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Patten Funeral Home

71 Union Street, Glace Bay, NS

OBITUARY

Herbert Stevens

October 5, 1930September 30, 2019

STEVENS, Herbert Walter It is with great sadness that we the family announce the passing of our DAD, Herbert Walter Stevens on September 30,2019 at the age of 88. Herb would have been 89 on October 5! Dad was born in Glace Bay and grew up on King Edward St with 4 brothers and 4 sisters. He was the proud son of the late Lucy (Budgell) and Alex Stevens. He worked on S.N Railway as a brakeman for 19 years. He loved to tell railroad stories. It was one of his many jobs. Dad went to university as a mature student and graduated from Dalhousie in 1975 with a Masters of Social work. This was a dramatic, fulfilling time in his life. He was honored to have the opportunity to support DEVCO employees and their families in his new rule. He is survived by his daughter Linda (Kevin) Mugford and Dorothy Stevens; siblings Hilda, Toronto, Bob, N.B., Dorothy (Bud) Halifax and his grandchildren Tyler(Kelly)Parkcity, Utah, Kurtis (Ashley) Prince Albert, Kayla (Travis) Melbourne, Aust., Cameron (Prince Albert), Tracey (Halifax) and Chirstopher (Fort McMurray) and his great Grandchildren Parker, Sawyer, Cooper and Nolan. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife Kaye (McNeil) Stevens; sisters Peg and Rita and brothers Wilf, Clarence, Jack and Stanley. Visitation will be held on Monday October 7,2019 from 6pm-8pm at Patten Funeral Home, with a Celebration of life from 7-730pm. Online condolences can be sent to www.pattenfuneral.com. Thank you to the VON, Home Care and funeral arrangements made by Patten Funeral Home. The VON and Home Care employees became Dad’s friends. They listened to his stories and told him stories. They provided so much more than their duties required. Thank You!. Thank you to the staff on 3rd East who treated Dad with compassion and friendliness. Also Dr. J MacLean, thank you for your wonderful care of Dad until his last days. Dad loved life. He loved Mom (Kaye), his two daughters and their families and everyone else that was fortunate enough to meet him. Dad had the magical ability to see the positives of people and daily situations. Dad always talked so fondly of his upbringing, his parents and siblings, his work life and his family and friends. Oh yes Dad could talk!. He loved to tell stories but he was also a great listener. Dad probed others to tell their story and he would listen with sincerity and joy. In Dad’s later years he battled diabetes and overall failing health. Dad always remained as positive as possible and was quoted as saying “growing old is not for whimps!”. Dad will be dearly missed by those that he is leaving behind but he leaves us all with his influencing characteristics of focusing on staying positive to enjoying each day and each other. Rest in Peace Dad, Papa Herbie, Herb and friend. You are loved and appreciated by many.

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Karen Hindle

October 7, 2019

I was looking at the pictures and remember with fondness the one of you and Kay in the boat at Waskesiu for your 40th and glad I was able to share the day with you and Kevin and Linda and family. It brought back happy memories. You will be missed by anyone who was blessed with knowing you. Thinking of Linda and family and Dorothy and family. Love Karen

Sheila Gardiner

October 7, 2019

Dear Dorothy, Linda and families...
Sending our sincere condolences to you and your families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
George (Jr). Glenn, and Sheila Gardiner (and family)

Nancy Booth

October 5, 2019

Dear Linda, Dorothy & families,
So sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Hard to believe it was almost a year ago that he and Mom were neighbours in the hospital and it gave me an opportunity to say hello. I remember your Dad always had a smile on his face.
Thinking about you all at this difficult time. Take care and treasure your memories.
Nancy Booth (Ferguson)

Linda Ford

October 4, 2019

so sorry for your loss.loved my time with Herb.what a wonderful man.its people like him that make us enjoy our job.again my condolenses to all the family

Darlene MacRury

October 4, 2019

Very sorry for your loss. Herb will be missed, especially his stories.

Darlene Clarke

October 4, 2019

Enjoyed visiting you Herbie. You were an amazing, sweet man who adored his family. I took pleasure in looking at all your photos your family lovingly made for you. I will miss sharing my adventure stories with you and listening to your stories as well.

Charlene Mugford Pelletier

October 4, 2019

My Mom celebrated her 90th last year and even though he wasn't feeling well , Papa Herbie wanted to be there to greet Mom and mingle with family and friends. His smiles were contagious. You will be greatly missed by all who knew you. "Rest in Peace" . Blessings to family members.

JaneAnn Chadwick

October 4, 2019

How to say goodbye to such a special man. Always with a great story or inspiration thoughts. I will miss the stories of our childhood and those type written letters . Rest In Peace dear soul, until we meet again! Much love always,
JaneAnn and Chuck
His much loved niece.

June Hart

October 4, 2019

We lived next door to the Stevens' family (Butler on John St) for many years. Herb was always friendly and sweet. In later years our paths crossed at Devco and he always stopped to chat about our old neighbourhood. Really nice man. Sincere sympathy.

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