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STABBACK, Delphi Mae (nee Gronsdahl)

March 10, 1921 – February 8, 2013

With sadness we announce the passing of Delphi Mae Stabback on Friday, February 8, 2013 at the age of 91 years. Delphi is the beloved wife of Jack Stabback (predeceased 2010), and mother of Thomas Kent Stabback, Lynda Jeanne Furlong, Cheryl Elaine James (predeceased 2007), Garry Robin Stabback, Susan Gail Paul, and Carol Lynne Ranta.

Delphi was born on a farm near Congress, SK. She attended rural schools and graduated from Assiniboia High School in 1939. After high school, Delphi attended Miller Memorial Bible School in Pambrun, SK. The following year she attended nurses training at Regina General Hospital, graduating in 1946. She moved to Lethbridge, AB where she worked at St. Michael’s Hospital. She met and married Thomas Greenway in 1949. They had three children, Cheryl, Lynda and Kent. Thomas passed away in 1957. Delphi met and married Jack Stabback, a widower with three children in 1959. Delphi raised the expanded family in Calgary and Ottawa. After the children left home, Delphi and Jack moved back to Calgary in 1980 and subsequently to Victoria, BC in 1988. She and Jack did much travelling and finally settled in Calgary to be closer to their children.

A celebration of Delphi’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Delphi Stabback, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Mom you were my life, my whole world
    You were my best friend
    You gave me hope and knowledge…
    I would give anything to have you back but know this was meant to be
    I know you will be watching from there and you will be watching us

    I will miss you forever

    Your loving daughter Lynda

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  2. Donald and Pauline Furlong :

    Dear Lynda, Bob and family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathies. We felt as though we knew Delphi from speaking with her on the telephone and wish we could be with you during this difficult time.
    Please know that you are in our thoughts.
    Sincerely, Donald, Pauline, Mia and Lauren Furlong

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  3. Donna (nee: Gronsdahl) and Doug Bovee :

    Lynda, Kent, Gary, Susan, and Lynne- we send our sincere condolences with Aunt Delphi’s passing. I’m sorry that we cannot be with you on Thursday, but our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Many fond memories during our growing up years on the farm and at Congress remain in my mind.

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  4. Richard and Karen Fyfe :

    So sorry to hear about Auntie Delphi last week and now her passing. I remember the time I had lunch with her and Uncle Jack in Ottawa when I was visiting there and the last time we had dinner together in Victoria when she told me they were moving to Calgary. I am glad that they were able to spend the last few years closer to family.

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  5. My condolences to Delphi’s family. Kent and Julie you and your family are in my thoughts. I hope you will find some comfort in the beautiful memories that will forever live on in your heart.
    Kim

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  6. My sincere condolences with the passing of Aunt Delphi. When I was too young to remember, I would call her Elphi Delphi (as I couldn’t pronounce Auntie). I have fond memories and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Martin Fyfe (grandson of Margaret).

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  7. Ruby (walper) Loucks :

    Sorry to hear of Dephi’s passing. Have been trying to get in touch with her for over a year. Delphi and I graduated together from Regina General. She was a lovely, elegant lady. Very glad to have known her.

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  8. While Delphi and Jack were here in Victoria they were such strong members of our church. They were also very good friends of my husband Bob and I. We had some very meaningful times together and I tried to keep in touch with them when they left. I send condolences on behalf of myself and the church family here at First.

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  9. So sorry to hear of Delphi’s passing but know she is in a much better place, free of pain and suffering.I have fond memories of Delphi and Jack in my churches in Calgary (Northmount) and in Victoria (First Baptist). Her roots in Congress to back to my roots there also. My mother used to babysit Delphi and Margaret.
    Sympathies to all the families.

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  10. Theresa (Terry) Claughton :

    Sorry to read of Delphi’s passing. She was a special of mine in Northmount Baptist Church some years ago. We used to sing duets in church and I had Kent in my Sunday School class. I have many memories of the whole family & pray God’s comforting love will surround you in the days ahead as you with happy memories of your beaautiful Mom.
    Love, Terry Claughton

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  11. Patty Plowman nee McNabb :

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you on this very difficult day.

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  12. I will walk today during your memorial service as I cannot be there and pretend we are walking to Advance School. You were always so good to me as a little sister and I will miss our phone calls now but I accept that God wanted you now and it was your time to go.
    Margy

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  13. It has been a week now. It has not gotten any easeier. I miss you Mom.

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  14. I hope it gets easier but it’s so hard. I miss you so much mom
    Thank you for being my mom

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