Stella Pierce (Denton)
It is with sadness that the family of Stella Pierce say goodbye to a very adventurous, loving, and kind mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Stella passed away peacefully at Hillside Pines Home for Special Care, Bridgewater on August 28, 2022. The years between April 25, 1924 and 2022 were filled with many good memories.
Stella was born in Twickenham, England, served in WWII with the WAAF (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force) in the Met. Office, met and married Tony Pierce (RCAF) on July 29th 1944 and came to Canada via Pier 21 in December 1944.
Mum and Dad lived in many Canadian National Parks. Stella met every challenge of living in the parks wholeheartedly including learning to cross-country ski, horseback ride, and contending with bears at the back door! She was involved with the Scouting /Guiding movement, the Anglican Church and ACW.
Stella loved theatre and starred in The Jasper Story as Mary Schaffer, Blythe Spirit as Madame Arcati in Waterton Lakes National Park, and productions at the Pond Theatre in Halifax.
Mum and Dad retired to Halifax in 1981 where they attended St. Paul’s Anglican Church. In 1982 they served with Canadian Executive Services Overseas in Saba, Malaysia over two years helping establish the National Park naturalist program.
Stella supported Neptune Theatre, Halifax Symphony Orchestra, Women for Music and was a VON visitor for many years. She was a member of the War Brides travelling from NS to Ottawa for Remembrance Day ceremonies 2013 and enjoying the special tea for Veterans and War Brides at Pier 21 with Prince Charles in 2014.
All her life she was creative and loved embroidery especially. She was an avid reader and in later life, a world traveller, visiting every continent except Antarctica. Her love for the fibre arts was passed on to her daughters and granddaughters and love of gardening, culture, music, storytelling, and adventure to all her children.
Her quiet faith in God held her in good stead throughout the many joys and sorrows of her life . “Now these three things remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is Love.” I Corinthians 13:13.
She was predeceased by her husband, Tony and son, Robin Geoffrey; parents, Thomas and Elsie Denton and brother, Geoffrey Denton.
Together Stella and Tony raised five children -Tom (Samia) Pierce, Penny(Graham) Pratt, Valerie(Martin)Ward, Robin Pierce, deceased, and Jonathan(Barbara) Pierce. She greatly loved Heather, Alistair, Emma, Leigh, Simon, Jennifer, Rose, Andrew, Jillian & Emily, her grandchildren, as well as her 13 great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at Mahone Funeral Home, 32 Parish St., Mahone Bay on September 7, 2022 at 11:00 am , Rev. Ron Barkhouse officiating.
Memorial donations in Stella’s memory may be made to Doctors Without Borders, Hillside Pines for Special Care or a charity of your choice.
Please be advised, the office of Mahone Funeral Home is not able to receive memorial donation funds at this time. Please inform the Family of your memorial contribution through our website. Your memorial donation payment may then be sent directly to a requested charity.
MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES (MSF)
Doctors Without Borders
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Home for Special Care
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Bridgewater, NS B4V 3K6
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MAHONE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE
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Wednesday, September 7, 2022