T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel

755 George Street, Sydney, NS


Stephen MacPhee

September 29, 1941October 30, 2019
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Stephen John MacPhee, 78, of Islandview passed away quietly at CBRH on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Born in Glace Bay as the son of the late Duncan and Helen (Cameron) MacPhee he grew to be fondly known as ‘Black Steve’. He was a hardworking and jovial family man that was loved by all! In 1966 he married his childhood sweetheart, Sylvia Geddes and until her passing, they raised four children and enjoyed a 30 year union. Later on Steve was blessed with a 16 year marriage to Dorothy Stevens and loved being welcomed into the lives of Dorothy's children and their families. Before retirement when he wasn't at the controls of a tractor trailer or working 'Snow Removal' for the Department of Highways, he enjoyed playing cards, throwing some darts, having some tea with family and friends, and helping others whenever he could. His absence will be strongly felt by many! Survived by Daughters, Kimberley (Albert) Hines of Howie Center; and Judy (Lorne) Martin of Sydney; Sons Jody (Jean) MacPhee of Islandview; and Duncan (Rhea) MacPhee of Winsloe, PEI; Granddaughters, Amanda, Timika, Carmen, Rachael, and Monica; Grandsons, David, Keith, Daniel, Travis, Coady, and Joshua; Great Grandchildren Clare, John-Coady, & Asher; his Sister Mary (Bill) Crane, numerous Aunts, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Stepchildren Laura 'Lulu' Marshall and Holly Paul, both of Eskasoni and Glen of Sydney. Besides his loving parents, Steve was predeceased by Sylvia (Geddes) and their youngest child David, their grandchildren Aiden & Wyatt, and Dorothy (Stephens) and her granddaughter Rhea. Those wishing may drop by the family home, 3588 Eskasoni Rd, Islandview on Saturday, to pay their respects to Steve. There will also be a visitation at TW Curry Parkview Chapel on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 12:00 until 2:00pm, with a Service officiated by Fr. A. Maroun commencing at 2pm. Memories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.twcurry.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. "Love Many! Trust Few! Do Wrong to None!"


  • Duncan MacPhee, Father (deceased)
  • Helen (Cameron) MacPhee, Mother (deceased)
  • Kimberly (Albert) Hines, Daughter
  • Judy (Lorne) Martin, Daughter
  • Jody (Jean) MacPhee, Son
  • Duncan (Rhea) MacPhee, Son
  • Amanda ., Granddaughter
  • Timika ., Granddaughter
  • Carmen ., Granddaughter
  • Rachel ., Granddaughter
  • Monica ., Granddaughter
  • David ., Grandson
  • Keith ., Grandson
  • Daniel ., Grandson
  • Travis ., Grandson
  • Coady ., Grandson
  • Joshua ., Grandson
  • Clare ., Great Grandchild
  • John-Coady ., Great Grandchild
  • Asher ., Great Grandchild
  • Mary (Bill) Crane, Sister
  • Laura 'Lulu' Marshall, Step-child
  • Holly Paul, Stepchild
  • Glen ., Stepchild
  • also survived by numerous aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins

    Predeceased by Sylvia (Geddes) and their youngest child David, their grandchildren Aiden and Wyatt, and Dorothy (Stephens) and her granddaughter Rhea.


  • Visitation Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • Visitation Sunday, November 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, November 3, 2019


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Sally McIntyre-LeBlanc

November 3, 2019

We wish to express our sincere condolences on the passing of Stephen MacPhee of Northside East Bay NS. Much love goes out to his family and friends at this tender time.
Sadie McIntyre, Cindy Tiller, Sally McIntyre-LeBlanc and Robert McIntyre (Northside East Bay).

Stacey Chiasson

November 1, 2019

I use to go to visit Judy a lot and I will never forget Steve. He always made me laugh. He had a dog and I said oh what’s his name he said ask him.. I said Steve what’s his name he said ask him after several times i finally clued in his name was ask him!
You will be missed by many Steve.
Rest on peace
Thinking of you all

Glen and Debbie Walsh

November 1, 2019

My last memory of Steve was a shopping trip that his wonderful, kind and patient daughter took him on to Shoppers..as unwell as he seemed to be at the time, he, as usual, had all of us laughing while he was wheeled around the store carefully checking off his list of needed supplies. He kept all of us on our toes that day darting in every direction.
Glen has always told me what a hard dedicated worker he was and shared a few funny "Steve stories"...a great man who always spoke so highly of his entire family..sending our sincere condolences to all of you.. Steve will be missed xoxo

Jack and Terry McAdam

November 1, 2019

A Great Man, A Great Person and a Great Friend, a lot of good and fond memories of Stevie and Sylvia and Stevie and Dorothy, never forget when Stevie and Sylvia came to Boston and Sylvia's knuckles still embedded in the dashboard of their car from fright and traffic, Stevie sure had a good time telling that story. God Bless You Stevie, you are missed and our love and condolences to the family, lot of good and fond memories

Dianne and Brian Metcalfe(Mac Phee)

November 1, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Black Steve as we knew him .
We all have many fond memories of this funny and happy man.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love from,,,
The Mac Phee's down in Windsor Ontario.

Tracy Pertus

November 1, 2019

Judy and family, I'm very sorry to hear the passing of your dad. My sincere condolence.

P.J. Mac Lellan

October 31, 2019

He was a great guy, I have great memory of this man, Condolences from P.J. and Jenny on the West coast.

Cynthia & Wendell MacDougall

October 31, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Steve was one of the nicest men we have ever met. He was always smiling and loved to tell a story(or a tale)! RIP sweet man, you will be missed. Hugs to all the family.

Georgina Vautour

October 31, 2019

A wonderful man who I never saw without a smile. He will be dearly missed by all. Our sincerest condolences.

Maureen and George Dixon

October 31, 2019

Steve was a sweetheart of a man
Always could make you laugh. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him and there were lots.love and hugs to all the family.would be there but George broke his foot today.