John Edward Stephenson

1945 - 2021



John Edward Stephenson

1945 – 2021


John was born to June and Ross Stephenson in The Pas, Manitoba in 1945 and from then on, I’m sure there were many stories. (His best friend, Bob said he should write a book.)

All of John’s life, trucking was a very big part of it, lots of long days, long nights, and many many miles. Many of his trucking friends were friends forever.

He had a million stories; and one of them was ditching his truck and trailer to avoid a collision with a school bus on icy roads. A hero in my mind.

John was a very loving and passionate person. At home he had an amazing train set going, but he also had grandchildren to tease that he had a laser finger, chocolate covered ants, and olive for them which he claimed was the greatest treat.

He will be very missed by many people (I wish I could name them all); his loving wife of 41 years Dianne, who he taught to drive truck; his two sons Randy (Sherry), and Derek (Cathy); his grandchildren Kennedy (Riley), Hailey (Chad), Carter, Emily (James), Ryan, Konnor, Britany (Cody), and Garrett (Laura); his five great grandchildren Everitt, Milo, Matthew, Sofia, and Isaac (who he also would have fed chocolate covered ants to). He will also be missed by his sister June (Cliff); brother Ken; and his nieces Lori, Karen, and Melinda.

He was predeceased by his mother, father, and sister Kody.

May his memory be his legacy; will love and miss him forever.

If friends so desire, donations in John’s memory may be made to Parkinson Canada, 316-4211 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M2P 2A9.


Parkinsons Society
7-414 Westmount Drive, Winnipeg MB R2J 1P2

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Pat and lorne

April 24, 2021 11:27 AM

Dianne I was really sorry to hear about your husband ,we will miss seeing both of you at our favourite spot. But as soon as we can you will have to join us .or come for coffee on our deck.Take care

Harry & Audrey Showdra

April 23, 2021 8:52 AM

Our Sincere Sympathy to Diane & family on the passing of John.  A great neighbour for years, a quiet and respectful man. Rest in peace John.

Chris Goran

April 21, 2021 10:34 AM

Dianne & family, Sincere Condolences on your loss.  Fond memories of Jokester John.  "Hero" absolutely!  Sending Kind, Healing Thoughts.

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April 20, 2021 5:23 PM

We love you grandma. And we will miss grandpa every day. Love from, Kennedy, Riley, Everitt and Milo


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Formo Motors Ltd.

April 20, 2021 3:41 PM

John was our good customer for many years. Our respect to Dianne and family. Rest in Peace John. 

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