Ava Elizabeth Stam, age 7, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family and friends on Friday February 13, 2015. Loving daughter of David and Kristin and sister of Cadence, Logan and Fina. Beloved granddaughter of Dennis Atchison (Sandra Miller), Henry and Evelyn Stam and great granddaughter of Dorothy Heinbuch, Bert and Rita Stam. Special niece of Erin Atchison, Hannah Larsen (Warren), Laura DeVries (Mark), Chris Stam (Sarah), Kierra Stam and Dayna Stam. Great niece of Terry Heinbuch (Bev), Tom Heinbuch (Lesley), Cathy Heinbuch, Connie Puetz (Manny), Margaret Revell (Jack), Lorraine Atchison, Joanne Oosthoek (Keith), Tony Stam (Vicki), Eric Stam (Diane), Bert Stam (Harriet), Jane Roach, Jackie Bandstra (Orwin), Julie Wilson (Norm), Joanne Koopmans (Ted), Henni Murphy (Murph), Diana Vivian, Henry Jaspers-Fayer (Veronica). God-daughter of Dave Vere and Marilyn Gascho. Ava is predeceased by her grandmother Cindy Atchison and great grandparents Gerald Heinbuch, Cecila and Lesley Atchison, John and Fina Jaspers-Fayer, Sandra Tacoma, Aunt Geraldine Flanery (Frank), and Henk Jaspers-Fayer. In her brief but beautiful life, Ava loved to craft, colour, listen to worship music and play with her sisters and brother. In celebration of Ava’s life, we ask that all attending wear one of Ava’s favorite colours like, pink, purple, yellow or cheetah print. Friends and relatives may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Wednesday February 18, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday February 19 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 96 Huron Street, Stratford on Friday February 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Father Dick Bester – Celebrant. Interment to follow in Avondale Cemetery. Please refrain from any type of scented flower arrangements. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the TLC Foundation or Child Can through the funeral home. (519) 271-7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
Visitation:
Wednesday February 18, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday February 19, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass:
Friday February 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
96 Huron Street, Stratford.

Memorial Donations:
TLC Foundation
Childcan

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