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David Andrew Stephenson


R.I.P. Dave Stephenson 12/05/68 - 09/21/06 David Andrew Stephenson fought a six-month battle with cancer, he was taken from us on September 21, 2006 at the age of 36. Dave lived each day to the fullest. From the time of his diagnosis he never thought once that he would not beat it, if anything he downplayed it.

Dave spent the last 10 years of his life working in Regina and briefly in Saskatoon for the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC). He was a dedicated employee and hard worker. Many of his co-workers joked that he was always there… even when he was not supposed to be.

Aside from work, Dave's biggest interest was music. From the time he bought his first KISS record he was hooked on "rock". As kids, he and his friends would listen to music endlessly and dream of the day that they themselves would be "rockstars". Although Dave did take guitar lessons and owned guitars off and on he never really stuck with it. Instead he became a "Merch Guy". Not likely the title that he had anticipated as a kid but one that lead him to great opportunities to travel with bands and see so many places.

Dave had an eclectic music library. Back in the day it was Metallica, Iron Maiden, Bon Jovi, typical 80's hair bands, most of whom he saw in concert. As he got older his tastes in music became much more diverse. Whether it be Drag the River, Drive-By-Truckers, Lacuna Coil, Opeth among many more, Dave could tell you why he liked each of them. With all other bands aside, Dave was most dedicated to and biggest fan of Into Eternity. From the beginning Dave was a huge supporter of Tim and what he was doing with and for music.

Dave's greatest legacy would have to be his daughter Acyan, who was born in October of 1998. Dave was such a proud father, he would show everyone her picture and drag her to all of his favorite stores just to show her off. David was also an uncle to Shayla and Emily, he spent so much time with both of them.

In the last two years of his life, Dave met the girl that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. Jaimie and Dave had the kind of relationship that people wished for. They were made for each other; they loved the same things, respected each other, nurtured one another and loved each other deeply.

Dave was the eldest son of Ken and Carol Stephenson and brother to Danny and Lisa.

David A. was born December 5, 1969.

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Dave's poem

(by Tara Keating)


The strong and silent type,
yet not afraid to speak his mind.
A friend until the end
for anyone he'd walk the line.

Faithful and insightful,
considerate to a fault.
A man of pure integrity
we shouldn't have to live without.

When you reach for his hand
and he's no longer there.
We'll reach out for each other,
and say a silent prayer.

When there are no longer words
to satisfy our tears.
When there isn't one more day,
to add to all the years.

We'll commemorate this man.
His deep voice and booming laugh.
The Black Bunny-hug Club.
And that devilish smile he had.

Now we stand together.
So as divided we won't fall.
Dave would never have that
As he watches over us all.

As father, son and lover,
and best friend to many more.
At peace we let you rest now
David Andrew we adore.



Mr. David Andrew Stephenson
Friday, December 05, 1969 - Thursday, September 21, 2006

STEPHENSON – David Andrew was born on December 5, 1969 in Nipawin, SK and passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2006 in Regina, SK. Dave is survived by his parents Ken and Carol; brother Danny; sister Lisa; his daughter Acyan; nieces Shayla and Emily; the love of his life Jaimie Dobson; as well as his grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

A VISITATION for family and friends will be held at the Regina Funeral Home, Hwy #1 East, Regina, SK on Monday, September 25, 2006 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at the Regina Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dave’s memory may be made to the Allan Blair Cancer Centre, 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK S4T 7T1 or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 1910 McIntyre Street, Regina, SK S4P 2R3. Family and friends are invited to sign a book of condolences through Arrangements are entrusted to Regina Funeral Home (306) 789-8850.


Title: To a true metal brother.

Dave - You were inspiring to me even in those few brief moments we had to get to know one another. Your kindess lives on in the memories and hearts of all of us who you've affected by your unique and generous personality.

Danny, I can only begin to imagine what you and your family must be going through... from all of us metal brothers and sisters in Prince Albert, we're all thinking about you guys. May you draw strength from the support and love surrounding you all. Take care buddy,


Submitted: 9/23/2006 12:00:00 AM

Title: Our Friend Dave

Dave was a great friend and he will be sadly missed by all who loved him. Our thoughts are with his family, Take comfort in all the wonderful memories you will always have of Dave.

Jeremy and Tanya Colleaux

Submitted: 9/23/2006 12:00:00 AM

Title: we will miss you bro...

Dave, you have touched our lives like you have touched so many others, we can't believe we won't see you anymore when we get back to Regina again in only a few weeks! You'll stay alive in our hearts though!

I wish Jaimie and the whole Stephenson family all the strength in the world to deal with this.

Nico and Marlies Wobben


Submitted: 9/23/2006 12:00:00 AM

Title: Stephenson Family

My most sincere wishes of comfort to you. As a mother the very scariest thing i could ever imagine would be to lose my daughter.. but to have it actually happen, you must be devastated... I'm devastated and he was only my friend. I know there's nothing to say that can make you feel better but know that if there is anything, ANYTHING at all I can do for you, make you guys a meal so you don't have to worry about cooking for a day or help out in any way let me know.

Also Tim Really wants to be there for the funeral, but as you know he's across the country. His thoughts are with you all

Love Cortney, Tim and Geneva

Submitted: 9/23/2006 12:00:00 AM

Title: To the Dave's family

Dave and I met at Acpocalyse Music and Books and became friends. I am very sorry for your loss


Kirby-Jay Kirch

Submitted: 9/24/2006 12:00:00 AM

Title: stephenson family

To all of you in the family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Having had Dave as a part of our family, he was a really great guy. All I can tell you is that you must hold on to the memories, treasure them and never let them fade from your memory. Draw strength from each other and the so many people that love you and Dave. My thoughts are with you, take care,

Karla Reddekopp

Submitted: 9/24/2006 12:00:00 AM

Title: Warmest thoughts to Dave's family in their time of need.

I never had the pleasure of meeting Dave, but I do know Acyan and her mother quite well. He left behind an adorable daughter who's going to need everyone's love and support.

Stand strong, Attrina - Acyan needs you, and I love ya :)

Julie Ridley

Submitted: 9/24/2006 12:00:00 AM

Title: Dave, A Friend

A sweeter man we’ve never met.

In our hearts we’ll never forget.

Always with a joke and smile.

How you loved to sit awhile.

Always in our thoughts and our memories.

Joan Hayes

Submitted: 9/25/2006 12:00:00 AM

Title: What a true friend he was

Dave was there for me in my time of need when I needed him. He was a true friend. I hae never known anyone as passionate as he was. He was always trying to get me to listen to new music and trying to teach me about different bands. I will truly miss his friendship. My condolenses to his family. I truly cannot not imagine what you are going through. Stick together and stay strong.


Submitted: 9/25/2006 12:00:00 AM

Title: To the Stevenson Family

I'm going to miss you Dave. I'm filled with thoughts of the last time I talked with you. Too soon for such a good brother to go. I'll be thinking of you and your family.


Submitted: 9/25/2006 12:00:00 AM

Title: To The Stephenson Family

"I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo

"So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." -JRR Tolkien The Lord of the Rings

Carol and Ken,

We admire your strength and courage and hope that knowing that your friends and family are all here will help you in this grievious hour.

Our deepest condolences

Deb and Galen Tracy

Submitted: 9/25/2006 12:00:00 AM

Title: Dave's Rules:

Follow your own path.

Work your own style.

Cherish your friends.

Worship Jim Morrison.

Be kind to strangers.

Charm will get you everywhere.


My deepest condolences to the Stephenson family...

Paula (Degerness) Grassing

Submitted: 9/25/2006 12:00:00 AM


I only had the opportunity to know Dave for a couple years, but even in that short time, the impact he had on me was huge. He will be truly missed by anyone he came into contact with. I wish the family strength and support, and hope that there is at least some comfort in knowing that his time here was not for nothing. He helped others change for the better just by the example he set for so many people. He demonstrated how to be a genuine, patient, and caring human being to all who met him.

Submitted: 9/25/2006 12:00:00 AM

Title: FRIEND.

* Dave was a really great guy/friend and will be missed. ANGE. BRAY

Submitted: 9/26/2006 12:00:00 AM

Title: My thoughts are with you

I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was a great guy. Although I hadn't seen him in years, his quiet and kind nature is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of him.

Attrina, take care and know that old friends are thinking of you and are here if you need anything at all.


Submitted: 9/26/2006 12:00:00 AM

Title: To Jaimie

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Janelle Jackiw

Submitted: 9/27/2006 12:00:00 AM

Title: You will never be forgoten....

Though I only partied with you a few times, and only knew you to say hi,It sadenned me greatly to hear the news of your passing on....

It was a pleasure to know you,and you will be greatly missed by all your friends in the metal community,and all of your loving family.

Take care brother,and tell Dime I said hi!

love ya dave.

Submitted: 10/7/2006 12:00:00 AM

Title: i truly wish i knew him.

Comment: i have never met dave but i wish i could have, a true metal fan and a caring considerate person. his memory will be honored.

Submitted: 10/27/2006 12:00:00 AM