elevated vqVYa July 14th, 1935 – April 4th, 2021
elevated vqVYa It is with great sadness that we announce the death of John William Vojtech Stephens, peacefully with his wife Mary by his side. He is survived by his wife Mary, children Maryellen, Catherine, James and Jacqueline and his sister Eleanor Fiorino (Al). He will be joining his parents Helen and Stephen Vojtech, his sisters Helen and Gertrude and son John Kenneth in heaven. He will be so very missed by his grandchildren Abby, Holly, Quinlan, Cian and Tadhgan . He leaves so many nieces and nephews friends and family who will all feel the void his passing has created.
elevated vqVYa In light of the current COVID 19 Pandemic, the family will be having a private Funeral Mass on Friday April 9, 2021 at 1:30pm. To watch the Mass, live, please click the link below.
John courageously fought his diabetes while plagued with pain. A kind, considerate, and bright, husband, father, professional, and extended family man.
Our condolences to Mary and the family.
Love, Tim and Claire
Deepest sympathy to you, Mary and to all your family, to Eleanor (Al) and your family, and to Helen (Ed) and your family on John’s passing. John was a good man who loved his family, his culture, and his Church. The last few years have not been easy ones for any of you, nor for John, but you persevered. Remember the good times! This does help fill the big hole in your hearts.
Rest in peace, John.
Catherine, Quinlan, Cian and Tadhgan,
I’m so very sorry for the loss of your father and your grandfather. Know that my prayers are with all of you and I hope that your memories of the times you spent together with him will help you through this time.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Jacqueline is a dear friend and I feel so sad for her and her family.
Please accept my most sincere and heartfelt condolences.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Hug your kids tight and know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers.
Branicky and Michalik Family.
Our condolences to wife Mary, sister Eleanor-AL, kids, grandkids and to all Family.
John was a great man, loving his family, very social and energetic human bin.
Rest in peace John.
Catherine, Quinlan, Cian, Tadhgan and family, I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. I’m praying for your strength and understanding during this time.
May your father and grandfather rest well.
John’ spiritual presence remains strong with all who were close to him. His love for his family and their love for him will never end.
John, Grace, Hillary & Jeremy
He will be missed but not forgotten. May his memory be internal. Our love and prayers are with all of you. Xoxo
Dear Jackie and family,
We are very sorry for your loss. Sending you our deepest condolences at this difficult time.
While I did not see John all that often, the time I spent with him was always light-hearted and enjoyable. I will fondly remember him.
Mike and Karen
My deepest sympathy and prayers are with Mary and the family & Eleanor & Al & family. The Lord called John home on the feast of His Resurrection! John touched the lives of many people. He touched my life ; he was my first hockey coach when I was in grade 5. He encouraged me to stay on the CYO team for Assumption Parish with my limited skating skills. John was truly a mentor of Gospel values. His deep faith inspired me that I had asked John to be my confirmation sponsor. He was a person who put his faith into action. May John share eternal Joy & Peace with the Lord. With gratitude to John.
Jim and family,
I know words can’t take away the hurt you’re feeling, but I want you to know how much I care. Sending you love and strength in this time of loss.
Catherine, Cian, Quinlan, Tadhgan and family, my deepest condolences for your recent loss. May you find strength, love and support at this time from friends and family. My prayers are with you all.
John, the Stephens and Godin families were as close as relatives to us. A better man we will all be hard pressed to find. He was the best lawyer that I have known and I have mentioned it to him several times in the past. Sincere condolences to all of us left behind to continue the journey of our salvation. With God’s help you have gained your reward in heaven, John. We will all meet again.
Dear Lady Mary Stephens & Fly’
Please accept our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of your beloved husband Sir John Stephens, K.C.H.S
“May Our Blessed Mother Mary shower upon you and your loved ones her heavenly graces of comfort in your hour of sorrow, and give all of you the strength and courage to endure your sad loss”.
Eternal rest grant unto Sir John O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon him and may his soul and souls of others departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen
With our prayers and sympathy
Sir Patrick J. Rodrigues, K.G.C.H.S.
Dame Margaret Rodrigues, D.G.C.H.S.
To The Stephens Family Uncle John Will Live Forever In Our Hearts 💙🧡❤ For All Wonderful Things He Did I’m So Proud To Call Him My Uncle Will Miss Him So So Much & Can Tell You That He Will Never Be Forgotten & He Will Live On In All Of Today, Now & Forever
Love you all,
Charles V.Godin Edgecombe
Mary and the family,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
We are very sorry for your tremendous loss but know he is in a better place now.
Taraba family from Hlohovec, Slovakia
(Vladimir, Lubica, Lubos and Vladka)
Dear Mary and Family,
We are sending our deepest condolences to all of you for
your loss of John. He will be remembered in our prayers and our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
Paul and Elaine Vyrostko
Dear Mary and children,
John played very important role in my life. I was privileges to visit with him in nursing home.
Please accept my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of your beloved husband, father, grandfather.
Our very sincere sympathy to you and all the family at this time of sadness. John will be greatly missed. Hopefully time and many wonderful memories of your lifetime together will heal your soul and bring you peace.
May he rest in peace.
So sorry for your loss. We thank John and Mary for many wonderful memories between our two families from Toronto to Belle Terre. How they changed our lives. With sympathy and prayers to all.
Warren & Irene
We are so very sorry that John passed away. I watched the service which was lovey and remember many good memories and special occasions and John was always smiling! Such a good man. We are lucky to have known him.
The great memories and the blessing of friends will sustain you each day and especially to Mary and Cathereine, Quin, Cian and Tadhgan, we send love, hugs and prayers. The service was lovely and glad we could participate in this way with covid still raging. Love to you all.
Please accept our sincere condolences from Liz and family on the loss of your dear husband, father and grandfather John. He and Wally were “fast friends” in the nursing home, and we understand how you feel. Words are just not enough to convey our sorrow. Take care of yourselves.
Our hearts are saddened to learn of the passing of John, and we send our heartfelt condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the entire family.
It was our honour to meet John at Southlake Village where we enjoyed many interesting conversations, and stories. John was a remarkable man, a true gentleman.
May the wonderful memories you have live on in your hearts forever.
Rest in peace, John.
Murray MacDonald & Family