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CRISPE, Stephen – Cambridge Narrows, NB

Stephen Crispe passed away peacefully at the Fredericton Hospice on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Born in Ocean Falls, British Columbia in 1952, Steve’s family moved to Mississauga, Ontario when he was two. He spent his youth and teenage years in Ontario and loved to build “toys” including his skidoo that won a prize, and a boat that even won a race among friends. Learning from his father, he became a welder/fabricator by trade. He moved to Nova Scotia in his early 20’s to work in the ship repair industry. There he met his first wife, Donna and had five children; Brian, Kevin, Sarah, Alex and Laura. Steve’s love for boating and camping provided wonderful experiences and memories with his children.
At work, he was known as a dependable, honest worker who strived for excellence and subsequently progressed to the managerial level with lots of responsibilities.
In 1995 he met and married Carol d’Entremont (nee Scheaffel) which blended their families adding Deidre, Mark and Tom to Steve’s five children. These 8 children have now produced 20 grandchildren! While empty nesters, Carol and Steve took advantage of their newfound status and relocated to Ontario and then Alberta, followed by four of their children, allowing Carol and Steve to spend time with their grandchildren. While in Alberta, they tried their hand at the breeding of Australian Shepherds. Even though Steve was not known as an animal lover, he did come to love his dogs and especially Ginger who was his faithful companion.
In 2014, seeking warmer climes, Carol and Steve ventured to Panama for five months, scoping out a possible future home. However, the decision was made to return to Canada and in 2015, they decided to move back east to New Brunswick to be closer to the other children and grandchildren. One of their hobbies was buying fixer uppers and renovating homes – Steve was very handy and loved having projects. In 2017 they were able to realize a dream of spending winters in Florida, which gave Steve the opportunity to get to know his in-laws and not have to snowplow!!!
Steve was an intense seeker of spiritual truth, had strong convictions and was very willing to lend a hand where needed. He will be remembered for his witty comments, love of playing games and cards (and winning!) his passion for water and a dream of sailing the oceans. Bon Voyage Steve, may you sail the heavens knowing you were loved and will be missed tremendously.

Survived by his loving wife, Carol, his children, Sarah Godbersen, Laura Crispe, Deidre d’Eentremont, Brian, Kevin, Alexander, Mark and Thomas D’Entremont; sisters, Donna Northrup, Linda Newns and Dorelle Crispe; brothers, Brian and Gregory; grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Charles and Olive (Robinson) Crispe and a brother, Michael.

Arrangements are under the compassionate care of Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium. (339-6612). Memories and condolences may be shared through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca

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Carol Crispe
Carol Crispe

Steve was my partner in Life, Love, Business projects, Travel, and Spiritual matters. We really loved each others company and now I feel like one half of myself is missing. But I also know that he is with our Creator Yah in a place of true peace, with no more suffering, worry or sorrow. HalleluYAH! His sickness was not unto (eternal) death; he will live forevermore! I will miss his funny comments, his thoughtful insights and wisdom, his wonderful handyman solutions, what would have been our next projects, his faithfulness to me and Yah, his seeking of truth and his… Read more »

Sandi Viscito
Sandi Viscito

These past two years it has been great getting to know Steve better while in Florida. He was very generous with his time and knowledge in helping Len and I with our repairs. He was a fountain of knowledge in many areas. We will surely miss him but will celebrate his life with fond memories.
Sandi and Len Viscito
Carol’s sister

Laura
Laura

We just finished going through old family photo’s and every picture of Dad he had at least one of us in his arms. He was such a great Dad. We also noticed that half of the items in the background of the pictures, Dad made. I’ll forever be so proud of how smart and innovative he was. I loved his silly ‘Dad jokes’ and how he liked silly animal commercials and funny animal videos.

I love you Dad.

Your squishy, Laura.

Sarah Godbersen
Sarah Godbersen

Words cannot describe the empty feeling I have. We are so very blessed with all the memories we have of dad.
He was a man full of knowledge and could build just about anything..he loved every one of his grandchildren, we are so happy that they will have great memories of their Grampy also.
His silly jokes, the love of family gatherings, card games, the outdoors, building and fixing things. Just to name a few.
Dad has passed on so much love and knowledge, his memory will last for generations to come.
Love you dad.

Your daughter, Sarah (Chicky)

Brian & Jaye Tuck
Brian & Jaye Tuck

We were very sorry to hear of Stephen’s passing. Our condolences to Carol from Parry Sound. Brian and Jaye Tuck (Brian was a former co-worker at Shaw Almex Industries)