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Daniel Walter StephensonDaniel Walter Stephenson…aka: The King… Mr. Montana… Heavy D. Seven weeks and a day after his brother Dave left for the eternal rock show, Dan left us as well on November 10, 2006 at the age of 34. Dan, unlike Dave, knew what he was facing and showed such amazing strength.
Dan knew everyone and everyone knew Dan. If not for his amazing karaoke skills or his black shorts in -40-degree weather then they knew him as the drummer of the "Greatest Band in Regina" The Radfords.
Danny did so much for the Regina music scene. In the early 90's he booked bands into venues all over the city, he never did it for the money but to help young up and coming musicians to get themselves heard and seen. Dan also would bring some of these bands home, give them a bed to sleep in, a shower to use and even cook for them. People never forgot him, often when bands would put out CD's they would thank him in their liner notes.
As a kid, Dan loved metal and rock. At a time when it was "satanic" to listen to bands like Metallica, Iron Maiden, Tesla, etc. Dan embraced the music, going to concerts whenever possible. Dan collected t-shirts from the shows that he attended but would never wear them for the fear that it may devalue them. Dan also collected vinyl, tapes and CD's.
Danny worked for Titan for the last six years and had been promoted to supervisor. His job was at the Post Office and Danny made friends with and hung around with most of the "Posties" from his floor.
Dan's other pastime was wrestling, he never missed it. He could tell you anything, who won the title, what year and whom they had fought. As a kid he and his friends would spend hours in the basement practicing moves that they learnt from WWF or Stampede Wrestling. Dan briefly was involved in a wrestling group in Regina and loved it.
Dan was an uncle to three girls, Shayla, Emily and Acyan. Shayla was the first born and only niece for many years. She and Dan lived in the same house and he became a father figure to her, taking her to the store, to movies and as she got older to shows. He spent time with all of them, telling them who the best wrestler was and what music they should listen to.
Danny was the second born son to Ken and Carol Stephenson and brother to David and Lisa.
Daniel Walter was born December 23, 1971.
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Mr. Daniel Walter Stephenson
Thursday, December 23, 1971 - Friday, November 10, 2006
STEPHENSON - Daniel Walter was born on December 23, 1971 in Nipawin, SK and passed away on Friday, November 10, 2006 in Regina, SK. Danny is survived by his parents Ken and Carol; sister Lisa; sister-in-law Jaimie; his nieces Shayla, Emily and Acyan; as well as his grandmothers, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He was predeceased by his brother David Stephenson on September 21, 2006.
A VISITATION for family and friends will be held at Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home on Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Allan Blair Cancer Centre, 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK S4T 7T1 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 1910 McIntyre Street, Regina, SK S4P 2R3. Family and friends are invited to sign a book of condolences through www.regina-memorial.ca. Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850.
Title: the Band of Brothers will live on!
As you know, we love Danny dearly and he will never ever be forgotten. We are grateful that we still had the chance to spend time with him when we were in Canada last month. We will keep him (and Dave) alive in every way we know how. Yet Regina will never be the same. We wish you again all the strength in the world to deal with this and we can't wait to see you again in the next year.
Nico & Marlies Wobben
Submitted: 11/13/2006 12:00:00 AM
Title: For Danny and Family...
I will miss hearing Danny's voice, seeing his perfect smile, and enjoying his unique personality and his sense of humor. Like my friend Ryan M said to me, " I am honored to have had the respect of these two brothers" I couldn't agree more.
Danny stood on his own and said what he believed. He never expected things or wanted anyone to be anything but truthful and honest. That is the Dan I knew. I always respected this wonderful soul the we are now celebrating. I told Danny not too long ago how I have always loved him, he said " I know Sharee, you tell me that all the time" with a laugh...
I will cherish all my memories of Danny...I wish there was more memories...one time I picked him up from his parents, the snow was blowing and it was -30 weather. Out he came in his shorts as usual, or having my best new years eve with him! (which he said to my surprise was also his best new years eve as well) I will miss going out for lunch with him, hugging him each and every time I seen him, and even though he said he never really cared much for dogs, he said he liked my Xena and it was hilarious watching him get mad when he would turn to say hi to her and she would sneak in a quick lick on his cheek from the back seat, we had fun coloring his hair blue and black. I will miss the visits we had.
I miss Danny, it hurts. I prayed for him by his bedside friday, that he would find peace and be safe. It was the hardest prayer I have ever done. The pain of losing him is so hard for everyone, but knowing he was greeted by Dave and is now at peace watching over us and the pain is gone is so very comforting...so are all of our happy memories of Danny. Those will be our comfort in these times.
I will continue to pray for peace, comfort and healing for Ken, Carol, Lisa, the kids, Jaimie, Myrna, the whole Stephenson family and all those who knew both of these great brothers.
Love Sharee and Xena
Submitted: 11/13/2006 12:00:00 AM
Title: RIP Dan
Dan thank you for all the shows you help put on. I've known you 13 or 14 years and you were the one who got me into punk. I'm a better person for having met you. Thanks for the memories. You were one of a kind and will never be forgotten.
Submitted: 11/16/2006 12:00:00 AM
Title: Danny my Friend
Danny...I am glad and proud to have known you for ALL my life. We shared almost every birthday as kids...many camping trips...learning to water ski behind your Dad's boat at Candle Lake..Hockey...there are too many experiences to remember and document here.
I was with David when he left us and you were there too...we shared something that only we could have. The last time we spoke we cried about David and you and everyone. You we very brave and strong to have witnessed David's passing and still to keep your spirits up. I tried the cold herbal drink you were drinking to help your body and I must add that you are stronger than I for drinking that stuff and keeping it down.
Ken and Carol....I don't know what to say, other than congratuations for raising the two best selfless men I have ever met in my life....I wish more people could be like them.
Lisa thank-you for your strength and leadership through all this tragedy....everyone was drawing from your internal fortitude.
I am so sorry for not being there for Danny's celebration of life...but this job most often is normal and as of late it has not been so.
I promise to come see you when I come down..EVERY TIME..I know that I can not replace your son's, but, I will try to be what ever it is that you need me to be.
I am sorry for your loss,
Love and Respect,
Submitted: 11/18/2006 12:00:00 AM
Title: My good friend Dan
I was sad to hear of your illness as well as your sudden passing it makes me ask myself how fair is this that you not only should have to go through what you have but then succomb to it has really left me with mixed feelings of saddness as well as anger.
I am trying really hard to remember the good times as well as well the friendship that you displayed while we were growing up. I miss you already and your brother Dave. The many viewings of wrestling as well as the hours of listening to unique styles of music that you were always into that either wildly amused me or left me shaking my head at what the heck was that.
I will always miss you my friend as well as your brother and the times we had at the Stephenson house in Nipawin.
I am looking forward to seeing your sister Lisa Mother Carol and Father Ken as I visit Regina in the upcoming year.
Your buddy always Chris Berge, Amelia, James, Hillary, and Royce.
Submitted: 11/19/2006 12:00:00 AM
Title: Dan The Man
I still sit here in disbelief and wonder how ? the world and more specifically one family could experience two great losses in such a short time, Danny and Dave were among the most genuine people I ever came across.Dan who brought a smile to many people with his unique sense of humour, who I m sure is making people smile where he is right now,
I wonder what is it that I did differently to deserve to still be here, but in my sadness I can find thankfulness, thankfulness that after not talking for years, Danny showed up at my house that afternoon during the Christmas season in 1997. Thankfulness that I have stayed in contact since.Thankfulness that Danny did spend his life doing things he enjoyed , performing his own music in front of people, and performing as a wrestler in front of people among other things.
to Carol , Ken , Lisa and family, i cannot possibly imagine the pain you are experiencing, and truly wish I could ease your burden, may you find the strength within you to deal with both great losses.
Submitted: 11/23/2006 12:00:00 AM