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Stephen Kenneth Montgomery

Stephen Kenneth Montgomery


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Obituary for Stephen Kenneth Montgomery

September 1, 1963 – October 31, 2023

Stephen Kenneth Montgomery was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, the eldest of three children. Stephen’s father Jack Montgomery and mother Margaret (Woolley) Montgomery died some years ago, sorely missed. He has a sister Maureen (Steve Betts), and a brother J. Andrew (Katharine); their son is his beloved nephew Liam. Stephen is survived by his much loved aunts, Mary Weeks and Iris Barton, both of Quispamsis, NB. Many loving cousins from both sides of his family will miss Stephen.

We define ourselves by the things we care about, and Stephen loved Vancouver. He was a familiar sight in his neighborhood, and took trains, rode buses, and most of all walked many miles as he moved quite literally through his days. In conversation he’d easily tell anyone how to get somewhere, and often would know exactly the block, by number.

Great walkers may be great talkers, and Stephen cultivated all his life a vast and varied set of friends—and seemed to bump into someone he knew wherever he went. He journeyed much farther afield in the great world, too, full of curiosity and a friendliness quite his own.

People who came to know him saw his deep loyalty to his family and friends, his independence, and his humor. Others were treated to a cheerful demanding session of canasta or cribbage, an echo of his Maritime origins.

He faced his end as he faced his life: with energy and thoughtful acceptance, making his loss a little easier for everyone who cared about him, and giving us all the gift of happy memories of this good man and his journeys, small and great.

Happy Trails, dear Stephen.

Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers, Stephen would have been grateful for donations to the BC Epilepsy Society, the BC Cancer Foundation, or the Trans Canada Trail Foundation in Stephen's memory.

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