Lee MacDonald Stearns
Lee MacDonald Stearns, aged 59 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away on Saturday, October 30th, 2021 after a 10 year battle with Kidney Disease, Dialysis and other medical complications.
Lee was born in Moose Jaw and graduated from Vanier Collegiate, where he enjoyed playing football. He attend SIAST for 6 months taking Engineering and Drafting before moving on to becoming a Hairdressing Apprentice at his dad’s salon, Select Coiffure. In later years Lee became a business partner and worked at the salon for 39 years. During this time, to help support his family, Lee took on part time work as a School Bus Driver for Prairie South School Division, an Airbrush Artist for Orion’s Taxidermy and engraved headstones for REMCO Memorials.
Lee’s greatest passion was for Airbrush Painting. He worked on many projects in the area including the Marquis sign, Park Hotel, gym door at Peacock Collegiate, and Westmount School. He taught airbrush classes at the Moose Jaw Art Museum and worked on motorcycles, cars, murals, canvases, helmets, t-shirts, costume make-up and more. Lee enjoyed doing auto body work and fixing up cars, and was working on a 1956 Chevy Panel Van at the time of his passing.
When Lee married Donna, he learned how to windsurf, enjoying many weekend and holiday destinations. He enjoyed boating, fishing, and golfing. As a young boy, he learned how to downhill ski and become involved with White Track in several capacities for many years.
Lee loved his dog Blue, who kept him warm and was good company. Most of all, Lee cherished his grandchildren and couldn’t stay away from them more than a day or two. They filled his heart with joy.
Lee is survived by his wife of 36 years, Donna Stearns; son, Dustin (Brittany) Stearns; grandchildren: Keaton, Freyja, and Eden; son, Matthew Stearns (Bree); grandchildren, Maggie and Kaden; daughter, Samara Stearns (Kristian); parents, Gary and Bernie Stearns; sisters: Jody Novak and her children Jennifer and Kevin (Connie), and Vicki (Mark) Keller and their children Megan and Nikki (Adam).
A Celebration of Lee’s Life will be held on Saturday, November 6th, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Hasmatali officiating. Those unable to attend are invited to view the service virtually by going to www.moosejawfuneralhome.com/webcast/. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Lee’s name may be made to the Dialysis Unit at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital c/o Moose Jaw Health Foundation, 55 Diefenbaker Drive, Moose Jaw, SK S6J 0C2. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. James Murdock, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Extending my heartfelt sympathy to Gary & Bernie and family.
Well I had no idea Lee had any health issues. I hung around with Lee in high school (Vanier) and we worked on either his car or my truck while in high school. Lee was one of a kind person who was genuine and soft spoken, he was always shooting straight from the hip to which we all admired about him. I haven’t seen Lee in a long time but I will always remember him, perhaps this is an opportunity for ALL of us to reach out and say hi to those who we have met over the years. I have nothing but love and respect for Lee and I truly wish all his family peace and love and to cherish his memory.
Love and respect
To all Lee’s Family; We were so sorry to hear of Lee’s passing. He certainly fought the good fight for all those years! We send our deepest sympathy to each of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you comfort and peace during these very difficult days.
Lee’s commitment to life was undeniable.
To Donna and family, my heart and prayers go out to you and Lee shall always be remembered.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Thinking of all of you.
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose. May hope fill your heart.
Keith & Cathy Steinhauer
Thinking of you and sending our sympathy and condolences with the loss of your son, Lee.
Donna and family, we were so sorry to hear of Lee’s passing. He was such a kind soul. Prayers to you all and may the memories in you heart help you through the days ahead.
Lee was my mom’s hairdresser for many years after his dad Gary retired. Mom loved his gentle and kind ways and she enjoyed his humour. Most of all she loved the way he did her hair.
Our condolences to Bernie and Gary, and sisters Vicki and Jody.
Love Marlene Chase and Karen
So sorry to hear of Lee’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.
Donna, Dustin, Matt, Samara and families, we are so sorry for your loss. Lee was such a warm and kind man. We have many fond memories from Peacock and football days! Deepest condolences, and hugs to all..
Rhonda, Gary, Steven and Braeden
Saddened & shocked to hear of Lee’s passing. He just cut my hair last week and we had a wonderful conversation with his very positive outlook on life! Just a great friend and distinctive human being. My condolences to his family he left behind.
Bernie, Gary & Families.
Sending my sincere condolences as you journey on accompanied by the many precious memories of Lee and of the times spent together as a loving family.
I will miss him. I have known him since Gary was my hairdresser for years, I have felt some distress at seeing him fighting this disease and still valiantly carrying on with the job. Gary I am thinking of you at this sad time.
To Gary, Bernie and extended families
So sorry to learn of Lee’s passing, I have so many great memories from my youth of family ski trips to the mountains, white track, and times at the lake when we were kids. There were the high school years, art classes together, playing football and Lee of course driving the convertible firebird. While I hadn’t seen Lee much in our adult lives, we did catch up a few times at the golf course or watching a high school football game and I am saddened by his lost to your families.
Sending our sincerest sympathies
Terry and Diane Hardy
Donna and family, we are so very sad for your loss. Lee was the kindest, most loving family man I know.
Bernie ,Gary Donna and families sending our deepest condolences and love Lee was a awesome friend and our kids are. Sick over his loss , he was always c@ring and showed a big interest in their lives growing up he. Was a great son husband dad and brother and Grampa love you all John and Karen Mccubbing ❤️
Bernie, Gary & extended Families:
We were so sorry and shocked to learn of Lee’s untimely passing. Sincere condolences at this sad time.
Erwin & Barb
Gary, Bernie and extended family
I am so so very sorry and saddened to hear of Lee’s passing. He was taken way too soon and will be greatly missed. Growing up together I always remember that creative artistic flare about him so soft spoken and always had a car full of friends cruising in his convertible. Anytime I saw him at the salon we would catch up on what our families were up too and have a few laughs. Please know that my heart and prayers go out to all of you at this most difficult time. ❤️❤️
Lee was always great to visit with. Whether it was during a haircut, when we worked together at my daughters store or just meeting up with him somewhere. Donna and family I’m so sorry for your loss