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Stella McCabe

Stella McCabe

April 3, 2024

Stella McCabe

McCABE, Stella Catherine – Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the Louise Marshall Hospital, on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, in her 87th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Terrance “Terry” McCabe (2017). Loving mother of Patricia (Don), Marilyn (Chris), Theresa (Matt), Rose (Jim), Dorothy (Janek), Janice (Tony), and Steven (Michelle). Dear grandmother of Amanda (Nick), Justiene (Greg), Will (Katharina), Rebecca, Derick, Janine (Jake), Jacob (Aislynn), Jesse, Emma, Aiden, Zoe, Tessa, Jenn (Mike), and Mackay. Great-grandmother of Gracie, Raya, Lena, Kinsley and Maya. Survived by her brother, Fr. Gerald Mulhall, and her sister, Myrtle Gorman (late Jim). Stella will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours. Predeceased by her siblings: Helen (Pat), Pat (Georgina), Eileen (Vince, Leo), Bill (Dora) and Lou (Donna).

Visitation will be held at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest, on Thursday, April 11th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. & 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. with Prayers at 1:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 9141 Highway 6, Kenilworth, on Saturday, April 13th at 11:30 a.m. Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Stella, are asked to consider the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation. Donations and online condolences may be made at www.englandfuneralhome.com.

“Enjoy yourselves. I hope to be enjoying myself.”


I wish to extend my heart felt condolences on the passing of your mother. I am very sorry for your loss.

— Corrine, April 19, 2024

Dear Dorothy, Janek and girls. I’m very sorry to hear about the loss of Stella. I know how much she meant to you and how proud she is of you. Very sorry for your loss. Sending hugs.

— Megan and Cam, April 17, 2024

Just saw this in the Wellington advertiser.Brought back memories of Sacred Heart Catholic in Kenilworth .Teresa was a year older and Rosemary a year younger than me.Your mom was always a super substitute teacher and always did well no matter what subject she had to fill in for.
Thanks for the memories!!

— Marte Pronk, April 15, 2024

Thinking of you at this time. May your memories of her bring you comfort over the days, months and years ahead. Our condolences.

— Brett and Caitlin Reeves, April 15, 2024

Condolences to the McCabe family on the loss of your dear mom. I only met Mrs. McCabe once, when Theresa, my school chum invited me home for a weekend. I was welcomed and treated like one of the family. I could tell there was a lot of love in the McCabe home. I hope that your shared memories and enduring love will give you comfort during this time.

— Marnie Hurst, April 12, 2024

To the McCabe family Stella was like a grandmother to many people including my family, may she rest in peace.

— Bob McIntee, April 12, 2024

My deepest condolences to the McCabe and Mulhall families. Stella was such a sweet lady. I'm so glad I got to see her when I took Communion to the Catholic residents at Birmingham Retirement on Easter Sunday. Unfortunately I cannot be there to pay my respects this week due to illness, but am with you in spirit.

— Roslyn Fortier, April 12, 2024

Thinking of your family at this difficult time! Sincere condolences.

— Linda and Wayne Preston, April 11, 2024

McCabe families, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a lovely lady, always smiling. Cherish the memories.

— Debbie and Dale Langdon, April 11, 2024

Sorry to hear about Stells passing. No matter how long we have our parents, its not long enough. We had some great neighbours growing up and a great community. There are stories and characters no one else would believe. Hang onto the memories and the smiles.
Lynn Elliott (Gimblet)

— Lynn Elliott (Gimblet), April 11, 2024

To the McCabe Family,
Your mother must have done something right to raise such a great family! To our dear friend Janice and family, please accept our sincerest condolences. Sending you hugs as you navigate the difficult days and weeks ahead. With all our love, Rosanna and Sebastian.

— Rosanna and Sebastian Wiszniewski, April 11, 2024

Thanks for sharing your remarkable life with us, Stella.

— Daina Hunter, April 11, 2024

Please know that our love and prayers surround you during this difficult time. Let the wonderful memories you have carry you through.❤️

— Colin, Julie and Taylor Goheen, April 11, 2024

My condolences to the family of this delightful lady who loved them as well as loving life and helping others.

— Dr Hugh Perrin, April 10, 2024

Deepest sympathy to the McCabe family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

— Joe and Katheryn Meyer, April 10, 2024

Our hearts and prayers go out to the whole families of Stella McCabe. Memory looking through the stovepipe hole in the farmhouse seeing all the friends and neighbors being shown Terry's new bride and the love he had for her ❤️. The kids were great to grow up with and great neighbors forever. Larry and Cathy Reid

— Larry Reid, April 10, 2024

To the McCabe Family
Wishing you comfort and remembering the kind spirit that was your mom. My condolences for your loss.

— Jennifer Wood (Ritchie), April 10, 2024

Stella was such a wonderful person who was always kind and gave a smile to me at church. I first met Terry and Stella when I was fighting to keep Sacred Heart School open and I went down to the Board Offices every month to try and save the school and both Terry and Stella would always come along to support the school. They were a wonderful kind pair! Stella…a Star will be missed. My sincere condolences go out to the Mc Cabe family especially Dorothy who I had the pleasure to work with at the City of Kitchener. She will be greatly missed . My prayers and thoughts are with you. Juliane von Westerholt

— Juliane von Westerholt, April 9, 2024

We wish you all the strength in the days ahead as you recall all the special moments your Mom/Grandmother left behind. These moments will make you cry,laugh and smile. Take Care
Sincerely Diane And Bill Dineen

— Diane Dineen, April 9, 2024

Garry and I would like to send our condolences and our love and prayers to all the McCabe family on the passing of your mom, grandma and great grandma. Stella was a loving, kind and caring person was a pleasure to talk to and be in her presence. She will be deeply missed! I'm sure she is so happy to finally be reunited with her loving husband, Terry!

— Judy and Garry Groothuis, April 9, 2024

On behalf of LiftOff by CCAWR, we offer our sincere condolences to Mayor McCabe and her extended family on her mom's passing! May you find comfort and strength as you share memories while mourning such a great loss!

— Sharon Cain Zeliger, April 9, 2024

Dorothy we will always remember your mom and dad's visit to Calgary for the Stampede Parade and how much they enjoyed themselves and how friendly they were. We were so sad to hear about your mom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

— Dave and Donna Van Dyke, April 8, 2024

To the entire McCabe Family. I have struggled with the words, but when I think of Stella one word comes to mind LOVE. “At the hour of death when we come face-to-face with God, we are going to be judged on love; not how much we have done, but how much love we put into the doing.” ― Mother Teresa.

Sending Love & Light - Joanna, John, Jonathan & Jack Valeriani

— joanna valeriani, April 8, 2024

Our deepest sympathies to Steve, Michelle and family. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
From the Township of Mapleton

— Township of Mapleton, April 8, 2024

My sympathies to the McCabe family. Stella was a good friend to our family. She was a pleasure to sit and talk with.

— Jack Groothuis, April 8, 2024

I will always remember Stella’s warm welcome whenever we visited your lively farm. My kid brain remembers an endlessly long kitchen table, always with room for one more. Sending sincere condolences and thinking of you all as you celebrate her fabulous life. Xo Nikki, Jarrett, Hannah and Olivia

— Nikki Carty (Hunter) + Family, April 8, 2024

So sad to hear about Stella. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Her presence will be missed. God bless you all at this time and know you are all in our prayers. Jeanette and family

— Suzanne Mulhall, April 7, 2024

So very sorry to be reading about the passing of your mom, Marilyn. We hope that lovely memories of her can get you through the days ahead, we wish you all lots of strength to deal with this loss. Moms are such a big influence on us daughters, it will be hard to fill that empty space.

— Walther and Ingrid van der Meer, April 7, 2024

Rest in peace Stella love to the family at such a sad time. We will cry because ur gone but smile because we had u lots of ❤️

— John & Marion French, April 7, 2024

Stella was such a kind and caring person.
My first memory of her was when I was in Grade 1 and she was supply-teaching at Sacred Heart school in Kenilworth. The 'new' school (now the OPP training facility) was almost complete, but some stray pieces of boards were in a pile in the school yard. I stepped on a nail and was making a big fuss about it, when Stella came to my rescue. She picked me up (despite her wearing a lovely pleated white skirt for the first time) and carried me indoors.
It's great to see the warm memories others have of her. But to me, she'll always be a hero.
David Dineen

— David Dineen, April 7, 2024

Our deepest sympathy and prayers to all the McCabe family. Your Mom was truly a sweet kind, and loving lady. May all the wonderful memories you have of great times spent together bring you comfort at this sad time.

— Stuart and Carolyn Wright, April 7, 2024

Our sincere condolences to the McCabe Family & friends on the passing of Stella, a loving Mother and Grandmother. Stella was a lovely and caring woman and always up for a chat when our paths crossed.
Sincerely Joe and Faye

— Joe and Faye Meulensteen, April 7, 2024

All of our sympathy to the whole McCabe family. What fantastic neighbours and friends they have been throughout the years.
Lloyd and Susan Wright.

— Lloyd and Susan Wright, April 7, 2024

I am so sorry to hear of Stella’s passing. Thinking of you, sending love and support.

— Melinda Grant, April 6, 2024

I first met Stella in the 90s when she volunteered for Hospice Wellington. She was so kind and caring and was the ideal person to support people with a life limiting illness. I really respected her.
Sincere condolences to her family.
Carol Armstrong

— Carol Armstrong, April 6, 2024

My condolences to all of Stella’s family and friends. A life well lived.
Joan Arthur

— Joan Arthur, April 6, 2024

Our deepest sympathy & condolences to all of Stella’s family. We were certainly shocked & saddened by the news that Stella had died. She will certainly be missed in our neighbourhood. Always loved our little chats when she was outside. She loved talking about current events but especially loved sharing the great times she had with her family. Such a great lady! RIP Stella.
Janet & Norm Freiburger

— Janet freiburger, April 6, 2024

My condolences to the McCabe families on the passing of your mother Stella. Stella and Terry were longtime neighbours in Kenilworth, and we often met at dances, euchre games and other community events. Good times, good people! RIP Stella, you lived a good life.

— Gladys Stevenson, April 6, 2024

Stella was a long standing member of the Mount Forest Seniors Group. She was fun to play Euchre with, she was a wonderful person.
Stella will be very missed.. rest in Peace Stella, rest in peace.

— Kay Ayres, April 6, 2024

So sorry to hear about the passing of Stella; she was a wonderful woman and clearly the loving matriarch of the McCabe clan. She was also dear to those of us in the extended Mulhall family. She will sorely be missed and our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.

— Kathryn Bernard, April 6, 2024

My deepest sympathies to all of the family in the loss of your mother. Treasure your many happy memories.

Sincerely Oriole Blyth

— Oriole Blyth, April 6, 2024

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294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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