Helen May Nan Stairs


1933 – 2015

On Monday, October 5, 2015, Helen May Nan Stairs passed away in a car accident with her daughter Jane. Helen was 81 years old. She was born on December 18, 1933 in Welsford, New Brunswick, the youngest daughter of John and Bertha Macdonald.

Helen was the light of many lives. Her spirt was kind and compassionate and she was always ready to lend a helping hand to any person in need. Helen was a devoted member of the Abundant Life Pentecostal Assembly. Her church family was a very big part of her life. Helen and Ed were always together. She assisted Ed for many years at the funeral home, helping him keep things organized and running smoothly.

Left to cherish Helen’s memory is her husband, Edward Stairs. Together, they celebrated their 46th anniversary on September 26th. Also left behind is her son; Tim, six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and her daughter-in-law, Lola. She is survived by her brothers, Wallace and Ian Macdonald in Ontario as well as many nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her daughter, Jane, one brother, Robert and one sister, Maxine.

A Service to honor the life of Helen will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Abundant Life Pentecostal Assembly, 501 – 11th Ave. S., Cranbrook at 2:00 pm. Memorial donations may be made in Helen’s memory to the Abundant Life Pentecostal Assembly – Missionary Fund.

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