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Stephen Kenneth Montgomery

October 31, 2023

Stephen Kenneth Montgomery, the eldest of three children, was born in Saint John, New Brunswick. Sadly, Stephen’s parents, Jack Montgomery and Margaret (Woolley) Montgomery, passed away some years ago, leaving a void in his heart. He leaves behind his sister Maureen (Steve Betts), his brother J. Andrew (Katharine), and his beloved nephew Liam. Stephen is also survived by his much loved aunts, Mary Weeks and Iris Barton, both residing in Quispamsis, NB. Numerous cousins from both sides of his family will deeply miss him.

Stephen’s love for Vancouver defined him. He was a familiar presence in his neighborhood, always on the move. He would take trains, ride buses, and, above all, walk countless miles throughout his days. Stephen possessed an extraordinary knowledge of the city’s streets, often providing detailed directions to anyone in need. His social nature led him to cultivate a wide range of friendships, and it seemed that he would encounter someone he knew wherever he went. He also ventured beyond the city, exploring the world and approaching it with an unyielding curiosity and affable demeanor.

Those fortunate enough to know Stephen witnessed his unwavering loyalty towards his family and friends, his independence, and his remarkable sense of humor. Many were indulged in cheerful card games of canasta or cribbage, reminiscent of his Maritime roots. As he approached the end of his life, Stephen demonstrated the same vigor and acceptance that characterized his existence. His departure brought solace to those who cared about him, leaving behind cherished memories of a good man and his journeys, both big and small.

In honor of Stephen’s memory, donations to the BC Epilepsy Society, the BC Cancer Foundation, or the Trans Canada Trail Foundation would greatly be appreciated. Farewell, dear Stephen, and may your trails always be happy.

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