Francis Leonard, “Len” Stephenson
Age 63 Halifax, passed away peacefully with his loving daughters by his side, at Northwood Ivany Place, on June 1, 2022. Born in Halifax he was the son of the late John and Mae (Mary McKenna) Stephenson. Len’s family resided in the north end of Halifax. Len attended St. Stephen’s and St. Patrick’s schools. Len was active in Minor Hockey in his youth, both as a player and referee. He worked at D&L Engineering as a Safety Officer/Technician for 21 years.
Len had a deep respect and appreciation for life. He loved adventuring, vacationing, and sharing life lessons with his daughters. Len had a stroke in 2006 and continued to live life to the fullest of his capability. His last few years were a struggle. May he be more at peace now.
Len will be forever missed by his girls, Erin (Patrick), Halifax and Gabrielle, Bedford. His grandchildren will truly miss Grandad Len. Halle, Anderson, Winston, Helena, and Lennox. He is survived by his sister, Ethel Thompson, Halifax; Colleen Stephenson (John), Aylesford; Bernadette Willigar, Western Shore, and Theresa Horwell (Tom), Halifax; brother-in-law, Wilfred (Wossie) Dauphinee, Hubbards; and his favorite sister-in-law, Theresa Stephenson, Dartmouth. Len was predeceased by his parents John and Mae, brother, Gerald (Gerry); sister, Mary, and son-in-law Andrew Cullum. Len will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, who all have precious memories of his kindness to them. Cheryl, Scott, Nancy, Andrew, John, Justin, Sandy, Heidi, Trevor, Dwayne, and Stephanie. They all know he will need shades in heaven.
The family wishes to express a heartfelt gratitude to all the staff and departments, fellow residents and their families at Ivany Place who appreciated Lenny for who he was.
A celebration of life will be held 11 am Wednesday, June 8 in the Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, 13549 Peggy’s Cove Road, Upper Tantallon. The family would appreciate masks be worn. Donations in memory of Len can be made to a charity of your choice.