Obituary of Pastor Stephen W. Townes
TOWNES STEPHEN W. - At the Charlotte County Hospital on Sunday,
November 21 st , 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 & Pauline
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 & Pauline Townes of St.
Stephen, NB, his sisters, Wanda Grieve-Carter of Fredericton, NB, Kim Taylor (Lloyd) of
The family received friends at Old Ridge Pentecostal Church on Wednesday Nov
24 th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Cremation followed by
Stephen`s request; followed by a memorial service in celebration of his life and his
ministry held on Friday November 26th, 2021 at 2:00 pm 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 give by Stephen`s sister Wanda, accompanied by
Honorary pallbearers were John Gardner, Robin McFarlane, Mike Townes and Mike Scott.
Due to limited seating under the public health order for funerals, pre – registration
was required by calling the funeral home only at 506 – 466 – 3110.
Due to the current situation surrounding the everchanging pandemic, and under
the direction of the Dept. of Public Health, prescreening protocols will be in place. To
attend either the visitation or the funeral service proof of vaccination will be mandatory
along with a form of govt I.D. Masks will also be mandatory while attending either the visitation or funeral service.
Those unable to attend the memorial service will be able to view the service by way this broadcast link below provided by the churche`s facebook page below.
Those feeling vulnerable, anxious or unwell are asked not to attend.
In lieu of flowers donations to a charity of the donors choice would be appreciated by
the family. On line condolences to the family or donations can be made at
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care & direction of Humphreys Funeral
Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2B2 (506 – 466 – 3110)
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