Stella, Mathilda Daykin

Stella, Mathilda Daykin

Daykin – Stella, Mathilda

January 5, 1920 – June 7th, 2015

The family is very sorry to announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Stella Daykin (nee Jahn).

She was born on January 5, 1920 in Roche Percy, Saskatchewan, one of fourteen children on her family’s farm. Growing up she excelled in school, her ambition to be a teacher. Unfortunately, her family was unable to send her to teachers college as the Great Depression intervened.

In her early adulthood she came to British Columbia, later she was joined there by three of her sisters. She worked for several years, and then trained to be a hair stylist, later having her own salon. Stella later met and married Cecil (Cec) Daykin who was very impressed with this young and truly beautiful woman.

Despite having several serious health issues through the years, she outlived all her siblings and all their partners and for many years was the family matriarch. Pre-deceased by her much loved husband, she is survived and will be sadly missed by their five children, Gail Smith (Paul), Laurel Stuart (Alan), Greg Daykin (Carolyn), Coleen Mayea (Harold) and Shelley Mann (Don), her well loved fifteen grandchildren, Glen, Craig, Leigh, Neil, Grant, Alana, Sarah, Jason, Steven, Philip, Ariel, Brandon, Ashley, Brittany and Christy, and to date, eighteen great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be offered at

Your condolences will be approved within one business day. You will need a valid Facebook account. Please email us if you have any questions.