STEPHENS, John AlexanderPrint
Passed away suddenly on 1st December at Orange aged 59 years.
Dearly loved son of Iveon and Irene Stephens (both dec) of Forrest. Loved brother, brother-in-law and uncle of Noel (Ocker) and Helen, Gary, Wayne (Joe) and Shirl, Craig (Bill dec) and their families.
Gone far too soon.
Funeral NoticeService: Monday December 18, 2017
The Funeral of Mr. John Alexander Stephens will be held in the Chapel at Wesley Place, 15 Skene Street, Colac, on Monday, December 18, 2017 commencing at 1:30 p.m.
The Funeral will leave the Chapel at the conclusion of the service for the Yaugher (Forrest) Cemetery.
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John Stephens was a good mate of mine for many years. He was great to get along with right from the first moment we met & gave me alot of encouragement & advice. He will always be remembered & sorely missed.
John has worked at our orchard for 20 or more years. He knew every inch of the place & knew exactly when each block of fruit was ready to pick. John made friends with so many people here & we feel he was part of our family. We are so sorry we can’t come for his last send off as we are in the picking season he loved to help us with. We miss him terribly. We will always have good memories of him.
For all the years we worked together his reliability, dependability and support this even natured good man showed myself, my wife, my family and all he came in contact with I thank you. John was an important piece in our jigsaw puzzle of life and on hearing of his passing was a moment of great sorrow. Memories of some wonderful shared Christmas Day lunches flooded back placing John at our table on one of the most important days of the year, special moments in your life with special people.
We shared too much good and bad on that orchard to forget him, thanks John, God bless you.
As kids growing up in Forrest Johnny or as a lot of us used to call him (cess) was just a larrikin to be around and all the fun times we had with him. Like for one instance when he got his mothers spare wooden leg out of the wardrobe and we threw darts at it and I can still here his mother yelling out to ( IKE which was Johnny’s old man) saying that her leg has got borers.. The laughs always came pretty fast with all the crew that we all hang out with and ( CESS ) was there all the way with us.. So sad to here of his passing and will always be remembered by all that grew up with him… RIP old mate.
Hey John,the cherry season is just not the same without you mate & in truth it never will be,that is the kind of impact you had on this place & on the people involved working inside the shed & out in the field,good on yer mate & God bless.
Dear John – a quiet achiever, who asked for nothing but would give you anything he had. What wonderful Christmas Days we had in Orange with you, ocean and Donatos – all people we love.
May you ride your last ride in peace, loving thoughts Yvonne & Lindsay Cunningham New Zealand
John every time we hear a motorbike purring up our road we think its you. Then realise it will be no more. Thankyou for your help over the years but most of all your friendship to myself and family. You will be sorely missed by us and many around orange. Farewell mate
Johnny yesterday you smiled down upon us, as we listened to beautiful tributes from your friends in Orange and Bundy. I felt so proud of you as you had continued your life as the beautiful young boy I grew up with. So happy your life was filled with wonderful people up north. Mum & Dad (Nan & Cyril Lidgerwood ) my grandparents (Honey & Pop Rumbold) and me all loved you and your brothers .The love and memories are for ever.
Far too soon my Minnie Mouse.
Your loving cousin