John Stephens, beloved husband for forty-two years of Wendy Stephens, walked into heaven on Saturday, May 2, 2009, surrounded by his family at the Rockyview General Hospital.
John will be a treasured memory to his children, Nicole (Glenn) Baxter and John “Jay” Stephens Jr.; six grandchildren “who lit up his life”; his sister, Anne (Jerry) Kalych; brothers-in-law Kent (Donna) and Bob (Jane) Hillard; sisters-in-law Rene and Barb Stephens; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Dr. Gordon M. and Helen Stephens; and brother Jim Stephens.
John was born in St. Boniface and grew up in Winnipeg, MB where he graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He joined Calgary Power (TransAlta Corporation) in August, 1960 and retired as Manager of Distribution in 1993. John generously gave of his time sitting on Boards of various organizations and volunteering his time in the Community. His greatest love was supporting his children in their many sports and life activities. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, #100, 2421 – 37 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Y7 Telephone: (403) 250-7090, www.mssociety.ca/en/give or to Father Lacombe Care Centre, 332 – 146th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2X 2A3 Telephone: 403-256-4641. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Dunham and the ICU Team at Rockyview for their compassion and care in John’s final hours. We also thank Community Accessible Rehab., CHR Community Care and Father Lacombe Day Support Program for their excellent care of John over the past year.
A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, May 8, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of John Stephens, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences