It is with great sadness that the family of Neoma Stiegler announce her passing at the age of 65 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Neoma Martha Dawn (Littlewood) Stiegler was born in Grandview, MB on November 19th, 1955, to Francis and William Littlewood of Gilbert Plains, MB. She was the eldest of two daughters who were raised on the family farm south west of Gilbert Plains MB
Neoma loved cooking, baking, and all other domestic duties. She was attached to her mothers apron strings from an early age. Neoma became a fantastic cook, especially her desserts, sweet and sour meatballs, and of course her homemade nalysnyky. Neoma’s other great passion in life was to become a nurse. She knew without a doubt that was what she wanted from an early age. On the farm Neoma would always bring the runt of the pig litter into the house. She would feed it with a baby bottle and take care of it until it was strong enough to join the rest of its litter.
Neoma graduated from Gilbert Plaines Collegiate in June 1972 and at the age of 17 she headed to Winnipeg seeking work. She applied for a job at the Health Science Center in the Central Service Supply Department. Because of her young age the lady taking the application told her “Dear, you should go back to school and finish high school.” Needless to say, Neoma got the job. She then began her studies in nursing and on February 1st, 1975 she graduated from the LPN Nursing Program at Red River Community College. Neoma came to Swan River for her practical studies and never left. Later on she decided that she wanted to become a Registered Nurse and on June 17th 1995 she made that goal happen, graduating with honours from Keewatin Community College in the Pas, MB. Neoma assumed many duties in the healthcare field over her 37-year career. Those being, Staff Duty Nurse during her early career, Direct Service Nurse, Homecare Case Coordinator, Discharge Planner, and Clinical Service Manager until her retirement. Neoma retired from the healthcare field on September 15th, 2011 ending a very dedicated nursing career.
When Neoma moved to Swan River she met named David Siegler and on August 1st, 1987 they were married. After years of marriage they amicably decided to part ways.
This is when Neoma met Dave Lukie, her partner and best friend of 16 years. They became inseparable with their mutual love of camping, fishing, and travelling the world in the winter together. Their get a way’s were many, traveling to Cuba, Jamaica, Texas, Mexico, Australia, Las Vegas, The Philippines, Thailand, and Malysia.
Neoma did not have children but was still a mother. She cherished her two nephews, Brett and Braden Church and loved them and treated them as they were her own sons.
Neoma’s incredibly special love was her “happy place” at Rickers Campground, catching the big one that of course got away, gardening, cooking, scrapbooking, and listening to Dave’s karaoke.
Neoma was predeceased by her parents William and Francis Littlewood, brother-in-law George Church, and many other family members.
Left to cherish and keep Neoma’s memory alive is her partner Dave Lukie, sister Cindy Church, nephews Brett (Lana) and Braden Church and many other family members and friends.
Life must end
Love does not
You will remain in our hearts forever Neoma
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