Stephen Braysford passed away peacefully at the Charlotte County Hospital in St. Stephen NB, on the 29th of May, 2018. Born Jan. 14, 1939 at the Chipman Memorial Hospital in St. Stephen, he was the son of Peter and Elsie Braysford, and adored husband of Rowena Braysford (Lyons) of St. Stephen, NB.
Stephen grew up in Milltown, NB, where he was briefly employed as a police officer after which he began working at the Save Easy in St. Andrews prior to managing the store in St. Stephen. In 1981, he and Rowena moved to Doaktown, New Brunswick, where he was franchise owner of the Save Easy for twenty years prior to moving back to St. Stephen. After thirteen years of retirement, he served as manager of the Granville Park Place in St. Stephen. He was the founding president of the Old Mill Pond Golf and Country Club in Doaktown, as well as former president and long-time member of the St. Stephen Chapter of the Kiwanis Club. He was also a member of the Christ Anglican Church in St. Stephen. He enjoyed being in the outdoors, gardening, hunting and fishing, and spending time with friends and family.
Stephen is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Rowena Braysford of St. Stephen, NB; son, Bruce (Alta) of Milltown, NB; sister, Sandra Malloy (Ken) of Carleton Place, ON; mother- in-law, Helen Lyons of St. Stephen; sister-in-law, Marjorie Lyons; six grandchildren: Tim, Ross, Christopher, Nicole, Shawna and Zachary; three great-grandchildren: Caroline, Gavin and James; nephews, Larry, Peter, Kevin, Shawn and Troy, and niece, Kim.
He is predeceased by his parents; his sister, Sally Davis, and brothers-in-law, Warren Davis and Allen Lyons; nephew, Jonnie, and son, Brent.
A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m., on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the St. Stephen Rural Cemetery on Hayman Avenue, followed by a reception at Christ Church Anglican Church in St. Stephen.
For those who wish, charitable contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of one’s choice. Online condolences or donations can be made at www.mehanfuneralhome.ca
Funeral arrangements in care of The S.O. Mehan & Son Funeral Home Ltd., 23 Main Street, St. Stephen, NB.