Saint-Maurice, NB – Stephen Trickett passed away peacefully at the Stella Maris-de-Kent Hospital on Tuesday, April 11th, 2023 at the age of 61. He was born in Calgary, AB, on September 14th, 1961.
He was the son of the late Kenneth Bruce Trickett, 2016, (Jeanet Maureen Anderson) and Dale Ethel Machum Trickett Bezpaluk (late Steven) of Grand-Forks, BC.
He is survived by his affidavit family that took care of him for 20 years, Léo-Paul Carroll, who he called “Paul”, and Marie-Lea LeBlanc, who he called “Lee”, and their daughter, Marie-Shanta who lives in Calgary. He had three sisters and two brothers: Dawn Bernise Trickett Bing Wrangler (late Bill) (Terry) of Nelson, BC, Denise Ann Trickett Holtorf (Jesse) of Grand-Forks, BC, late Douglas Allan Trickett, 2011, of Calgary, AB, Janine Dale Bezpaluk Prince (Ghislain) of Beaumont, California, and the late Jonathan Steven Hunt Bezpaluk, 2021, of Grand-Forks, BC; two nephews, Brandon and Logan of Beaumont, California; uncles and aunts: Lorne George Trickett (Joani Rogers) of Nelson, BC, Mary Doreen Machum Sorensen of Grand-Forks, BC, Delamar Machum (Joan) of Lethbridge, AB; as well as several cousins.
I would like to thank my friends for the great support they provided me with during my 47 years in Calgary and my 14 years in New Brunswick: Ian and Sharon Clarke of Toronto, Gregg Stoicoiu from Calgary, AB, late Jeremy and late Al of Calgary, AB, Francois and Thang DeBoivert of Victoria, BC, James and Angie Streifel of Calgary, AB, John and late Johanne Bogar of Calgary, AB. Also, a special thank you to my caregivers, Lucie Bastarache and Léonard LeBlanc, and all my New Brunswick friends who received me with open arms 14 years ago. A special thank you to LePhare, without you I could not have lived the great life I had with Lee and Paul, and the Extra Mural for their help when needed. I would like to also thank my favorite nurse, whom I loved very much, Viola Cormier Léger, and Doctor Robichaud who accepted me while others refused to take me as a patient because of my condition. With the help of Dr. Robichaud, I was able to see my 61st birthday.
As per Stephen’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A private service will be held at a later date.
The family invites you to sign an online book of condolences at:
Arrangements under the professional care of
Passage Funeral Co-operative and Cremation Centre
3754 Route 134, Shediac Bridge, NB E4R 1T3
Thank you so much for taking care of Stephen. He was truly blessed with you all by his side.
Terry (Rogers) Cayouette and family
So sorry to hear about the passing of my good buddy Stephen. He was a great person and a true friend. We had some good times, a lot of laughs and he left me with some wonderful memories. I will miss talking to him about his love for football, music, movies, cars and many other things. He was caring, giving, thoughtful and a true gentlemen. He always made a point for me to say hi to my family, parents and brother. He truly had a heart of gold. Special thanks to Lea and Paul for all their love and care. Amazing people. Gone too soon. R.I.P my friend. We will never forget you.
Stephen is an Angel now. I hope he is watching over all of us. If anyone deserves to be in God’s care, it is Stephen Trickett.
We met Steve back in 1983 and his determination to live life despite his handicap, never failed to impress us. You could not help admiring Steve’s courage and humility, while living with cerebral palsy. We had a lot of good times together. We shared many laughs and a bit of mischief! However you knew with Steve, that he cared deeply about friends and family above all. He always had the best interest of all he knew in his heart. He is a shining example of what a true friend is. We will dearly miss him
We would like to thank Steve’s great and wonderful friends, “Lea and Paul” Carroll. They provided him with a home and a family that meant so much to him. His friend’s could not convince him to stay in Calgary, when years later, they all moved to their current home in New Brunswick. He loved them that much. He could not be without his “Lee”. We have fond memories of our holidays to Bouctouche and witnessing the true love they all had for each other. ‘Lea and Paul, the sacrifices you made, over many years to provide Steve with the love and care he needed, are probably more than we can imagine’. You were truly a dream come true for Steve and for all who loved him.
We would also like to thank the Passage Funeral Home for looking after Stephen, until we can be there to honour him with a memorial service.
So sorry to hear of Stephen’s passing. A true friend always. His kind heart always impressed. Always admired his strength and dignity.
I will miss my pal who never failed to ask about me and my family. Great memories of a very special human being. Honoured to have known you. A special thanks to Lea and Paul who gave Stephen all the love and care he needed. You are the Angels he deserved. Stephen often told us how blessed he was to be with you. God bless you Stephen….until we meet again, my good friend.
You were so kind, fun loving and such a wonderful and caring person.
Im so glad you joined our family all those years ago and that you had so many happy years in the countryside becoming a true Acadian.
I wish everyone in the world could know what a wonderful person you were but I feel blessed that I was priviledged to know you, laugh with you and share many happy memories.
Life gave you many difficulties and through everything, you remain an amazing example of perseverance, strength and optomism.
Rest in peace Steve 🕊 Fly free and I know you will watch over all who loved you very much. Until we meet again my dear friend and brother of my heart.
Steve’s presence in my life will be missed very much. His friendship has been one of those blessings and gifts from God, which comes only once in a life time. His good humour, joy of life and laughter we both often shared were just some of the wonderful qualities, that made us close friends over the last four and a half decades. In spite of his own difficulties he would always take time to stop and ask you “How are you doing?”. Many thanks to Lea and Paul and Shanta for the love and caring they gave Steve over these many years. They truly provided him with the family atmosphere he always craved. Steve’s gift of friendship will always be treasured by all of us who were fortunate enough to have known him.
The Lighthouse of Community Services would like to extend their deepest condolences to Stephen’s immediate family and especially to Marie-Léa and Léo-Paul.
Stephen was a happy man and he loved life, even with its limitations.
A heartfelt THANK YOU to his alternate family, Paul and Lee, as he called them. You have surely enriched Stephen’s life with all your love, empathy and the good care given.
Thanks also to Lucie Bastarache for the readings done with Stephen. Your friendship was important to him.
(April 19) Thank you to the Passage Funeral Home and to the people for their great support, Stephen was our angel for 20 years of our life, this man was incredibly patient. My husband and I were blessed to have such a kind person, full of humor but with such physical difficulties and this man would never have complained that he was in pain. His last words were Lee “get me out of this hospital”, I told him my friend, I am not able to, you are too sick and God will come and get you, to take you to his house. Thank you all, from Léo-Paul Carroll and Marie-Léa LeBlanc