FLEM­ING, Martin Stephen

Cape Breton Post - - OBITUARIES -

Martin Stephen Flem­ing passed away peace­fully on No­vem­ber 7, 2018, in his home, sur­rounded by his fam­ily.

Stephen was born on Septem­ber 14, 1951 in Low­ell, Mas­sachusetts, the old­est of three.

Stephen was pre­de­ceased by his mother, Kather­ine Pa­tri­cia (Hes­sion) Flem­ing and his fa­ther, John Joseph Flem­ing.

Fol­low­ing grad­u­a­tion from Keith Academy in Low­ell, in 1969, he at­tended Saint Mary’s Uni­ver­sity in Hal­i­fax, Nova Sco­tia, grad­u­at­ing in 1974. Stephen met his wife, Dar­lene MacMullin, out­side the Lord Nel­son Ho­tel in Hal­i­fax. They soon be­gan a re­la­tion­ship and were mar­ried on Jan­uary 8, 1977, in Saint Mary’s Church at East Bay, N.S. and so, be­gan their jour­ney.

They have three chil­dren whom Stephen leaves be­hind, Sean Christo­pher, Kather­ine Teresa, and Mary Anne (Bill). All three chil­dren grad­u­ated from uni­ver­sity and are a tes­ta­ment to Steve’s pos­i­tive char­ac­ter, drive and out­go­ing per­son­al­ity.

Steve and Dar­lene lived in Hal­i­fax the last 34 years, es­tab­lish­ing them­selves in both the ed­u­ca­tion and busi­ness com­mu­ni­ties. Steve had a pas­sion for all lev­els of sports and was ac­tive with his kids and their friends in bas­ket­ball, foot­ball, base­ball and cross-coun­try. Steve also known as “Pops”, was a proud sup­porter of the Saint Mary’s Uni­ver­sity bas­ket­ball, foot­ball and hockey pro­grams.

Steve was well known for his pas­sion for all things “Bos­ton Sports”. He loved the Red Sox, Pa­tri­ots, Bru­ins and Celtics. He had the plea­sure of watch­ing his beloved Red Sox win the World Series just a few weeks ago. All the fam­ily dogs were named af­ter the Bos­ton Red Sox.

Steve worked the last 30 years at Mu­nic­i­pal Group of Com­pa­nies with ded­i­ca­tion, loy­alty, lead­er­ship and hu­mil­ity, where he was a men­tor to many. His motto was: “If you’re not part of the so­lu­tion, you’re part of the prob­lem”. As his em­ployer stated, “Steve was al­ways part of the so­lu­tion.”

Steve’s true pas­sion was his fam­ily. He cared about his wife and kids with un­par­al­leled ded­i­ca­tion and de­vo­tion. His hap­pi­est times were spent in Seabrook Beach, New Hamp­shire, East Bay, N.S. and most re­cently, Pointe-du-Chêne, New Brunswick. He was the pa­ter­nal leader of his fam­ily and would do ab­so­lutely any­thing for them.

Stephen leaves be­hind his brothers, John (Maura), Kevin (Su­san) and their chil­dren, Ellen (Gary), Pa­trick and Michael.

The fu­neral Mass will be cel­e­brated in St. Thomas Aquinas Parish at 1725 Ox­ford St., Hal­i­fax, N.S., on Satur­day, No­vem­ber 17, 2018 at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flow­ers please con­sider a do­na­tion to Hos­pice Hal­i­fax at www.hos­pice­hal­i­fax.ca.

A re­cep­tion will im­me­di­ately fol­low the ser­vice at The Arm’s Pub­lic House lo­cated in The Lord Nel­son Ho­tel, 1515 South Park St., Hal­i­fax, where we will cel­e­brate Stephen’s life with food, drink and many sto­ries.

In­ter­ment will fol­low at a later date in Saint Mary’s Parish Ceme­tery, East Bay, N.S.

The fam­ily thanks the med­i­cal teams who cared for Stephen, al­low­ing him to spend his fi­nal days at home.

To leave an on­line con­do­lence please visit www.cruik­shankhal­i­fax­fu­ner­al­home.com.

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