John Macdonald ‘Jay’ Stieger
Jay passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones in the place he loved most, Invermere, B.C., after a short battle with liver cancer.
Jay fell in love with the Columbia Valley in 1986 when he purchased his first cabin. Since 2010 he and his wife Denise have called the Valley their permanent home. Jay loved to spend time at the lake with friends and family enjoying campfires and the starlit skies at night. Jay had a passion for cars and traveling, he and his wife Denise enjoyed travelling the world together.
Jay’s spirit will live on in his four daughters, to whom he embodied everything about the word “Dad”. “Papa” or “Papa the Purple Pie Man” as he was lovingly known to his grandchildren, will continue to guide them through stories told and memories shared.
His gentle personality, wonderful smile and unforgettable laugh will be greatly missed by his family and all that all the knew him.
Jay is survived by his wife Denise, Father John F. Stieger, his daughters Kiersten (Mark) of Calgary, Lauren (Daryl) of Edmonton, Tarilyn (Ryan) of Redwood Meadows and Brooke (Julian) of Dallas, Texas. Six grandchildren, Chloe, Alexis, Lenna, Kaydence, Lucy and Edie. He was predeceased by his mother Norma Stieger.
There will be no services at this time. Donations in Jay’s honour can be made to the Star’s Air Ambulance and Make a Wish Foundation.