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November 15, 2019

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Stephen Richard Rose

February 7, 1978 - November 5, 2019

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Sydney

Stephen Richard Rose

It is with great sorrow that we, the family of Stephen Richard Rose, announce his sudden passing on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, in Sydney.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was the son of Stephen Rose, Sr. and the late Bernadette (Joe) Rose.

Stephen’s entrance into the world was described by his proud mother as "just like the movies", as his mother went into labour and called for assistance during the Great Blizzard of 1978 in Boston. With the streets not plowed and the city shut down, there were major efforts to get healthcare personnel to her and Steve Jr.  After Steve’s birth in an apartment, makeshift sleds were made to transport mother and child from leftover plywood found in a basement and pulled 85 ft. over huge snow drifts to a waiting ambulance and then to a heavy duty truck to carry them to a hospital nearby. It was at that moment the family knew it would never be boring with Steve around.

Stephen was a proud father to his four young children. He really cherished going on outdoor adventures with his children, especially trips to the beach during the summer. Steve or “Dutty" really enjoyed the recreational sport of Tomahawk throwing with friends and family and then enjoying a nice barbecue shortly after. He would also go on many hikes and explore any area around him out of sheer curiosity. An avid video gamer, he would hilariously poke fun at his friends and family he played against when he won. He attained his Grade 12 General Educational Development (GED) and obtained various educational tickets for different areas of interest to him. Steve earned a brown belt in karate in his younger years, as well. Stephen really had a gift for drawing. As a young boy, he would hold up pictures against the window and stencil out comic book images and eventually freehand many pieces of art as a hobby. He really enjoyed meeting new people and striking up conversations with everyone he met. His compassionate nature would lead him to try to help anybody in need and he was always willing to lend a helping hand.  Stephen enjoyed the finer things in life and really knew how to have a good time. His big laugh will be one of the sounds missed by every one of those left behind, but whenever you see a sticker (that is not supposed to be there) anywhere around Cape Breton, you will know he stood there with a huge smile on his face and mostly likely slapped it there. Little Steve really had his own impeccable style that was noted by many. Stephen was playfully proud of his beard and was a tattoo enthusiast, with each tattoo having a very interesting story attached to it. He was charismatic, with a larger than life sense of humour and always ready for action, which meant that spending time with Stevie was a time to be had. With adventure in mind, it did not surprise his friends and family to hear he would travel across Canada with nothing more than a backpack. We all trust that backpack is filled with everything you need wherever you are now and you can call us collect anytime.

Besides his father, Stephen Sr., Stephen Jr. is survived by his sons, Ethan, Ronin, Callum (Sara Planetta) and Wolfgang (Melanie Sue Smith), all of Sydney; sister, Sherry (Darren) Rose-Morgan and family; brothers, Richard (Teilah Bishop) of Sydney and Brad of Calgary, AB; and nephews, Xander and Wesley, along with their mother, Katie Laybolt, of Sydney. He is also survived by his godmother, Beverly Marshall and godchildren.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thank you to all of our aunts, uncles, cousins, best friends and extended family and friends throughout this difficult loss. There are too many to list, but each of you know who you are.

Stephen was predeceased his beloved mother, Bernadette (Joe) Rose; grandparents, Frank and Rita Joe; grandparents, Mary Ann (Simon) Rose and Robert A. Rose; uncles, Robert Rose, Thomas “Tommy” Rose, Francis “Junior” Joe; and godparent, Basil Joe.

There will be a celebration of Stephen’s life held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019, at Sydney Memorial Chapel, with prayers at 6 p.m. by Deacon Tom Sylliboy. A private interment will take place at a later date.

Donations in Stephen’s name may be made to the IWK Health Center.

Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.com or e-mail sydneymemorialchapel@ns.sympatico.ca

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Service:

No service at this time.

November 15, 2019

at

6 p.m.

Sydney Memorial Chapel

Visitation:

November 15, 2019

from

4-7 p.m.

Sydney Memorial Chapel

Burial Information:

at

Burial will be scheduled at a later date.

Private Burial

Requested Charity:

IWK Health Centre Foundation

or

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