Sheffer, Stella

June 16, 1935 ~ May 10, 2024

SHEFFER, Stella Marion – Age 88, formerly of Wilkesport, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2024 at Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Roy Lewis Sheffer (1990). Loving mother of Ronnald Sheffer (late Marg O’Bradovic, 2022), Rosemary Johnston, Katherine (Alvin) Scott. Cherished grandmother of Carrie (Dan) Vancoillie, Dennis (Deb) Sheffer, Maggie (Larry) Laprise, Erin (Shawn) Tomlinson, Julie Johnston, Cindy Johnston, Michael (Sheila) Johnston, Trevor Cranmer-Johnston, Travis (Emily) Cranmer-Johnston, Roderick (Nicole) Scott, Marcy Scott (Mike). Great-grandmother Kayla, Kaitlyn, Haley and Hanna Vancoillie, Drew Jones, Miranda and Maddison Sheffer, Lucas and Laryn Laprise, Brianna, Abby and Kyla Tomlinson, Jonathan Chamberlain, Kylie, Jace and Lainie Johnston, Austin Bell, Lily Scott. Dear sister of the late Tom (Anne) McLaughlin. Survived by sister-in-law Ruby Bailey.

Stella was an avid quilter, and a member of the Brigden Country Quilters.  She also spent almost 2 decades leading the Brigden chapter of TOPS.  She enjoyed attending Brigden Community Church and Christian Women’s Breakfasts in Sarnia. You could often find Stella at parks and arenas across the county cheering on her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Stella was known as ‘Gramma’ to many and wasn’t shy with hugs for those she loved.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Monday, May 13, 2024 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Moore Union Cemetery, Mooretown.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Alzheimer Society ( or St. Joseph’s Hospice (

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  1. Our sincere condolences to entire family, she always had a warm smile and hug whenever we met.

  2. Ron, Rose Mary and Cathy. Sorry to hear of Stella passing. She’ll be starting a quilting group. Joyce will be first in line. Had many good times over the years.
    Ernie and Ruth Ann

  3. Sincere condolences to the Sheffer family: just found out today! Sorry about your mom! Lots of good memories from years ago!

  4. Kathy (Alvin), Rosemary, Ron and Family. So very sad to hear of your Mom’s passing. I will never forget her hugs. She was one of the most sweetest Ladies I ever had the privilege of knowing. She will be missed. My condolences to all your family. “Hugs”

  5. Rose ; Kathy; Ron and to all the Scheffer family I send my deepest condolences on the loss of a wonderful and caring lady . Peace be with you all.

  6. Dear Kathy, Rosemary and Ron, Mike and I are so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a lifelong friend to us and my parents. You’ll miss her smile and twinkle. If we had heard sooner, we definitely would’ve been there. Thinking of you all today. Linda and Mike Nantais

  7. To the Sheffer family, so sorry to hear of Stella passing. My dad (Cecil) and myself would drop by buying cattle, visiting with Roy and Stella and enjoy great memories with them.

  8. Brigden has lost another. I am sure many of her bits and pieces in quits will be displayed on racks. Even more left lien across many fresh fitted sheets on many mattresses. Deepest sympathy to all that hold her dear.

  9. Sincere condolences to Kathy, Alvin and all your families on the passing of your Mom, Stella. Cherish your memories.
    Hugs from Marie Sheppard

  10. Kathy, Alvin and your families, sending my sincere condolences on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in the days to come.
    Kathy Knight

  11. Sending condolences to the families, My mom, Nancy and Stella were great friends. They are talking up a storm. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

  12. I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  14. The most wonderful lady I had the privilege to know. I met her through bowling. Automatic warmth from Stella Felt lije I always knew her and wanted to hug her tight. Heaven just got a beautiful Angel and to all who knew and loved her My deepest condolences. Christine Maybery R.I.P. sweet Stella

  15. Kathy and Family
    So very sorry to hear about your mom.
    May all your beautiful memories become treasures in your heart forever,.
    Your mom was a very special, kind person..
    Spending hugs

  16. Kathy and Family. I’m so sorry your mom has died. She was a great lady. Always smiling. I will miss her. Hugs

  17. Kathy so sorry to learn of your Moms passing, I only met her a few time but she was great to chat with. Cherish your memories.

  18. My condolences at this sad time to Alvin, Kathy, Rick and Marcy. She was a lovely lady and I enjoyed our visits when she attended Ricks ball games.

  19. So sorry for your loss. It will be a sad Mother’s Day. Aunt Stella was always so cheerful which thankfully she passed on to her children.
    Sending hugs cousin Pat

  20. Kathy and family
    Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.
    Sincere condolences to the family
    John and Jeanne Pretty

  21. Sending our deepest condolences on the loss of your mom Kathy. Losing a parent is so hard. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers💔😢
    Fiona and Patrick Leslie

  22. Aunt Stella will truly be missed! Always loved seeing her smile and open her arms for a hug when we would see her at family functions. May she rest in paradise.

  23. So very sorry for your loss Ron, Alvin and Kathy and family. Thinking of you all during these difficult times.

  24. Sorry to hear of Stella’s passing. I wish all of her family comfort and peace. My memories of Stella go way back and I will always cherish them.

  25. I am so saddened to hear about Stella’s passing. She had an absolute heart of gold and gave the best hugs. I absolutely loved her. She will be greatly missed. Praying for family and friends as they grieve a most amazing woman.

  26. Kathy, Alvin and families. Keeping you in our thoughts at this very sad time. Beautiful memories will be with you in your hearts. ❤️

  27. My condolences to all the family .Stella was a special lady and always had a hug and smile for all.She is missed .

  28. Dear Ron, Rose& Kathy and families, I have no words adequate to share for such a dear lady. Stella was a sunshine on a cloudy day. A loving kind generous lady with the best hugs in the world. She has gratefully passed on this hugging trait to some of her children! RIP Stella you will be dearly missed and remembered! Our hearts are heavy.
    May God wrap his arms around all of you and bring you peace and surround you with love of friends and family.

  29. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Stella’s family. She was sweet but funny. Always that special smile. She will be missed. Heavenly bound
    Got and Barb..

  30. Condolences from Bill and Joyce O’Brien. Stella was a warm loving lady who had a smile for all that she met.
    Our condolences to Kathy, Alvin and all of the families.

  31. Deepest sympathies to all of Stella’s family. She always had a smile to brighten the day. She certainly will be missed by her family who she adored.

  32. Our condolences to all the family. Her smile and warm hugs will be missed by many.

  33. Ron, Rose, Kathy and families; Steve and I are so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a very sweet lady. Hugs to all

  34. Kathy & Family..
    Sorry to hear that your Mom has passed. Celebrate the memories.❤️

  35. To Stella’s dear family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Stella’s passing. We enjoyed her wit and smile and story’s of her early farm life. Always a big hug and smile. Praying for you all for strength and comfort.
    Love, Harriet and Mike

  36. Oh what a charming gentle lady with her crochet and her plastic canvas work. I still enjoy her Kleenex box she made. She was a great hugger too. She is missed already at church but because of Jesus we will see her in glory and get another hug. Deepest Sympathies to you all

  37. My deepest sympathy to your entire family as you mourn the loss of this most treasured Mother/Grandmother just at this time when we remember our God-given Mothers. Your memories will be precious to share and her legacy lives on. May God hold you close during these tough days.

  38. Sorry to hear of Stella’s passing. Condolences to her family. She was a special lady and a good friend.

  39. Kathy and family.
    We are very sorry for your loss. We are sending hugs and prayers to you.
    Al and Barb.