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In Loving Memory of

Stephen Tanner

1949 - 2021

Obituary of Stephen Tanner

Stephen Tanner

Passed away surrounded by family at his home on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the age of 71. Lovingly missed by his partner of 38 years, Debbie. Cherished father to; Michael (Melissa), Jeffrey (Andrée-Anne), and Jennifer (Brandon) and Papa to; Jordan (Chloe), Owen, Ava, Corbin, Jaxon, Tanner, Ryder, and Hayden. Stephen will be missed by all family and friends that knew him.

Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133) has been entrusted with arrangements. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Stephen’s life will take place at a later date. In lieu of donations, the family asks that you spend the time and money on making memories with your family and loved ones. Online condolences may be shared on Stephen’s tribute page at EssentialsNiagara.com.

For all those who I loved, and loved me, we will meet again.

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Jaeson, Jenny and Isaac Tanner
2 years ago

Our prayers and love to Deborah and the cousins.

Deb Desroches
2 years ago

Dear Deb, so sorry for your loss kiddo, hope to see you as soon as it’s safe for us to meet

cathie warriner
2 years ago

so sad to hear of Stephens death – i wish you peace

Keith Milks
2 years ago

The world has lost a great man and the Tanner’s a great Christian man, husband, father and grandfather. Stephen affected me with his love, patience and common sense. I consider myself lucky to be able to call him my friend. I KNOW we will meet again to laugh and play cards together again.

Love you brother. and my condolences to all saddened by his lost

Joy Robinson
2 years ago

Remembering Uncle Stephen with fondness. Much love to you all at this sad time.

2 years ago

My sincerest condolences to the whole Tanner family. Stevey T was one of the most interesting people I got to know in my youth. He always had some good advice, a different perspective or a dad joke to make you laugh. I cherished those late night chats, his quick wit and his ability to make you feel welcomed in his home. He taught me fishing tricks I’ve passed along to my kids and he always had a smile to brighten your day. Rest in Peace my friend you will not be forgotten.

Helen, Erik and Duckie
2 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss, Stephen was a very kind and happy person. I loved his smile. We will miss him alot.

Sandy Mastoris
2 years ago

My dear friend Debbie and family,
I extend to you my sincere condolences. Stephen will always hold a special place in my heart and i am sure in the hearts of all who knew him. Seeing the two of you holding hands and the sweet smile on Stephen’s face will be always be a happy memory for me.
When life permits, I will take my family to Kings Buffet and make more memories.
With lots of love and a really tight hug.

Cate Riddle
2 years ago

Debbie I am so sorry for your loss sincere condolences to you and your family. When we can we will definitely make memories in his memory

Nancy Tingley
2 years ago

I can not express my sorrow for Debbie and their family . Plus many friends . I am proud to say I am one of them . My love goes out to everyone who knew Debbie And Stephen . Heaven has opened it gates to a great man .

Barton Benest
2 years ago

So sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences too you and your family. I really liked Stephen to me he was always fun to be around.

Michelle Benest-Tanner
2 years ago

Stephan and I have known each other for 46 years. Even though I was his sister-in-law Stephan was a friend. I remember the farm house he rented with his brother. It was such fun cleaning it up for moving in. Going camping was always an adventure. Country rides were all the more special. He was a rock. He was a constant presence in everyone’s lives that he knew. He was there for you. When, through sheer determination, bolstered by his wife Debbie’s strong spirit, made it through a major accident he knew whom he loved and had to thank for the years extra years he had. A large piece is gone from my life and I miss him dearly. A man of honour and love. He and his wife are a true love story that I count it an honour to be a part of. He is just a thought away. Love you all!

Chris Petrak
2 years ago

“I’m never sure what to say in the face of such a difficult loss. What I do know is Stephen and I were friends and I take comfort knowing that we never lose the people we love, they continue to be part of every act, thought and decision we make. I feel lucky that I got to know Stephen. I share in your sadness.”


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