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Stephanie Deutsch

DEUTSCH, Stephanie Frances Stephanie Frances Deutsch (nee Heagerty) passed away quickly and peacefully at St. Mary's Hospital in Kitchener on Tuesday, July 16th in her 102nd year. Beloved wife of the late John James Deutsch, former Principal of Queen's University. Predeceased by her brother John Heagerty of Montreal. Stephanie was born in Saint John, New Brunswick to the late Eleanor (Donnelly) and Dr. John Heagerty. She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Mary Elizabeth and her three grandchildren Erin, Marianne and Jennifer McLeish. She was loved by her great grandchildren Ellie, Jamieson, Mira, Mark and twins Enya and Elian. Stephanie was raised primarily in Ottawa and graduated from Glebe Collegiate in 1933 at the age of 16. She finished a B.Comm. degree from McGill University in 1937 and then worked for the Bank of Canada for a number of years where she met her husband. They moved to Vancouver in 1956 where she did the accounts for the UBC Faculty Club. They came to Kingston briefly and then back to Ottawa for 4 years before finally returning to Kingston in 1969. After her husband passed away, Stephanie enjoyed auditing classes, book clubs, French groups, bridge, golf, swimming and participated in the Women's Faculty Club (Honorary President) and Women's University Club. She also received a plaque for 25 years of volunteering at the Kingston General Hospital. Stephanie loved art and music and played the piano at the grade 10 level in to her 90's. A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary's Cathedral in Kingston on Friday, August 2nd at 10 am followed by the burial at the Cataraqui Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 25th from 2 - 4 pm at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club, 961 King Street West, for all family and friends. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the Arthritis Society, 100-308 Wellington Street, Kingston, K7K 7A8. Stephanie's spirit and joie de vivre will be missed and never be forgotten.13341113
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Memories from the Queen's Women's Association
Posted by Valerie Klassen (QWA President) On Wednesday, July 31, 2019

We are saddened by the news of Stephanie's passing and are happy that we hosted a luncheon in her honour on the occasion of her 100th birthday. Stephanie was an active member of QWA long after she was Honorary President. She loved bridge and played long after experiencing reduced eyesight. We were able to have 144 Albert Street as our home largely due to Stephanie's persuasive talents. We will miss her acerbic humour.

Warm thoughts from Ban Righ
Posted by Susan Belyea (Director, Ban Righ Centre, Queen's U) On Wednesday, July 24, 2019
I wish to share our sincerest condolences, from the past and present staff and friends of Ban Righ Centre at Queen's U. Stephanie was a lively and important player in the Centre's history and we will hold her memory in our hearts. We wish the family all the very best.

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