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Stephens,

Harold Keith

- Tenecape. It is with sad­ness that we share the pass­ing of Harold Keith Stephens in Wind­sor,

Nova Sco­tia on Sun­day, March 25, 2018. Keith was born in his beloved Tenecape, Hants County on June

24, 1923. All of his six sib­lings were also born at the fam­ily home in Tenecape. Keith was the son of Harold and Ge­orgina (Fisk) Stephens. From an early age, Keith demon­strated a keen en­tre­pre­neur­ial spirit and suc­cess­fully ran H. Keith Stephens Lum­ber Limited and Wind­sor Sup­ply Com­pany for many years. Keith loved his sawmill and the woods and be­ing pro­duc­tive. He pro­vided em­ploy­ment for many peo­ple over the years and had many friends across Hants County and was well re­spected. Keith was known as a “coun­try gen­tle­man” who al­ways treated oth­ers with fair­ness. From an early age he was fas­ci­nated with fly­ing and was proud to earn his pi­lot’s li­cense and fly his own air­plane for many years. A high­light of his life was fly­ing to Wichita, Kansas to pick up his Cessna and fly it back to Nova Sco­tia. At Stan­ley Air­port and “Tenecape In­ter­na­tional” Keith loved to take peo­ple “up for a flip” and he was rec­og­nized in 2007 as a life­time mem­ber of the Stan­ley Fly­ing Club. On his 90th birth­day the pi­lots from Stan­ley came to­gether to do a fly past over Tenecape. He also loved trav­el­ling, fid­dle mu­sic, and was a beau­ti­ful dancer. He re­mained keenly in­ter­ested in the news and pol­i­tics of the day and al­ways main­tained his quiet and dry sense of hu­mor. Keith cher­ished his sib­lings and was happy to come to­gether with them for spe­cial oc­ca­sions, the most re­cent a large Stephens fam­ily re­union in July of 2017. Keith was pre­de­ceased by his for­mer wife, Con­stance Vera Stephens; his daugh­ter, San­dra Chris­tine; and his sib­lings, Mar­garet Red­den, Claire Barker, Phyl­lis Stephens, and Ron­ald Stephens. He is sur­vived by his daugh­ter, Dr. Heather Stephens (David Lacey), Halls Har­bour; sis­ters, Elma Swinamer (Wind­sor), Joan Boland (Wolfville); long­time com­pan­ion, Mary Red­den, Hal­ibur­ton House, Wind­sor; chil­dren, Wade Red­den and Kim Red­den; grand­sons, Scott Greeno and Louis Red­den; his great­grand­son, Ry­lan Greeno and many nieces and neph­ews. Heather would like to thank Peter Lane and also the staff of Gla­dys Man­ning Res­i­dence in Wind­sor who lov­ingly cared for Keith over the past four years and al­lowed him to be in­de­pen­dent to the end. Cre­ma­tion has taken place with pri­vate in­ter­ment at a later date. Keith’s me­mo­rial stone is lo­cated at Moose Brook Ceme­tery in Hants County. There will be no visi­ta­tion or funeral ser­vice by re­quest. Ar­range­ments have been en­trusted to Et­tinger Funeral Home, 2812 High­way 2, Shube­nacadie, Nova Sco­tia, B0N 2H0. Do­na­tions may be made to the Wal­ton Fire De­part­ment, Noel Fire De­part­ment, Moose Brook Funeral Chapel or a char­ity of your choice. Con­do­lences, words of com­fort and mem­o­ries of Keith may be shared with the fam­ily at: www.et­tinger­fu­ner­al­home.com

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