John David Stephen

Thursday October 10, 2:00 - 5:00 pm MacCoubrey Funeral Home Cobourg


Friday October 11, 1:00 pm MacCoubrey Funeral Home Cobourg

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John David Stephen

June 5, 1941 - October 8, 2019

Peacefully on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg in his 79th year.  Beloved husband of Lois (nee Cuthbert).  Loving father of Janna McKaye (Kevin) and Carolyn Stephen (John Rothernel).  Cherished Poppa of Brock McKaye.  Dear brother of Marion (Rick) McIvor and Darlene (Alan) Wegg. Brother-in-Law of Lynn Cuthbert and John Cuthbert. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Helen.  David will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews, family and friends.  Visitation will be held at MacCoubrey Funeral Home on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 2 – 5 p.m. and on Friday, October 11, 2019 from noon – 1 p.m.  followed by a service in the chapel at 1 p.m.  Interment Centreton Cemetery.  Donations to the Centreton Cemetery or St. Andrew’s United Church, Grafton would be appreciated.  Condolences received at

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Murray Munro - October 16, 2019

Sorry to see Dave has passed. He was a great neighbor.

Vicky and Steve warburton - October 14, 2019

We spent many years together at the Cobourg Jail and I will never forget his wit and wisdom - He got me out of a few jams lol I’m sure he is looking down and never missing a thing!!! He was a very wise and a loving man who will be sadly missed by everyone . Love you moon xo

Jan Bangs - October 12, 2019

Dear Lois, Janna and Carolyn and family,I am sorry for your loss. Your husband and father was a very nice man and the times I encountered him, I always felt happy as he was warm, kind and genuine man. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest condolences, Jan and Mandy bangs

Mabel Piper ( McBride) - October 11, 2019

Dear Lois, Janne, CarolynI am sorry for your lost.Dave was part of my growing up and he was good friend and neighbour to my parents Gordon & Irene McBride.Take care

Stephanie schmidt - October 11, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Cancer society

Brenda Rylott - October 11, 2019

So sorry to hear of Dave passing. He was a great guy to work with and his sense of humour was loved by all. My thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

Paul & Sherry Sweet - October 11, 2019

Our deepest condolences for your loss. I have such fond memories of working with “Moon” both when he was at the jail and with the Cobourg Police. He was a great mentor to the younger staff on how to treat people with respect and dignity.

Jean Morrow - October 11, 2019

My condolences to David's family at this sad time. I remember him in school and a close neighbor when we were growing up.Jean Morrow

Stephanie Schmidt - October 10, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Andrew's United Church, Grafton

Dave Paul - October 10, 2019

Many stories and lots of laughter fondly remembered from our years together working at the jailA wonderful man and great mentor. My sincerest condolences

Roger and Kai Kelly - October 10, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Centreton Union Cemetery

Dalton and Heather McDonald - October 10, 2019

Lois, Janna, Carolyn...our sincere sympathy in your loss of David.. he leaves you with many wonderful memories...Condolences to you . God Bless .

Sue Crawford - October 10, 2019

My deepest sympathy Lois to you, Janna and Carolyn and family

Laurie Harris - October 10, 2019 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

St. Andrew's United Church, Grafton

Brad Halls - October 10, 2019

To the family of Davi "Moon" Stephen. I was saddened today to hear of "Moon"'s passing. I came to know him when he was serving as a court security officer and I was practising law in Cobourg between 1977 and 2012. While we were both involved in serious work, his never ending good humour eased all the tensions and concerns that could arise during the working day. He was obviously so well respected and appreciated by his fellow officers, and I always looked forward to our very pleasant interactions. I hope that it gives you some comfort at an obviously difficult time that he brought that special ray of sunshine into many lives.Brad HallsFergus, Ontario (formerly of Cobourg)

Renee Cutright& Eric Spencer - October 9, 2019

Lois- Janna-CarolynSending so much light and love to your broken hearts right now.If our hugs could put back all those pieces. - imagine us holding onto you all so right.We love youRenee

Cathy Edwards - October 9, 2019

Thinking of you at this sad time Marion, Darlene & Families. Treasure your memories.

Donna Lyne Gardner - October 9, 2019

Dear Lois and girls and families Thinking of you all at this time , will always remember Dave and our childhood with the girls. Great man Thinking of you all Donna Lyne Gardner

Brian Sinclair - October 9, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend. Deepest condolences to the family. Dave was a good friend and mentor when I started my career at the Jail.

Milka Grozdanovska - October 9, 2019

Dear Lois Janna and Carolyn,I am very saddened to hear about your loss. Your family has been very dear to my heart. I will miss him and his sense of humor.May he rest in peace.Love Milka.XOX

Susan and John Frauts - October 9, 2019

Our sympathies for the family. May he rest in peace.

Jackie and Barbara Kelly - October 9, 2019

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband and Father. He was such a loving person and we know of his struggles in the more recent times. God be with each of you. Uncle Jackie and Aunt Barb5171954

Sue Chisholm - October 9, 2019

Marion so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother.Thoughts an prayers go out to all.

Alma Beston - October 9, 2019

With love, I extend my sympathy to you and your family for the loss of loving companionship and comfort with the loss of your dear husband. I remember er when he was courting you and your happiness with the birth of two beautiful girls.! He is with his Lord in whom are all the promises of God our Father. May the grace of God and the love of family and friends sustain you day to day.

Sandra & Elwood Mitchell - October 9, 2019

I am so very sorry to hear of David's passing. I have not seen him for a number of years but have great memories of going to his parents place as a child. Sending deepest condolences to all of his family and friends. Sandra (Tackaberry) Mitchell

Murray &Fran Munro - October 9, 2019

We are very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a good, kind man. A real fine neighbour!We’ve known Dave since he and his Dad, Charlie bought our farm in the 1960’s.All the best as you go through this tough time!Fran & Murray

Stephen and Esther Scowcroft - October 9, 2019

So sorry to hear to this sad news, you are all in our thoughts and prayers x