Kim Stafford (Payeur)

December 18, 2017 33 Condolences Print Obituary

November 15, 1962 - December 15, 2017

Surrounded by family, Kim passed on from ovarian cancer, 55 years young.  She is lovingly remembered by her mother Jean, husband Alan, son Mackenzie, sister Sandy (Paul), brothers Joey and Scott (Brandy), nephews and nieces Drew, Ally (Eoin), Brulan, Colton, CJ, Cayden, and Cole.

Career-wise, Kim started work for Scotiabank in July, 1981 and tirelessly dedicated herself until her retirement in June, 2015 totaling an impressive 34 years of service.  A loving mother and wife, family was most precious to her.  She prided herself in volunteering for multiple charities, her talent for gardening, enjoyment of the outdoors, and passion for the Oilers and Everton FC.

In lieu of a funeral, an open Celebration of Life in Kim’s honour will be held on January 13, 2018 at 2pm at Trinity Funeral Home chapel in Edmonton located at 10530-116 ST NW.

To sign the book of condolences and share memories, please visit trinityfuneralhome.ca

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Ovarian Cancer Canada.

  1. To my sweet beautiful girl, you were my love, my light and my life. You fought your illnesses the same way you lived your life with tenacity, and dignity right to the very end a special lady. You will be in my heart and soul forever and a day. I know we will be together again one day. I love you sweetheart sleep well.

  2. Our dear friend Kim, words can not express how much we will miss you. We were so very blessed to have shared so many great times. Our heartfelt condolences to Alan and Mack and to all of your family.

  3. Kim, you meant a lot to so many people. To me, you were an incredible mother in law and friend. Your passion for life was contagious, be it for a hike in the mountains or a cross country ski in the river valley, cooking amazing meals and above all spending time with family and friends. James and I are so lucky to have had you in our lives and will remember you and love you always.

  4. There is a hole in my heart with the passing of my dearest friend. I will cherish our weekly walks and our wonderful conversations about life, mortality, & family. Kim always saw the best in everyone and loved with her whole heart and soul. Friendship was not just a word to her; it was a commitment and one she took seriously. My kids will miss their Auntie Kim and hold their wonderful memories of her close to their heart. She was my angel on earth and promised to be my guardian angel above. She will always be with me. You are out of pain and at peace finally my sweet Kim; my heart swells with love for you. Al and Mackenzie, you are both in my thoughts constantly and in my prayers daily; remember, I am only a phone call away.

  5. My dear friend and cancer buddy. We shared not only a sisterhood but an ugly disease. You helped me cope with mine more than you will ever know. It will be strange finishing my journey without your encouragement. Thank you for being such a dear friend and don’t forget to save me a place at the “Heavenly Bar”, we will have that glass of wine!
    My love and prayers to you Al, your loving strength as you got Kim too and from the Cross, sitting for hours during chemo, radiation, scans etc. You were a rock for her eespecially during the last 4 months.
    And Mack your mom was so proud of you.
    I feel so blessed to have had Kim in our lives. I know she is finally resting in peace. She was a Warrior!

  6. To Allan and Mackenzie and Family. I was so sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. Kim was a beautiful woman inside and out. We worked together and had some fun together when I worked at main branch. Thinking of you with understanding and concern.

  7. Kim was a wonderful friend for over 30 years. I admired her grace and grit throughout that time, but especially since her diagnosis. Kim faced life straight on…be it in her personal or business life. She worked hard, taking pride in the calibre of her efforts and played hard, what with the hiking, biking and kayaking. She always made every effort to include everyone and to keep her friendships alive. She has been taken much too soon.

  8. I am so sorry for your Loss, I worked with Kim down town. We had our children the same year. She has been a wonderful friend and I will miss her very much.

  9. Alan, Mack and family – words can’t express our sorrow for all of you at this time. We hope you find comfort in so many great memories, as we do. Kim was so full of life and beauty and I’m sure it was so difficult to see her go through this illness in the last several months. She’s now at peace – we will all meet again to continue our friendship.
    Please know we are here for you to help you through this difficult time.
    Forever remembered and loved.
    Brian & Elaine

  10. Kim was a fantastic long time friend and co-worker. So very sorry to hear of her passing. We are sorry we didn’t know about her second illness sooner, and that we didn’t get to visit with you both. She was one of the most beautiful people we have ever met. Lots of very happy memories with you, dear Kim. Now you can rest in peace and without pain. You will never be forgotten. Our sincere condolences to Al, Mackenzie and Kim’s Mom and her siblings.

  11. I can’t remember the first time I met Kim but I certainly remember her fondly and I won’t forget the last time we met or the last time we spoke. Given my demeanor, I sought out people like Kim who would laugh at my wry humour and at times provide good fodder going forward – Kim was one of my best audiences right up until the end.

    My friendship with Kim was primarily work related albeit I have to admit considerable time was spent “après heures” and perhaps those were the most memorable times. Kim was a true team player both at work and at play. I can honestly say that I never saw her in a down mood even during her latest ordeal. She was a true soldier and confidant. If I had anything negative to say about Kim, it was her continuous noshing at her workstation while never gaining an ounce.

    One of the things I harped on was her tendency to run late for meetings which would irritate me given my propensity of being punctual – she always had so much on her plate. I now wish that she could have been late for this tragic event – she is going to be sincerely missed by Al, Mack, family, friends and co-workers. Go into that good night knowing that you touched many hearts and will be remembered for eternity.

    Al and Mack, it is difficult to know what you are going through, but having lost a sister to the same ugly disease at the young age of 49, I know it is truly painful and will take a long time to pass, but it will. In it’s place will be loving memories of the time you spent together. God speed.

    Paul (Margaret) Dill

  12. Kim, who always had a sparkle in her eyes, will be greatly missed but her warmth, kindness and gentle spirit will be remembered forever. She loved life and lived life to the fullest. Today and always may loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength.
    Our friendship is forever,
    Until death did we part,
    We are left with great memories,
    You’re always in our heart.

    Miss you so much dear friend.

  13. Kim will be missed. She was so courageous in her fight against cancer. I have fond memories of all the times we spent together and the joy she had for life. She was like the energizer bunny. I know Kim and our good friend Maggie are getting heaven organized for us.
    Al and Mac, I hope you find peace in your cherished time together with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. Mom,
    Your strength will always inspire not only me but everyone you touched, your willingness to die to self for the greater good was something people will always be impacted by, your friendship taught me so much in how to love all those around. You were my rock and now you will watch from above as I try to emulate your caring soul and you will continue to live through me as I learned plenty from watching you interact with me, Al, Dad and everyone who you came across. The last 6 months were tough but you were tougher always wanting more for us then for you. You always wanted world peace and to be a help to research but you were a project that through this whole process and battle you taught the doctors so much and you taught everyone that watched you battle even more on strength. You will live on through all who you’ve touched and you will always have such a legacy in our family. Couldn’t have asked for a better mom, friend and most of all mentor.
    Nil Satis Nisi Optimum
    See you on the other side

  15. I feel so lucky to have gotten to know you over the past two years. I will always cherish our memories made; be it stafford family dinners, a “forced” upon love for Everton, or simply taking a walk together. Kim, you had a passion for life, which you emitted wherever you were. Jon and I were so fortunate to have been a part of your life.

  16. My prayers and thoughts go out to Allan, Mackenzie, her Mom Jean and the rest of her family during this difficult time. I have known Kim for over 30 years and we met when we worked at the bank. We became friends from the start and my husband Hank and I did a lot of camping with her and her then spouse, along with playing baseball together. Kim sent me a message last week to remember the good times whenever I feel sad. I told her that I cherished the many great times we had together, camping, pumping our mattress while drinking Caesars, playing baseball, volunteering at different events through work, our awesome trip to Belgium, her wedding day, how beautiful she looked and that special glow, the proud smile from Alan. I know that he found a great and special treasure when he met Kim. I remember the greatest moment when she was blessed with having her son, Mackenzie. He has turned out to be a very fine young man. There are so many more great moments and yes I am smiling thinking of them. Kim you have been an amazing friend and exceptional person. You have left us way too soon but I know that you are no longer in pain. I miss you and I love you. We will meet again one day.

  17. Kim
    It’s with heavy heart that we had to say goodbye to you . You fought this disease a long time like we knew you would and still worried about how everyone else was feeling . This just shows what a amazing and loving person you where to all of us . I’m so happy you came into my life and I will miss you so much . Love you always ❤️❤️❤️
    Jon .

  18. Dearest Kim, I had friend who had cancer. She also fought vèry hard every moment. Prior to her passing I bought two very small stuffed bears with a woven note attached to their paws. One for Karen and one for myself. This bear has become my remembrance of friends and family who have passed. The note says it all …
    “I hold you in my heart and in my Prayers”.

  19. Rest in peace auntie kim. Although i havent seen you in many years i will always have fond memories of coming to see you every summer as a child and all the adventures we went on with you. You treated my siblings, cousins and i as your own as mack wasnt born until years later. I flew from Sk. In the early 90s to babysit mack for 2 weeks while your sitter was on holidays and still remember that time spent with you and mack. You will forever be in my heart and childhood memories. Thinking if you Mackenzie! Hugs

  20. My dearest Kim, I will forever cherish our friendship that has spanned over 25 years. I admired your tireless soul and your positive outlook on life. You would lift my spirit whenever we were together. Our many conversations of our kids, spouses and families would either result in laughter and sometimes tears but would end with a smile and a hug. Al and Mack I am so sorry for your loss as you were the light of her life and kept her strong throughout her battle. I am so fortunate that I was able to spend time with you this summer in your beautiful garden picking berries. I let you know how much you meant to me and how much I loved and adored you, until we meet again rest in peace my beautiful friend.

  21. I am at a loss for words. I met Kim in 1988 and quickly we became friends. I have so many fond, funny memories not only working with Kim but spending time outside of work as well, camping, hanging out, coffee and her hosting her get togethers for her friends.
    We worked together for many years . In 1991 our desks were close to each other. I had just found out I was expecting my son. She took my desk chair away hoping it was a “lucky chair” … It was. Shortly thereafter she found out she was expecting Mackenzie. After that someone from the main floor came and took our chair away hoping for the same luck.
    I love you my beautiful friend.

  22. Kim,
    You brightened the spirits of everyone who had the joy to know you. You were my confidant and my friend and made the world a better place. Your compassion and concern for others , your laugher and your strength and determination will always be remembered and treasured. Miss you and love you and thank you for the gift of your friendship.

  23. There are no words dear Kim……how many lives you have touched through out your time with all of us. There are so many fond memories from working together…..the ball games volleyball games…..and our outings with all our friends…..the laughter, the tears….you were an inspiration to all….I will treasure our memories….love you and miss you always……rest in peace smiley one.

  24. Kim you will be greatly missed. One of the greatest things I have gained from working at Scotiabank is having met you. Your positivity, work ethic, strength, tenacity, and ability to always find good in everyone is nothing short of amazing. I will never forget your welcoming arms, kind smile, and infectious laugh. Heaven has gained another angel.

    Al and Mackenzie – my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Take care.

  25. Sending lots of love to you all at this sad time. It was a pleasure to get to know Kim on visits to the UK and for us to come over and spend time with you all in Canada. Kim was a beautiful, kind and special lady who will be sadly missed. May she rest in peace and be free from pain. With all our love ???xxx

  26. My deepest sympathies to Kim’s friends and family. I had the privilege to play soccer with her and was honoured to know her. A truly lovely person.

  27. Kim,
    When I think of you, I think-kindness and light. When I think of you, I think-gentle and caring. I will think of you often and for a very long time, my friend.
    With the greatest saddeness,
    Wendy

  28. Kim,
    It has been my great pleasure to call you friend over the past 23 years. Your kind, loving spirit helped me through some of my darkest hours. Your zest for life and living always had an uplifting effect on everyone. Your example has always been and always will be a bright light in my life and that of my children.
    To Alan, Mack and the Payeur and Stafford families, my thoughts of love and peace are with you always.
    You will be missed Kim but I know that thoughts of you will keep me smiling the rest of my days. Until we meet again.
    Eoin

  29. We are shocked and saddened to hear of Kim’s passing. A lovely lady that we felt like we had known for ever meeting for the first time. Sorry now we didn’t get in touch more, that we always said we’d do when ever we got together. Our hearts hurt for you Allan, Mackenzie and all the family as she will be
    hugely missed by everyone. Rest In Peace lovely lady. God Bless. Arthur & Helen Hampson

  30. My dear Friend Kim, I was so blessed to have you as a Friend, you are an amazing woman, thoughtful and kind, such a gentle soul with a huge heart, we had fun times together, loved your sense of humour. I will miss you dearly, forever in my heart ❤️

  31. Alan, Mack and Family, my deepest sympathies during this difficult time.
    Myself, and a few other teammates first met Kim at a soccer banquet years ago and she made such a good first impression, we immediately invited her to join our team.
    She was a little apprehensive at first as we hadn’t seen her play yet, but what a great addition she turned out to be – on and off the field.
    … We lost a wonderful teammate and friend and we will cherish the memories we have of her.
    ….Kim you will always be in our hearts and inspire us to be better.
    …rest in peace ….

  32. Our dear Kim, I only knew you a short time through soccer. Your son Mackenzie said it all when he said that “you taught everyone that watched you battle even more on strength”. It’s true, you always wanted to hear how we were doing when you were battling so hard. My tears flowed heavily when you said “you had lived a good life”. You were taken from us all way too soon my friend. My heart goes out to Allan, Mackenzie and all your family.

  33. Kim: what an amazing and beautiful person. I will always remember your smile and your chats. Edmonton Main was where we met and even when I made a full circle back you were there! May your family have strength and courage during this time of loss. Rest in peace, my long-time colleague.

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