The Evening Telegram, Monday, January 30, 1984, and
THE DAILY NEWS, Monday, January 30, 1984
Stacey - Passed peacefully away after a lengthy illness at her
home in the Goulds, Mrs. Mickey (Aileen) Stacey, on Sunday,
January 29, 1984. Leaving to mourn her loving husband Bruce;
three daughters: Dianne (Mrs. Kerry Garner) of Ogden, Utah, Cheryl and
Patricia at home; four sons: Derek at Comox In B.C., Byron and wife Cindy
of St. John's, Michael at CFB in Borden, Ontario, Arthur at home; also
leaving to mourn two sisters: Grace LeFresne at St. John's and Patricia
(Mrs. George Stacey); four brothers and three "grandchildren;" Blake
and Aileen Garner and Erin Stacey and. a large circle of other relatives
and friends. Resting at I Jarrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue.
Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 1984, from Barrett's Chapel.
Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. No flowers by request. Contributions
may be made to the Newfoundland Boy Scouts Campsite Development Fund.
Aileen (LeFresne) Stacey is the daughter of Norman LeFresne (b. 19
Sep 1897 Isle Aux Morts) and Lillian Ethel May Peddle (b. 15 Jun 1899
Prominent Scout leader, "Mickie" Stacey dies; By TOM
The scouting fraternity in Newfoundland, St. John's in particular, has
lost one of its most indefatigable workers in the person of Alieen
Stacey "Mickie", as she was known to members
of the movement passed peacefully away at her home in Goulds on Sunday.
Mickie was awarded the Long Service Medal in 1979 and the Medal of Merit
in 1981. She had long ago earned her Wood Badge at the National Training
Institute. She was involved in the Beaver program right from the start.
On the institution of the program, in 1973, she became the first Assistant
Provincial Commissioner, Beavers which post she held for 8½ years.
She attended the National Workshop which launched the Beavers and it
was her drive and enthusiasm that led to the establishment of the first
Beaver colony at Vanier School. She coached the leaders both before and
after the Colony was formally recognized and in spite of family commitments
she always found time to spend with new colonies wherever they were formed
in the province. She trained the new leaders and managed to be there
for on-the-job training when required so that the new section would be
well and truly on its way. Mickie launched The Beaver Bag, a publication
for leaders on the new section and was a regular contributor.
Scouting ADDENDUM - GONE HOME by Tom Furlong
Scouts across the province, and indeed, across the Nation were saddened
this week to learn of the death of Mickie Stacey.
Mickie had been a tower of strength to the movement in promoting the
Beaver Section. She had also been involved in many Training Teams and
in the planning and running of Jamborees at the provincial, national
and international levels. She was the proud possessor of the Gilwell
Beads and held the long service medal and the Medal of Merit and was
active in all facets of Scouting during her career. We extend our sincere
sympathy to her family.