Sunday January 15, 1956 – October 9, 2022
Isobelle Jean Stephanson aged 66 years of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family and her fur-baby Tank, on October 9, 2022, after a lengthy illness.
Belle was born on Sunday January 15, 1956 in Saskatoon, SK. Her parents were Bill and Ruth Goble.
Belle married her first husband, Stewart Demmans on July 2, 1976. They lived in Saskatoon before moving to North Battleford where Belle coached synchronized swimming and spent many hours at the pool. They had two daughters – Carrie and Candice.
On July 1, 1994 Belle married Doug Stephanson and moved to the Elfros farm where they made many happy memories. She was widowed September 4, 1998.
Belle is survived by her daughters: Carrie Demmans (Clayton Epp) of Edmonton, Candice Demmans (Tyler Friesen and his son Atticus) of Saskatoon; she is also survived by her siblings Bill Goble and his wife Debra of Montreal; Pat (Nostbakken) and her husband Joel of Saskatoon; Pam Goble and her husband Iain Grant of Edmonton. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews: Diane and her husband Travis, Eric, Kevin, Michael, Tara, Anthony and his wife Ashley, Nicholas, Liesl and her husband Matt, Joel Joseph, Lian, Quinn, Ella and Jackson.
Belle was very involved with Synchro Sask. for many years and in 1999 was recognized by Sask Sport for her generous volunteer hours as a coach, instructor, judge, referee, board member, and President of Synchro Sask.
She worked at a variety of places over the years but most recently was at Walmart in Portage la Prairie. She was a hard worker with a strong work ethic. She truly believed that if you were going to do a job, do it right! Whatever Belle applied herself to was completed to the best of her ability with the highest possible degree of quality.
In her final months, Belle had the gift and privilege of being cared for by her loving daughter Candice, Tyler and Atticus. Belle truly valued the extra time she had with her daughters Carrie and Candice in her final months and days. Family members and friends were able to visit, text and zoom to say farewell, until we meet again. Tank was by her side right to the end!
Special thanks to her church family, neighbours, and friends who continued to support Belle through prayer, email, texts and zoom visits and flowers. She sincerely appreciated your love and care.
Daphne, Dave, and family – you meant the world to Belle! Karen, your visits were a gift! Thank you Tim for always being ready to lend a hand. Flowers Fred, you were always so thoughtful and caring. The gifts you sent were treasured. Thank you to Home Care for making this journey as gentle as possible and to staff at the Hospice at Glengarda who made the final days as peaceful as possible.
In lieu of flowers donations could be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, mssociety.ca, Hospice at Glengarda, or a charity of your choice.
“We are not put on this earth to see through one another. We are put on this earth to see one another through.” Gloria Vanderbilt
A celebration of Belle’s life will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 812 Preston Ave. S. Saskatoon. Officiated by Pastor Trent Feldstrom. Friends, family, and loved ones welcome. The service will be streamed at
Refreshments to follow.
Condolences to you and your family.
Your Mom was very special to me. She will be missed dearly
To Carrie and Candice and family – sending you light and love during this difficult time. So many memories “of Fun” with your mum on the pool deck and travelling in the truck of fun … May she Rest In Peace – hugs to you both ❤️❤️