Lavonne June Carson (aka) Stefan went home peacefully on February 17, 2023 to her people. Lavonne was born on July 5, 1937 in Duncan, B.C., and later moved to Victoria, B.C. She was predeceased by her parents Hugh & Flora Carson and her brother Ralph Carson (Anita) She leaves behind her five children Sharon (Dave) Hugh (Tracy) Ralph (Lisa) Colin (Michelle) Bonnie Jean (Dwayne) seven grandchildren and many great grandchildren. She will be tenderly missed by her other family members and her many unique and loving friends. Mum loved her Eckankar belief and the peace & joy that it brought her. She will be forever in our hearts and remembered for her feisty and loving spirit, her always changing her life’s and our direction on a moments notice! Her love of animals namely Brandy, Scooter and Chase. Mum loved her job as a Corrections Officer and changing youths’ naughty behaviour.
Special thanks to all the staff at Beckley Lodge for taking such good care of our Mum. It was so appreciated.
A graveside memorial will be held at a later date to be announced.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Lavonne, you were my best bud for 40 years. I can’t begin to say how much our lives intertwined. I loved your spirit, your art which adorns my walls, all the laughs and sharing what was in our hearts. You left a beautiful family and I am Other Mother to Bonnie. I will miss you every day for the rest of my life. Rest easy now.
Sharon Amy Montgomery
Sharon Montgomery: I treasure the many good memories that we created together. We grew up together! I am grateful for the times we shared, and hope our kids remember them too! Be careful what you wish for, as the birthday card said> It is you and I against the world ..and I think we are gonna get creamed! We haven’t done too badly, anyway! o
What I mostly remember about Stefan washer artistic ability. Such an artist. She usually had a lovely smile for those she met, even though she may have not remembered or seen them in awhile. Peace always, and condolences to her friends and family.
I will always remember Lavonne with tender joy; a contemplative, intelligent and sensitive woman who enjoyed walking and talking (indeed, the last time I saw her we did just that along the ocean), discussing important matters, art and her friends and family. I know that Bonnie and Sharon travelled with their mom the last few miles and gave her comfort. Sleep easy, Lavonne.
Until we meet again, ❤️love Sue
Hope your still laughing my friend.
Bonnie Jean Crabbe
“My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.”
Vonnie…we shared a lot of laughter over the years. We also shared a deep love for Mom and your wonderful brother and…my soul mate…Ralph , as well as your children and mine. You were an amazing artist. Rest peacefully my sister in law…xo Anita