STOUTENBURG, Frances Kay (nee Simpson) – It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of our dear mother at the age of 80 on January 3rd at the Guelph General Hospital.
Kay was born in 1942 and grew up in Everest, Kansas. After graduating from nursing school, she would go on to become a nurse in Colorado where she met her husband William (Bill) Stoutenburg who preceded her in death in 2018. Kay and Bill were married in 1963 and raised four daughters before moving to Canada in 1976 and finally making their home in Guelph. Kay had a passion for sewing everything from Mardi gras costumes while living in Louisiana to making wedding dresses, flowers and clothes for her family and friends as a professional seamstress. She was also an extremely talented craft maker, enjoying making crafts such as birdhouses, sheep and more with her husband for many years. She especially loved going to yard sales and looking for unique items. She was a very devoted mother who loved all her girls and grandchildren. Kay enjoyed picking mulberries and making jam with her grandchildren. There was almost nothing that she couldn’t make or attempt to try.
Kay is survived by her four daughters and their husbands Cherry and Ken Robinson of Guelph, Shellie Kline (deceased) of Ohio, Brandie and Tony D’Ulisse of Fergus, Amie and Chip Kimberley of Ohio and her beloved husband William who preceded her. She had six grandchildren Taylor and Maddison Robinson, Jessica and Sara D’Ulisse, Trey and Tanner Ross.
The family would like to thank the extremely caring ER staff and Dr. McInnis at the Guelph General Hospital who went out of their way to show her and her family compassion and kindness during a very dark ordeal.
Kay will be missed for her easy-going nature. If you knew or met Kay, you loved and enjoyed her company. We will all miss her motherly advice and guidance.
Cremation has taken place and as per Kay’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Arrangements entrusted to the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL (519-822-0051 / www.wallcustance.com).
Memorial contributions to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada would be appreciated.
A tree will be planted in memory of F. Kay Stoutenburg in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest.
Serving Guelph and area since 1941, with a tradition of excellence. Providing personalized and compassionate services, including Simple Cremations, Celebrations of Life, Traditional Funerals (including Natural/Green Burials) and more. Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel is locally and independently owned by Scott and Betty Ann Young.
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We have implemented the following measures to maintain the safety of both our staff and those that visit our facility:
• Enhanced and frequent cleanings, with particular focus on high-traffic and high contact areas.
• Hand-sanitizer is available in all high-traffic areas.
• Maintenance of physical distancing, both during visitations and services, and during our meetings with families.
• Ongoing communications with those that we serve to ensure that they are aware of the current Covid-19 status of our municipality and the accompanying guidelines.
We continue to rely on the advice provided by health experts and are committed to doing all we can to keep our community healthy.
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Scott & Betty Ann Young
Owners, Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel