After a year long valiant battle with cancer, with his devoted soul mate of the last 23 years Renée by his side every step of the way, we sadly announce the passing of the Original Viking of STA, Stephen Michael Rouse, of Dieppe NB, on Monday, April 10, 2023 (born March 2, 1982).
Everyone who had the pleasure of meeting Stephen can attest to his sincere kindness, his inspirational wisdom, his charismatic wit and his unforgettable charm – not to mention his epic beard! Alongside his wonderful wife, Stephen experienced life to its absolute fullest. What this spectacular young man accomplished during his short life is nothing short of legendary. Those who were blessed to have spent even just a short amount of time with this influential human have been touched by a true gem, a real ray of sunshine. There is no doubt that Stephen’s spirit will forever live on through the hearts of everyone he has touched.
Stephen is survived by the love of his life, Renée Rouse and their three cats: Kegero, Dakuan, and Shinobi; his mother Pat Rouse; his sister Lisa Rouse (Yves), nephew Zachary and godson Rylen; and members of Renée’s family: Éliane Doucet (Bobby), Véronique (Mitch), godson Seb, and Jacques (Giselle). He is also survived by loving extended families composed of nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and an astounding legion of friends far and wide.
Stephen was predeceased by his father Terry Rouse (1998), his maternal and paternal grandparents, some close family members and friends as well as Jubei, beloved cat.
After the passing of their father, Stephen became a protector and role model to his kid sister Lisa. His care and support has since reached countless people, and his compassionate kindness was evident daily. Proudly employed at Home Hardware Dieppe (2002-09) and since then at Public Works at the City of Dieppe, Stephen happily served his community and was, not only a true asset to the team, but a real friend to his colleagues.
His time away from work was consumed by living life to the fullest! Stephen’s fun loving energy was spent undertaking countless projects and pursuing multiple passions: motorbiking, skateboarding, hosting epic parties, storytelling, concocting the next AOT Enterprises initiative, making and playing and listening to music, road tripping, car camping, rubber boating, video gaming, making and eating sushi… just to name a few. In everything, Stephen loved Ren most of all.
Immense gratitude to the multiple individuals and many teams of people who helped Stephen and Renée through the colossal challenges of the last year.
Wise words from the viking himself: “Don’t delay, have fun today!”
Donations to the family would be appreciated and can be brought at Passage-Chartersville Funeral Home or directly to Renée Rouse.
Visitations will be held at Passage-Chartersville Funeral Home, 363 Amirault Street, Dieppe, NB, (506) 857-1901 from 7 PM to 9 PM on Friday, April 14 and on Saturday, April 15 from 9 AM until the Celebration of Life at 11 AM.
The family invites you to sign a book of condolences at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca.
Arrangements under the professional care of Passage Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center.
It was a blast working with you Steven.You made me laught so much that we had tears.
May you rest in peace.
Yvon & Roberte
Please accept, our most sincere condolences for your loss, Renée, Pat, Lisa and to all family and friends.
Mon coeur 💔 est brisé d’entendre cette triste nouvelle. J’ai eu le grand plaisir d’enseigner à Stephen, son grand sense d’humour, son amour pour sa famille et Ren était évident. C’est un jeune qui a laissé sa marque sur nous tous à Mathieu-Martin. Repose en paix et continue de veiller sur ton « monde » avec le grand amour 🧡 que tu nous as montré toute ta vie.
Our sincere sympathy to Renee, Pat, Lisa and all family and friends of Stephen. May the awesome memories you have built with Stephen (the warrior) be a comfort during this difficult time
So heartbreaking 💔 deepest sympathies…such a kind man 💗
So sorry for your loss my sympathies to you Renee and also the family my husband Emmett had the chance to work with him at home hard ware Dieppe he was a great man and very nice he will be miss R.I.P my friend Stephen xoxoxo
Nos sympathies à toutes la famille et amis. You are all in my thoughts! J’ai connue “Rouse” pour quelques années à l’école. He sure had an energy no one can forget.
À tous ceux et celles qui ont aimé Stephen,
Je vous offre toutes mes sincères sympathies. J’ai eu le plaisir de connaître Stephen comme conseillère en orientation à l’école M-M. J’ai alors connu un jeune souriant et sage. Que ces quelques mots puissent vous apporter un peu de confort en ce temps difficile.
Thoughts and prayers are with Stephen’s family during this difficult time. Our sincere condolences.
Sympathies aux proches. Une étoile de plus brillera dans la nuit. Le chevalier Stephen qui veille sur nous.
Tu ne seras jamais oublié mon chum.
Reposes en paix.
My sympathies to the family and friends.
Mes condoléances à toute la famille et aux nombreux amis. La perte d’un être cher n’a pas de limite qu’en à la douleur. Seul les bons souvenirs peuvent un jour attenuer le vide de son départ.
Our hearts are broken over the loss of our loving nephew Stephen. We will miss your beautiful smile, your great personality and your amazing capacity to make us laugh with your great storytelling. God needed an angel and he picked the best. Our deepest condolences are offered to your mom Pat, wife Ren, sister Lisa, family and your numerous friends. We love you and will remember you always with a smile on our faces.
Nos sympathies à Renée et toute la famille. Rest in peace Rouse.
Nous sommes attristés d’apprendre la nouvelle du départ à Stephen, il était bien trop jeune.
Sincères condoléances Pat, Renee, Lisa et toute sa famille et amis(e).
Nos pensées et prières vous accompagnent pendant ces temps difficiles….💔😢
Bon courage …
The eulogy for our friend Stephen Rouse, published in the obituary, as written by the author, is nothing short of being praise worthy. The writer’s words describe Stephen perfectly.
As a former Superintendent of Dieppe’s Public Works Department, I can honestly, and with absolute certainty, attest that as an employee of the City, Stephen was an exemplary, and unmatched leader, who taught us how to serve others . At work, he brightened everyone’s day, every day. Those of us, who had the good fortune of crossing life’s path with Stephen, will share a tear of sadness, which is actually a reflection of the joy that Stephen brought us all.
Our Heavenly Father has called his son home, and we must now continue to live life, similar to the way that Stephen showed us.
Nos sincères condoléances, Pat et famille. Stephen aura toujours une place spéciale dans nos coeurs.
My sympathies to the family. He was a great soul.
Chère Renée, je tiens à t’exprimer mes plus sincères condoléances pour le décès de Stephen. Je souhaite également offrir mes condoléances à toute la famille, et sachez que mes pensées vous accompagnent en ces moments difficiles. Robert Richard, Université de Moncton (Nouveau-Brunswick). email@example.com
You fought a strong battle RIP my friend.
One of kind! Thoughts and prayers for the family and friends ♥️
I was very saddened to hear of Stephen’s passing. He was always a refreshing and sincere source of light and truth in a world of ambiguity and shadow. Though we had not seen each other for many years I often though of him and how fortunate I was to cross paths with someone of such high calibre and integrity. My deepest sympathies to his family.
Chère Renée, mes sincères condoléances pour ta perte! Je garde que de bons souvenirs de Stephen. Bon courage. Mes pensées et prières t’accompagnent.♥️
Rest easy EPIC DUDE !! 🙏🏻🙏🏻. Rouse Forever
Chère cousine Renée, je suis sincèrement attristée par cette nouvelle. Moi et ma famille t’offrons notre support et nos plus sincères sympathies. On pense très fort à vous durant cette difficile période.
Maryse Doucet, Jean, Emmy et Lexie
Our most sincere sympathy and condolences to Renee, Pat, Lisa and to all the family. His pain and suffering is now over and may he rest in peace.
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Stephen.
My deepest condolences to my dear friends Lisa and Pat and the rest of the family. I never got to meet Steve, but heard lots of good funny stories. I’m sure he will be missed. 🙁
Rest in peace Stephen, from the brief time I met you, to everything I heard about you from Lisa, you seemed to have been the best big brother and a really amazing person. My deepest condolences to the Rouse family, and Stephen’s loved ones.
Mr.& Mrs. Rouse.
Thank you for everything, ever!. You are truely the best people on earth. My heart aches for you both.
Our sincere condolences go out to Ren, Pat Lisa and family members!
May all the great memories of Stephen give comfort to all of you!
Rest easy Warrior!❤️❤️
Lisa and all of Stephen’s family. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow.
I am very saddened to have learned of Stephen’s passing. He was certainly a special character who touched a lot of people’s hearts and he has left us much too soon. We can all learn a lot from Stephen on how life should be lived.
Rest in peace Mr. Rouse.
So sorry for your loss. Our condolences to all Stephen’s family and friends.
Ren, Pat, Lisa, Yves and all extended families, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Fred, Lynda, Kevin, Colin, Natasha Monaghan
Our sincere condolences to Stephen’s family and friends. So sorry for your loss. He was so young but did live a full life. He will be missed.
I remember him as a daily customer when i was working at Tim’s in Dieppe Blvd. He was always so nice and funny. I am sad to hear this. May you rest in peace❤️
Going through high school was a hard time in many lives but Stephen was always one friend even if you weren’t close, he’d make sure you were ok and laughing. You will greatly be missed.
Nos sincères sympathies à Renée et toute la famille Rouse .
Bon courage 🙏🏻❤️
Renée so sorry to hear the sad news my Deepest Sympathy to you and the family. From one skating family to another lots of love take care. Emery Leger
All my love and thoughts go out to Pat, Lisa, Renée, friends and family during this difficult time. May you rest easy Stephen xo
I did not get to spend a lot of time with Stephen, but the time I did, I was so impressed with what an amazing guy he was. Love and support to Pat, Lisa and Renée.