Maureen was born “Deanna Maureen Pearson” at Vancouver General Hospital on September 14th, 1940. She was raised in West Van and joined a few years later by her sister, Patricia and a dozen years later by her little brother Mark Eward (Ted) both of whom have predeceased her. After her mother married Frank Goodspeed they moved to Victoria, BC where she graduated from Oak Bay High School in 1959.
On June 4, 1960 she married Josef Stebeck and they began their family life building a home in Victoria and bringing 4 children into the world: Colleen, Dean, Daniel & Deanna. In 1967 they moved to Surrey, BC and started applying their hand at farming. Maureen also worked at the YMCA coaching and teaching swimming. In 1972 they bought a 100 acre farm south of Golden, BC where Maureen led a girl guides troop, helped in 4H, worked on the farm and held down full time work with BC Hydro before buying her own business (The Lyric Apparel). In a mid-life career change Maureen followed Joe into the adventure of pastoral ministry with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. They pastored in Colwood, Malakwa and Port Clements. In 1992, Joe passed away and Maureen settled back into BC Hydro in Invermere. In 1998 she moved to Salmon Arm where she retired. She passed away at Shuswap Hospital on Friday, May 19th, 2017.
Maureen was a woman of adventure who was always up for a challenge. She loved her children. Whether it be the children she sponsored through Childcare Plus, Henry Omidi whom she fostered and brought to Canada and his 2 kids Ashley & Voncan, the children of the orphanage projects to which she often travelled or her 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Maureen was predeceased by her husband Josef Stebeck, parents Frank & Daisy Goodspeed, sister Patricia Maxwell, brother Ted Goodspeed, & baby Dean. She is survived by her children; Colleen Feuz, Danny (& Lisa) Stebeck and Deanna Hughes; grandchildren Christopher, Matthew, Dustin, Brandon, Carissa, Andrew, Jordan, Ryan & Hayden; and her 6 great grandchildren, Connor, Aylee, Milo, Emmi-Lyn, Wylie, & Alice.
A celebration of her life was held at Five Corners Pentecostal Church, Salmon Arm on May 25th.
If you want to honour Maureen with a gift the family encourage you to visit www.erdo.ca and make a donation or even to sponsor a child.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through Maureen’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com