Stella Peterson

Obituary of Stella Peterson

Estelle “Stella” Marie Petersen

February 20, 1930 - January 6, 2024


Estelle “Stella” Marie Peterson (nee: Emond) was born in St. Victor, SK on February 20, 1930, to Archie and Lillian Emond.  They had 6 children, Lawrence, Doreen, Stella, Helen, Della, and Clifford.  They moved to Cabana, SK by horse and wagon.  Stella lived in Cabana and went to school until she moved to Vancouver with her friend Louise and her sister.  They travelled by train to Vancouver and stayed with Louise’s grandmother.

Stella worked at a cookie dough plant in Vancouver until returning home to Meadow Lake where she worked at the Hub, a local restaurant.  Her mother was writing letters to Stella wanting her to return to Saskatchewan, that is why she returned.

Stella married Roy Nydegger in 1952 and moved to Makawa, SK where she raised 6 kids, Shirley, Carl, Ken, Don, Jim, and Cindy.  In 1981 she married Del Peterson and moved to Meadow Lake where she worked at the Empire Hotel as the office manager.  She was 78 years old when she retired from the Empire.

Stella was full of fun and energy, she was very social, loved people, loved music and dancing.  We went to a lot of dances and music festivals over the years.  She also loved to sing and play the guitar.  Stella had a stroke and needed to be moved to the nursing home in Big River, SK where she passed away January 6, 2024.

She was the best mom that anyone could ever wish for, and she always put her kids first.  She will always be dear to our hearts forever.

Stella is lovingly remembered by: her children: Shirley (Richard) Miller of Big River, SK, Carl Nydegger of Meadow Lake, SK, Donald Nydegger (Marlene) of Makwa, SK and family: Lindsey (Tyler) – Ptolemaeus, Keith – Bentley, James (Donna) Nydegger of Makwa, SK and family: Virginia (Deiter) Klarenbach - Keondre, Nahzia, Kylin, Aubree, Bryan (Lisa) Nydegger - Ally, Emmy, Beau, Cindy Nydegger of Saskatoon, SK and daughter: Sadie (Reid Halabura), her sister: Helen Esau of Fort St. John, BC, also numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

She was predeceased by her 1st husband: Roy Nydegger, 2nd husband Dell Peterson, her son: Ken Nydegger, her parents: Archie and Lillian Emond (nee Carriere), her sisters: Doreen Bolton and Adele Dore, her brothers: Clifford Emond and Lawrence Emond.

A Funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - 11:00 am at Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church, Meadow Lake, SK with Father Uche Umechikelu officiating.  The eulogy was given by Shirley Miller.  Music ministry was provided by Sandra Senga.  Honorary Pallbearers were considered “Everyone who touched Stella’s life”.  Pallbearers were Carl Nydegger, Don Nydegger, Jim Nydegger, Keith Nydegger, Keondre Nydegger and Deiter Klarenbach.

Stella’s final resting place is in Woodlawn Cemetery, Meadow Lake, SK.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion - Meadow Lake Branch in memory of Stella Peterson as tokens of remembrance.

Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit A complete obituary will be updated when available. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, R. Mark Muir and Delores Beaulac Funeral Directors, Big River, SK (306) 469-2277.



11:00 am
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Our Lady Of Peace Roman Catholic Church
504 3 Ave East
Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
Church Service


Woodlawn Cemetery
SW 35 59 17 W3
Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
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