Azetta Stephens

Died: Tue., Feb. 7, 2012


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Peacefully with family by her side,
Azetta Stephens (nee Sterling) of Little Current, entered into the presence of her Lord and Saviour on Tuesday February 7, 2012 in her 96th year.
Azetta was born September 6, 1916 to Wilson & Emma Sterling and raised near Spring Bay on the Sterling farm overlooking Lake Mindemoya.  She was a cheerful active person who from a young age loved to tell others, especially children, about Jesus.  She taught Sunday School with her lay preacher father, and later in her own home.  She was a great prayer warrior, who brought us all before the throne of God.  After her marriage to Ellwood Stephens in 1938, they farmed and raised most of their family near Providence Bay.  Then they moved to Little Current, were Azetta enjoyed working in the hospital laundry, needlework, crocheting, and especially quilting were a joy for her, right up until the last days of her life.  Everything was given in love to her family as soon as it was made.  Her home had a revolving door, with fresh muffins, applesauce, love and prayers, for everyone who came through it.  The pivot of the family, “Nanny” was deeply involved in her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and their multitude of friends.
Azetta is predeceased by her beloved husband, Ellwood, sons Hugh and Mark and grandson Michael Jansen.
Also predeceased by her parents Wilson and Emma (Gilpin) Sterling, and siblings George, Ruth Tustian, Harold, Leonard and Lloyd.
Deeply missed by children Don and Sharon of Sudbury
Richard and Sharon of Providence Bay
Ruth and Richard Waters of Tilsonburg
Barbara and Evert Jansen of Honora
Luanne and Clifford Butler of Texas
and daughter in law Patty of Little Current
Lovingly remembered by grandchildren
Derek (Cheryl), Phillip (Elsie), Cathy (Brent),
Anita (Tim Crombie), Richard (Nadine), Matthew,
Cheryl (Ed Scrouton), Paula (Frank Kempf),
Serena (Marius Verboom), Kyla Jensen,
Erica (Thomas Connerty), Peter Jensen,
Darryl (Brenda), Chris Butler, Hugh (Amber),
Caleb (Stephanie), Nathan (Tara), Marcus, Patrick
and great grandchildren
DL (Shannon), Lee, Ryan, Liam, Jessyka, Ethan & Brady Scrouton, CJ Waters, Alexandra & Brianna Jansen, Marena, Alaina, Arian, Neils & Silva Verboom, Keira & Arya Connerty, Sofia Butler, Paige & Fiona

Visitation
7-9 pm Friday at Island Funeral Home
Funeral Service
11:00 am Saturday February 11, 2012 at Grace Bible Church
Burial in Mindemoya Cemetery in the spring
Donations to Gideons or the Heart & Stroke Foundation

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