Stacey Duane Legault
Born October 18, 1970 in Murrayville, BC
Parents – Jean & Al Twemlow, wife – Kelly, son – Levi, brothers – Laune Legault
(Denise), niece (Lauren) and Jonathan Legault, and sister Clara Legault.
It is with deepest sadness in our hearts on December 22, 2016 at 5:55 pm, Stace gently slipped away from my hand. Throughout Stacey’s life he was always known for his infectious smile & kindness to others. He never judged others & always accepted challenges with a brave heart, as though he was wearing a suit of armor.
He had a never ending love for his soulmate & best friend, Kelly, of 22 years.
Stace made magical moments through his passion for his garden & oasis. He constructed “love benches” in his yard to sit on & enjoy his creations with Kelly.
Stace had a wonderful childhood that he enjoyed with his big brother Laune and their parents. He learned hard, honest work habits from his dad, Al, and incredible strength and a loving heart from his mom, Jean. An Island boy most of his life, he attended and graduated from Ladysmith Secondary School. Kelly and Stacey moved to Nanaimo many years ago. He had a keen eye for business and real estate investing and after working as a certified utility arborist at Davey Tree & HD Tree Services, he went on to create and run a successful auto detailing business, Ace’s Detailing for 14 years. He had an entrepreneurial spirit that was one of a kind & loved to share with others. If you met him, he was an instant friend.
As a young boy he was full of life, jokes & laughter & passed this trait on to his son Levi, as he watched him grow & succeed, always telling Levi to go see the world and have a blast doing so. On his rough days, he would always say “I’m fine”. When asked what he needed, it was always, “whatever you fancy”. Stace could relate to all people, young and old, believed in all people & provided hope to countless others on their darker days. He shared a special brothership with his best friend, John Spanakais, who loyally stood by him through many of his toughest times. We are all better people because of Stace & his ability to share his love with us.
Through many talks over the past few months, Stace proved he had strength like no one I had ever met. He lived and loved his life for each day he was given. A favorite saying was “You are not gonna’ cry all day are you? Worry doesn’t help”. This year was so important to him – watching his son Levi turn 19, graduate, meet Kelsey, and grow into a confident, strong young man. He stayed with us until he knew Levi was well on his way to starting a beautiful life of excitement and adventure. He would always say- “Levi can do anything. He’s way smarter than I was at 19.” Stace was always young at heart.
He was my best friend, the love of my life, and a day will never go by that I will not dream of the times e wrapped his arms around me and said “everything will be OK Buttons”. He left us far too soon, but was clear in his mind of his wishes. To the end he was strong, clear minded and full of love for all of us in his last moments.
In lieu of flowers Stace would love if you made small acts of kindness, on a regular basis, to make someone’s day a little brighter, as he always did. “Stop at the lemonade stand Kel”, or “Wait a minute, I want to get that guy a coffee”. He always believed if you can dream it, it can become a reality.
A garden light celebration of Stacey’s life will be held in Kelly and Stace’s garden and home at 5665 Turnstone Place, Nanaimo B.C., from 1 to 7 p.m. April 29, 2017.