Born on September 9, 1946 and passed away peacefully on May 2, 2012 in Belmont, Ontario at 65 years of age. Family were by his side. Beloved husband of the late Heather (Colquhoun-2011) with whom he celebrated 43 years of marriage. Cherished brother of the late Raymond (2009), husband of Barbara, Ralph and wife Rosemarie, Joseph and wife Monique, the late Paul (1958), Gloria and husband Bruce Dalke. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Stephen retired after serving 20 years in the Royal Canadian Navy. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 201 Essex and the Navy Club in Windsor. Stephen and Heather owned the Elm Tavern in Woodslee in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Both Stephen and Heather were also caretakers at Heritage Village in the late 90’s. Stephen also worked at Essex Home Hardware until retirement in 2010. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 1-6 p.m. at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex. A Veteran’s Service will take place at 3 p.m. under the auspices of the Windsor Veteran’s Memorial Service Committee. Memories will be shared at 4 p.m. Donations may be made to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre. You may send your condolences online at www.kennedyfh.com

Contact Information: Kennedy’s “the only locally owned funeral home in Essex Centre” 519-776-7378

Windsor Regional Cancer Centre-  http://windsorcancerfoundation.org/

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