TOWNES, Stephen W.

TOWNES, Stephen W. – At the Charlotte County Hospital on Sunday, November 21st, 2021, surrounded by his loving family, Stephen (Wade) Townes took his first steps on those streets of gold. Husband of Lisa (Arseneault) Townes of St. Stephen, NB. Born in St. Stephen, NB, he is the son of Wallace and Pauline (McLaughlin) Townes.

  Stephen graduated from St. Stephen High School in June 1984. He went on to study in the ministry at United Pentecostal Bible Institute in Fredericton, NB and graduated in 1987. He served several communities as pastor in 2007 and he became pastor at Bye the Sea Full Gospel Assembly, retiring from By the Sea Pentecostal Church in September 2021 after failing health. He served as pastor there for 13 years.

  Stephen is survived by his loving wife, Lisa, and his two beautiful daughters, MacKenzie and Eden, both at home; his parents, Wallace and Pauline Townes of St. Stephen, NB; his sisters, Wanda Grieve-Carter of Fredericton, NB and Kim Taylor (Lloyd) of Oromocto, NB.

  A memorial service in celebration of his life and his ministry was held on Friday, November 26th, 2021 at 2 p.m., at Old Ridge Pentecostal Church. Rev. Terry Brewer officiated. Accompanist was Jeannelle Brewer. Euology was given by his wife Lisa and his brother-in-law Rev. Lloyd Taylor. Special remarks were given by Rev. Jody MacBeth. A special video tribute was given by daughter MacKenzie. A special musical tribute was given by daughter Eden, accompanied by David Humphreys. A musical tribute was given by Stephen’s sister Wanda, accompanied by Lloyd Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were John Gardner, Robin McFarlane, Mike Townes and Mike Scott.

  Those that were unable to attend the memorial service will be able to view the service by way of this broadcast link below provided by the church’s facebook page below:

  In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences to the family or donations can be made at

  Arrangements were entrusted to the care and direction of Humphreys Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2B2 (506-466-3110).