We Remember

STIELL, Rosemary

September 30, 1922 — December 30, 2018

Our beautiful, vivacious and loving aunt Rosemary has slipped away, in her 97th year.  She was the youngest child of Benvoulin pioneers and Scottish immigrants, Gilmour and Margaret Stiell.  She had a distinguished career with External Affairs, living in many parts of Europe and Asia, including the first Canadian embassy to China, before retiring to Kelowna.

Predeceased by her sisters Marjorie Hobson, Nancy Wilmot and brother William Stiell, and her nephew David Hobson (Margaret).

Survived by nephews Ian Stiell (Kathy), Robert Hobson (Adair); niece Jennifer Stiell; step nieces Shona Gates (John) and Tianne Pringle (Lorne); great nephews Andrew Stiell (Laura), Michael Stiell (Joasia), Michael Hobson (Cecelia), David Hobson (Heidi), and Chris Hobson; great nieces Heather Carter (Davin) and Angela Hawken (Matthew); great-great nephews Liam, Luke and Will and great-great nieces Emily and Lacey.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm at St. Andrews Anglican Church, 4619 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC with Reverend Anne Privett officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to  the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, www.kghfoundation.com.

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm

St. Andrews Anglican Church

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The service for STIELL, Rosemary is scheduled for Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St. Andrews Anglican Church

 4619 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC 


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  • Kay McLeod says:

    I met Rosemary when we were both in Grade 7 and went through school together. We were also in CGIT together with Mrs. Bennet. She was a wonderful friend and we were able to have lunch together a few years ago.

  • Kelowna Friends of the Library says:

    Rosemary is fondly remembered by Friends of Library as one of our valued, loyal longstanding volunteers, not to mention people-loving, fun-loving book-loving. Many of us were fortunate to benefit from her contributions as a board director and in more recent years (even up to 2017) she remained an enthusiastic volunteer at our annual book sales. She was noticeably missed at our November 2018 sale. Her constant smile and vivacity were contagious and we all admired her ardent independence and world of knowledge and stories shared from her years spent overseas. We can easily believe your blessings in having such a beloved aunt. With our heartfelt sympathies, Michelle Ward, Ursula Wedemeyer, Shelley Barrow, Evelin Irons and Rosemary’s many other Kelowna Friends.

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