delores

Stearns, Delores Doris was born on August 27, 1926 in the small prairie town of Horsham Saskatchewan to Wilhiem and Louise Mallach. Wilhiem and Louise had 10 children, Emil was the oldest, followed by Harold, Elmer, Ella, Clarence, Verna, Walter, Delores, Leroy, and James. Delores moved with her family to Rutland, British Columbia in her teenage years where she attended Rutland High School. She enjoyed the outdoors and playing softball until a young handsome man swept her off her feet. She married that man, Kenneth Raymond Stearns on February 27, 1948 and they began to raise a family together that eventually included 1 daughter, Jeanette and three sons, Robert, Trevor, and Greg. She worked at the McLean & Fitzpatrick Packing House while raising her family, and remaining active in the Rutland Minor Baseball Auxiliary Association.

Delores passed away quietly in her sleep at the age of 88 on Jan 28 of this year, 2015. She was predeceased by her husband Ray who passed away in Feb of 2009. She was also predeceased by her parents and each one of her nine brothers and sisters.

Delores is survived by her loving family which was her pride and joy. She had four children, nine grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. The family includes Jeanette Deshayes, her daughter Cadence and her husband Brad and their two children Chynna and Noah. Chynna is the mother of Delores’ great great granddaughter Adilynn. Jeanette’s daughter Courtney and Danny and her daughter Scarlett. Delores’ son Robert Stearns and his wife Kathy, and their son Jeffrey and his wife Jen. Robert and Kathy’s daughter Amanda and her husband Adam and Robert and Kathy’s youngest daughter Kelsey. Delores’ son Trevor and his wife Barb, and their son Bryan, and their daughter Kiana and boyfriend Steve. And Delores’ son Greg and his wife Susan, and their son Michael and his fiancee Priya, and their youngest son Daniel and girlfriend Sydney.


The family would like to express their deepest thankfulness to the staff of the Joe Rich Community at Sun Pointe Village who lovingly cared for our Mom. They would also like to acknowledge the outstanding staff at Kelowna General Hospital Four East for the love, care and support. And finally, they would like to thank Dr. Loken, Dr. Rolf, and Dr. Oswald for their caring and supportive presence during the final days of Delores’ life.


Delores’ funeral service will be held on Monday, February 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home located at 2020 Springfield Road. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association in her memory.


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Monday February 2, 2015 at 1:00pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for STEARNS, Delores is scheduled for Monday February 2, 2015 at 1:00pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC


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  • Thomas Brister says:

    Greg and Family
    My deepest sympathy goes out too you all at this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Dar Yamaoka says:

    Stearns family, so sorry to read your mom passed away. I have so many good memories of all of us as kids. You are very lucky she lived a relatively long life and knew so many grandkids and great grands.
    Dar Hartman and Hartman extended family

  • Jim & Dawn Siegmann says:

    Greg, Susan, Mike & Danny : So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family

  • Gord Hoffman says:

    Trevor, Barb and family, my sincere condolences to you at this difficult time.

    Gord Hoffman

  • Don & Laura Mallach says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Auntie Delores’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Hugs

  • Dan and Yvonne Faulkner says:

    Our thoughts and sympathies are with you and your families at this difficult and reflective time. May many good memories and love be a comfort to each of you.
    Dan and Yvonne Faulkner

  • Anita Andreasen says:

    To the Stearns family, Our deepest condolences at the passing of your mom/grandma. She was such a sweet lady, my mom (Maria Lischka) sat with her for meals the past 6 years at Sunpointe….she misses her a lot and as do so many of us. She was such a lovely and gentle soul; she is “blooming” now on the other side of the wall . Sending hugs from Maria and Anita

  • Don & Laura Mallach says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and payers to you all. Hugs

  • Buddy & Abby Mallach says:

    To all the Streans, it is hard to put into words how we feel about your Mom’s passing. We were so glad to have her in our life’s. Will never forget that gorgeous smile of hers, and those gentle hands.
    We are going to miss Auntie Delores big time…Hugs and prayers your way…

  • Joanne Madden says:

    On behalf of the Bill and Linda Husch family, our deepest sympathies to all. We have such wonderful memories of playing in the huge back yard with our Mallach cousins and your family on Mallach Rd.

  • Carey & Victoria Mallach says:

    We deeply condolences to Delores’ Family. My father James, his sister, will be with her and rest of Mallach and Sterns Family!

  • Carey & Victoria Mallach says:

    To Sterns Family, Our Condolences to you all family. Our prayer to you all. My father James will be with her forever and rest of Mallach and Sterns Family! Glad to meet Aunt Delores in 1986. Too long but always remember every family together everyday!

  • Don & Laura Mallach says:

    What a beautiful service. Don and I are sorry we couldn’t be there with you but our thoughts and prayers are with you all, Hugs Don and Laura Mallach

  • Jim Barton says:

    Robert, Kathy and family ; Sorry to hear of your mothers passing on. May you now have time to reflect on all of the wonderful times you shared with her. As ever, Jim.

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