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Agnes Mary Stacey


Agnes Mary Stacey

Another branch has fallen from the family tree!

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Agnes Stacey, nee Power, aged 70, on May 18, 2020.

Ag’s earthly journey expired and she departed this world very peacefully, with grace and dignity, after a brief battle with cancer, surrounded with love by her son and sister, and an entourage of family outside her hospital room window. Ag never faltered in her battle, always relying on deep faith and her personal motto in life, "It’s God’s plan, you have to be tough!"

Ag leaves behind her prized possession, her son, Rod Stacey (Farrah) and his dad, Dave; sisters, Eileen Coffey (Ignatius), Annemarie Brinston (Tony), Alice Mooney (Alfred), Carmelita Power (Leonard), Charmaine Critch (Joe), Sheila Gensits (Bryan), Brenda Roche (Jimmy); brothers, Eric Power (Kimmy), Bert Power (Kelly), along with many nieces and nephews.

Ag was preceded in death by her parents Allan and Alice Power, brothers Andy and Osborne Power, and her sister Eleanor Young.

On May 18, 2020, at approximately five pm, the clouds dispersed, the sun danced and the sky brightened, as the Almighty God opened the stairway to heaven and called Home one of its finest angels.

Agnes Mary Stacey, one of the most phenomenal and truly unique women that has ever graced this earth, was born on March 25, 1950, in Branch, Newfoundland, the third eldest child of the late Allan and Alice Power. Agnes left Branch at the delicate age of sixteen to further her education and pursue her dreams. She began her career with the Department of Social Services in Arnold’s Cove. Later, she transitioned to Swift Current Academy, joining the ranks of the staff and administration, where she remained for 28 years up until her retirement. Her dedication to the students and staff, which spanned almost three decades, was a true testament to her fine qualities of humour, empathy and compassion.

"When simple is more than enough, you will feel happy more than enough." (Mehmet Murat ildan). This statement defines Ag. Her quiet demeanor, coupled with a deep rooted faith in God, was a true attestation to her character and an inspiration to all who knew her. Ag was content to read her book, take a walk and enjoy the bounty of nature, and care for her cats, Suzie Q and Tigger. She was an amazing inspiration with a fun-loving sense of humour, and an absolute love and devotion to her family. Her contagious laugh and infectious smile that brightened a room were true markers of her personality. Ag reminded us of a classic recipe – delicious in sweetness, flavourful in taste, abounding in presentation, and rich in beauty and eloquence.

Rod and his family would like to express a special "thank you" to the staff at the Lion’s Manor who so lovingly cared for Ag over the last few months. Also, a special and sincere expression of gratitude is extended to Father James Fleming, Sacred Heart Parish, for his spiritual devotion to Ag.

Cremation has taken place. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, a private family visitation and funeral service will take place. Please sign the online guestbook to offer your condolences at this time.  

"Live a simple life, you will own the most beautiful treasures of the world (Mehmet Murat ildan).

An excerpt from personal correspondence:
Remember M
Remember E
But most of all
Remember ME
Author: Agnes Stacey, August 18, 1970

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Service Time
Private Family Service
Service Location
Holy Rosary Church, Branch

Private Family Visitation
Visitation Location
Maher's Funeral Home, Placentia

Burial Location
Holy Rosary Cemetery, Branch