Passed away peacefully after a lengthy struggle at his home with family at his side on Friday March 29, 2019 at the age of 72 of R.R. #2, Coldwater and formerly of Thornton. Beloved husband of Maureen. Loving father of Kymm, Stephen, Jason, Debbie, Yvonne, Duke, Connie, Christine, Rhonda, and Sherri. Loving grandfather of 14 grandchildren. Dear brother of Wayne, Brian, Gordon, Dean, Lois, Lorraine, Heather and the late Velma. Stephen was a retired firefighter at Base Borden and was a former volunteer firefighter with Essa Township. At Stephen’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. As an expression of sympathy donations in memory of Stephen may be made to the charity of your choice and may be made through the funeral home.