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Robert Stephenson

John "Herb" Stephenson

Saturday, January 8th, 1955 - Monday, October 28th, 2019
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Obituary

STEPHENSON, ROBERT JOHN ‘HERB’
Retired, Belleville Fire Department
Past Chair, Belleville Fire Fighters Toy Drive -

Peacefully entered into rest on Monday, October 28th, 2019 at the Heart of Hastings Hospice, Madoc. John Stephenson died at the age of 64. He was the son of Rita (nee McIntyre) and the late Paul Stephenson of Belleville. John was the loving husband for 43 years to Pierrette (nee Lacombe) and the cherished father of Melissa Livingstone (John) of Madoc. He was the loving grandfather of Justin and Zoë. John was the dearest brother of Gail Stephenson of Belleville, Michael (Pat) of Toronto, Susan (Wayne) of Wellington, Paul (Shirley) of Belleville and Denise (Martin) of Brantford. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews, Katie, Mike, Tracy, Melissa, Jade, Noah, Master Cpl. Paul Stephenson, Lily, Katherine, Ashley, Paul, Nathan, Nicholas, Olivia, Benjamin, and Caleb. John will be sadly missed by Pierrette’s family and his many friends.

John is resting at the John R. Bush Funeral Home, 80 Highland Avenue, Belleville (613-968-5588) for visitation on Thursday, October 31st from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Memorial Service in the Chapel on Friday, November 1st, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Hal Wilson & Rev. Father Brad Beale officiating. Interment to follow at St. James’ Cemetery. If desired, in lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart of Hastings Hospice, or the Belleville Fire Fighters Toy Drive would be appreciated by the family. To share memories of John, please visit: www.rushnellfamilyservices.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 31st, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Thursday, October 31st, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    John R Bush Funeral Home
    Address
    80 Highland Avenue
    BELLEVILLE, ON K8P 3R4
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, October 31st, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Thursday, October 31st, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    John R Bush Funeral Home
    Address
    80 Highland Avenue
    BELLEVILLE, ON K8P 3R4
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Memorial Service

    Friday, November 1st, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, November 1st, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    John R Bush Funeral Home
    Address
    80 Highland Avenue
    BELLEVILLE, ON K8P 3R4
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    Officiant
    Rev. Dr. Hal Wilson
    Co-Celebrant
    Rev. Father Brad Beale
  • Interment

    Friday, November 1st, 2019 | 12:30pm
    When
    Friday, November 1st, 2019 12:30pm
    Location
    St. James Cemetery
    Address
    Champagne Drive
    Belleville, Ontario K8N 4Z2
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  • Reception

    Location
    The Dugout
    Address
    514 Dundas St E
    Belleville, Ontario K8N 1G3
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Douglas Barnes

Posted at 01:09pm
Great guy glad to know him rest in peace buddy you will be missed thanks for all you did and your services
RC

Roy and Gail Coxon

Posted at 03:51pm
Pierrette and family----We are so very sad to learn of John's passing.He always had a smile and was quite the gourmet cook for the hunting camp!!! Big hugs to you all....
LC

Lisa Elliott & Tom Crosbie

Posted at 11:05am
Perriette, Melissa and family. We are so sad to have our good friend leave. John (Herbie) will forever be in our hearts and memories.
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Lisa Elliott & Tom Crosbie

Posted at 10:40am
You may have left our side but you will forever be a cherished memory.
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Ed, Angie, Tony, Marysa, James and Deb

Posted at 08:39pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With our deepest condolences,
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