Tuesday, December 18, 2018


Approximately 2 years ago my friend Stephen and I along with another friend Stanley, were diagnosed with different forms of cancer.Treatment varied widely among us including chemotherapy,radiation, and surgery
 We supported each other in our trials and journeys  battling against this insidious and life altering disease.Having dramatically different personalities we responded differently to our predicament.
  Stephen was facing lymphoma, a systemic type of cancer. During his battle he had many setbacks.Nevertheless,  he maintained a remarkably positive and resilient attitude always believing that he would beat the odds.He celebrated life , making new friends from all walks of life.Recently he took a cruise on the Caribbean and raved about the excursions he participated in, including swimming with the dolphins.
 Stephen, a rather tall lanky fellow who often went unshaven, had a menacing rather gruff exterior, however when you got to really know him, he had a heart of gold.Despite his own troubles he was always there for me as I fought my own personal battle with cancer. Somehow he would always find the time to phone, inquiring about my health.
 A genuine sport nut ,who coached hockey at a competitive level,he had an encyclopedia knowledge of all sports. He  religiously followed the daily happenings in the sports' world, and was not afraid to voice his opinion when he disagreed with the experts .We attended many games together and I will miss his company and running commentary of the action
Rest in peace my friend.

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