Posted: October 28th, 2013

April 7th, 1924 – October 8th, 2013 Laura Stegen passed away peacefully with family at her side on October 8, 2013 at St.

Therese Villa at the age of 89 years. She is survived by her children: Theresa (Joe) Prozniak, Brian (Lynn) Winters, step-children: Jim (Maureen) Stegen, Wendy (John) Laughington, Sandra (Ted) Ashmore, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Laura was predeceased by her first husband Del Winters in 1988, her second husband Ed Stegen in 2012, son Roy Winters, stillborn daughter Antoinette, step-grandson Jason Stegen, her parents and 11 sisters and 4 brothers. Laura was born on April 7th, 1924 in Point Cross, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to Didace and Luce Aucoin. She worked for a time in Cape Breton & Halifax before coming west to Lethbridge in 1946. Laura married Del Winters in September 1949. She worked at various jobs and was also very active in CWL, church choir and pastoral care. She was instrumental in starting the first Pro Life group in Lethbridge in the early 1970’s and continued to take an active role for many years. In 1996 Laura married Ed Stegen. Laura was very involved with the community around her and took an avid interest in politics. She was quick to reach out to others with a helping hand and was a wonderful role model. When Laura was with family, especially her siblings, there was always laughter, singing and joking. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were a constant joy. Her care and love of others will always be remembered. A Prayer Vigil will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB. on Friday, October 11th, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. with Deacon Cliff Bogdan officiating. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB. on Saturday, October 12th, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant. Interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Therese Villa, care of: St. Michael’s Health Centre, 1400 – 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J – 4V5. Honoured to Serve Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1 Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777 Fax ~ (403) 381-3128 Toll Free ~ 1-(888)-381-7778

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