STEPHEN, Leona (nee Curtis)


In remembrance of Leona, who passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

Predeceased by her husband Gordon. Mother of Lisa Caouette (Charles), Reta Faryon (Don) and Seth Jennings (Peggy).

Step-mother of the late Ron, Murray (Carole) and Rose Mary Stephen.

Grandmother to Renee, Megan and Krystine, Alexandra and Caitlin, Geordon and Lindsay, Alex and Cara.

Predeceased by her brother Strathie Curtis and survived by her sister Carol Hallifax (Guy).

Aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Leona was born in Bible Hill, Colchester County, Nova Scotia to the late Douglas Curtis and Reta Nelson Curtis.  She was first married to the late Arnold Jennings, father of Lisa, Reta and Seth.

Until her retirement in 1990 she was a Resources Protection Manager for Sears Canada, Sault Ste. Marie, ON.  She taught briefly in the Law and Security Program at Sault College.  In 1982 she was the recipient of a Community Services Award from the Ministry of Correctional Services.

Leona was a long time member of St. Andrews United Church, Sault Ste. Marie, the Weavers Guild and was a ‘pool pal’.

In 2013 Leona moved to Orleans, ON to be closer to family.  She attended the Orleans United Church and gained a new circle of friends.

Friends may visit at the Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E. Sault Ste. Marie, ON 705-759-2522) on Monday, July 9, 2018 from 9:00 -10:30 am.  Funeral Service in the chapel at 11 am. Rev. Eun Joo Park officiating.  Interment West Korah Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Society.

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