Paula Marguerite STEPHEN(nee Margeson)

Stephen (nee Margeson), Paula Marguerite

Born in Nanaimo, B.C. June 20, 1918 Paula passed away peacefully Nov. 24, 2007 in Parksville, B.C. aged 89.

She was predeceased by husband Vince Walters and  2nd. husband Robert Stephen.

Left to remember her are her children Judy (Ken) Hackwell, Ted (Sylvia) Walters, Helen Fletcher, and Vicki Walters, sister Helen Allen (Malcolm) and brother Ross (Bette) Margeson; three nieces and one nephew in the United States, grandchildren Rick (Tawny) Walters, Valerie (Rob) Kinglin, Allison (Dave) Kopek,Susan Claydon, Sheri Hackwell,  Dawnmarie (Michael) Philip, Timothy Fletcher, Brendan Fletcher and Great grandchildren, Kyle, Jordan, Kurtis, Jeffrey, Cami, Parker and Nathan.

Paula was raised and educated in Nanaimo and lived most of her life on Vancouver Island. She was an avid reader and life-long learner with artistic talents that took shape in her beautiful gardens everywhere she lived and in her water colour paintings and photography. A member of the Victoria Outdoor Club, she loved the outdoors, oceans, mountains, hiking and camping on Vancouver Island. Paula sang in many choirs from school days to Parksville Baptist Church choir, travelled to Israel and Europe before her retirement from the Department of Education with the B.C. government. She added adventure to life by learning to fly land and float planes with the Victoria Flying Services.

Through her resiliency, resourcefulness and determination, Paula survived many of the difficulties that life presented to her. Paula was a Christian and member of Parksville Baptist Church.

Family and friends are invited to a service of remembrance on December 3rd. at 2:30 Parksville Baptist Church, 550 Pym Rd. Parksville, B.C. Email condolences may be conveyed through

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