September 14, 1961 – April 11, 2023
In loving memory ~
Stephen, beloved son, brother and nephew very sadly passed a way on April 11, 2013 after a prolonged illness. His memory will forever remain in our hearts.
Born in Calgary, Alberta he made many lasting friendships and enjoyed spending time with his family at get-togethers, dinners and visits. Many summers during his youth he spent in Nelson with his uncle and older sister, enjoying the lake and drives on forest roads. He loved to visit his younger
sister’s acreage where he liked spending time with all the animals. He also liked to spend time at a friend’s cabin
where he enjoyed being away from the city. Later in life he moved from Calgary to New Brunswick where he lived with dear friends.
Stephen had a kind and gentle nature, never speaking a bad word. He was a true gentle man, well-spoken and known for his impressive vocabulary. His quick wit and sense of humor often brought laughter and joy to his family and friends. He was often dressed either in his favorite plaid jacket or in a suit jacket with one of his nice ties for special occasions.
As a fiercely independent redhead, Stephen lived life on his own terms. While dealing with cerebral palsy, he showed great strength and courage throughout his life.
Stephen enjoyed making and collecting vintage model cars, and particularly loved going to car shows. He was a big fan of football and his favourite team was his home team, the Calgary Stampeders. He had a very impressive collection of videos and dvds of old movies and TV series that he recorded and many a conversation was had with him reminiscing about these old shows and enjoying the nostalgia they provoked. He had a love for antique cameras as well as a passion for older military planes and he enjoyed going to the museum to see the historic planes.
In Calgary he had been a volunteer at a military museum and he took pride in working part- time for about ten years recording oil-well production results for a friends company.
Stephen loved animals, he created scrapbooks of interesting photos and news articles of different animals and of anything he found interesting.
He enjoyed the simple pleasures of a perfectly grilled steak and the occasional good cigar, later in life he developed a fondness for the taste of lobster rolls.
Stephen will forever be remembered for his kindness, wit and strength of character. His absence leaves a void and we will cherish the memories he left behind.
Rest in peace, Stephen. You will be deeply missed and forever in the hearts of your loving family and friends.
Private interment, alongside his two brothers, and memorial held in Grand Forks BC. Obituary
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