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STEPHENS, Ian Harry

August 9, 1936 – Portsmouth, England
September 21, 2014 – Cochrane, Alberta

Ian beloved husband of the late Beth Stephens of Cochrane passed away on September 21, 2014 at the age of 78 years.

Ian immigrated to Canada while a teenager in 1953, debarking at Quebec City, and settling with his parents in Craigmyle Alberta and later in Hanna Alberta. Ian and Beth were married in 1960 and together they raised their three sons. For many years, Ian owned the auto body repair shop in Hanna before selling the business and moving to Calgary in 1975 where he worked for Western Union Insurance Company. In 1993, Ian bought into Calgary West Insurance brokerage until he retired in 2000. In 1998 Ian and Beth moved to Cochrane, where Ian was active with the Good Sam’s, digital photography and more recently Radio Controlled Model Airplanes.

Ian is survived by his three sons and daughters-in-law, Ian Michael and Louise Stephens of Calgary, Varden and Pam Stephens of Cochrane and Jeff Stephens and Natalie Genois of Montreal, QC; six grandchildren, Robert, Kaelan and Courtney, and Joshua, Dylan and Sidney; as well as Nero, Ian and Beth’s beloved dog. He was predeceased by his loving wife Beth in 2008.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Cochrane, 369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB); on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Ian Stephens a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: 403-932-4740.

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  1. Saying goodbye is always so very hard. Take comfort in the knowledge that he and Beth are together again – forever.
    Love from the Mowats, Gordon and Marg, Heather and Charlie, Lisa and Steve and Cara and Kurt.

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  2. Sincere Sympathy to Jeff and all his family from Gino, Diane, Victoria & Clara Ciraulo.
    Repentigny, Québec, Canada.

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  3. danielle duchesne :

    My condolences Jeffrey to you and all your family,it is always difficult to lose our loved one.

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  4. Dear Ian and Louise,

    I am so sorry for your loss.

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  5. Ian, Varden, Jeff and families: Merv and I were sad to hear about Uncle Ian. We enjoyed his company and have many great memories of times spent with him. He was always a happy guy and kind to us. Our condolences to you and your families. Love from Judy and Merv See.

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  6. Fay Vandale (formerly Morris) :

    I was so sorry to read about the loss of your dear father. Varden and Sherri (my daughter) were both born in the Hanna Hospital, amongst 7 other babies in June of 1964. I knew your Dad and Mom very well. All of my sympathy goes out to the family at this sad time.
    Fay Vandale

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  7. Ian, Varden, Jeff and Families, My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. I have fond memories of both Uncle Ian & Aunt Beth as they welcomed me into your wonderful family. I am happy to have known them both. My love to you all……

    Brenda

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  8. Donna-Marie Clark :

    My heart knows the ache, and our thoughts are with your whole family. I am so very very sorry for your loss. Much love from the Clark/Hopland family up north.

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