William “Stephen” MAPPIN

William "Stephen" MAPPIN


William “Stephen” Mappin was born in Stettler, AB on July 19, 1949; he passed away peacefully on March 27, 2014 surrounded by family in Calgary after a short battle with cancer. Stephen was the oldest son of Harry and Difan Mappin. He was predeceased by both his parents Difan 1994 and Harry 2000. Stephen is survived by his wife Kathy Mappin, daughters Stephanie (Jeff) Yule, Meghan (Rusty) Nichols and Angeline (Lindsey Shadlock); grandchildren Payton, Taylor and Sawyer Yule; Raeleigh and Nash Nichols; and Westin Shadlock; siblings Jean (Charles) Schilling, Henry ‘Skip’ (Anita) Mappin, Florence (Dale) Tucker and Marlene Mappin, his father and mother in law Les and Ethel Howlett. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, as well as many friends. Stephen began school in Byemoor in the fall of 1955. In his younger school years he helped his mom with the farm and younger siblings, while his dad was either helping his parents with their family farm, or out trucking. In his junior and senior high years Stephen also helped with the family farm as well as other relatives on their farms. When Stephen graduated high school in 1969 he began to work for Bertram Drilling out of Carbon, where he worked the rigs for the winter months until 1983. In 1983 Stephen married Kathy Howlett, they had 3 children Stephanie, Meghan and Angeline; who blessed him with six grandchildren. Stephen farmed at Byemoor right up until the time of his passing. Stephen enjoyed driving the country for coffee and visits with the neighbors. He enjoyed time on the farm as well as spending time with his kids and grandkids. Funeral services will be held in the Heartland Chapel at Stettler Funeral Home on Friday, April 4, 2014, at 2:00 PM. Memorial donations may be made to Alberta Diabetes or to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Condolences may be viewed or sent to the family at www.stettlerfuneralhome.com.


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