On Wednesday, November 17, 2021, Stacey Keller — a loving wife, generous friend, mentor, family member, and volunteer, passed away peacefully at the age of 43.
The youngest of 3 siblings, Stacey was born on April 29, 1978, to Harold and Shirley Keller in Edmonton, Alberta, and was greeted at home by older brothers Craig and Scott. After she graduated in 1996 from J. Percy Page High School, she attended the University of Alberta in 1999, pursuing physiology and various science programs. She was a proud sister of Delta Gamma, planning many social events with her sorority sisters. Following the completion of her education, Stacey was a dedicated professional in both the insurance and paper goods industry, having achieved multiple awards for outstanding client service and sales. In 2020, Stacey completed the Women in Leadership program from Yale University with honors, with hopes of mentoring and inspiring young professionals in the workforce.
She loved to travel, having spent many weeks in Mexico in addition to traveling to numerous locations in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Among her favourite places to vacation were Puerto Vallarta and Hawaii. Stacey loved walking the streets of London and was engaged at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. She often described the awe she felt standing on the Great Wall of China.
Stacey committed her time to various charitable causes including Dreams Take Flight, a non-profit charity that takes deserving children to Disneyland. Additionally, she was passionate about helping senior citizens at Christmas and regularly organized Christmas charity drives for them among her circle of influence. As well, Stacey was an enthusiastic supporter of Canadian Blood Services both as a regular donor and the organizer of group donations to ‘Team Pump’, inspiring her friends and family to give blood.
In October 2014, Stacey married the love of her life, Karl Wiebe in beautiful Cancun, Mexico. The celebration of friends and family was legendary and remained a highlight she talked about frequently in the years since. Stacey's “dazzling personality and charming good looks” along with her sense of humour was second to none! She was always the life of the party, making her friends laugh with a funny story or inappropriate anecdote.
Stacey was an extraordinarily kind and generous auntie to her nieces and nephew Ryan. Her care, compassion, and thoughtfulness made her a person who easily became a friend to everyone she met and one who will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Closest to Stacey’s heart and left to grieve her loss are her devoted husband Karl; parents Harold and Shirley Keller; brother Craig; sister-in-law Susan; nieces Mia, Ailie, and Reesa; mother-in-law Karen Keeley; and her tightly connected group of friends.
In honour of Stacey’s love for animals and her devotion to her cats Molly and Pee Wee, she has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations to the Calgary Humane Society or the Calgary Animal Rescue Foundation would be graciously accepted.
On behalf of Stacey, we would like to express our gratitude to the Foothills Medical Center and the doctors, nurses, and care workers who worked so closely with her over the past 5 months.
A private service, without live streaming, will be held at a later date in accordance with Covid-19 restrictions.
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