Saddened to see this news…condolences to all. I was so fortunate to have been in his English class at MFDH. He would read Shakespeare with so much enthusiasm, even some in Latin, that it made for a great class. Rest in Peace Mr. Stepaniak
So sorry to hear the passing of your dad. Hold on to the good memories making you smile. Salut.
Sympathy for all of Ernie’s family. He will be missed!
love and prayers,
I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Although I did not know him I was very privileged to have known his wife, Mary, and am very happy to have his son, Andrew, married to my niece, Elizabeth.
My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Stepaniak’s family and friends.
I was saddened to see this obituary today. I had the absolute pleasure of meeting this true gentleman when he came to visit his family in the Halifax area. He walked into the bookstore in Bedford – from that first visit to the last one he brightened my day. He was truly a special soul. My condolences to the family. I am sure you have many memories to bring a smile – your Dad, Brother , Grandad was a big bright light !
Hi Coleen, thanks and he often spoke of you.
My deepest condolences to your family . I remember Ernie from cursillo . He gave the best talks on those weekends . His deep love for his family was very uplifting . He left a special place on my heart after meeting him .
God Bless , Marie Burke
Sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing …our prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Ernie.
Shirley and Norbert Murphy
Thank Shirley & Norbert
Thinking of you Joseph, Mark, Andrew, Maria and families. Ernie was a big part of our family and we will miss his funny stories, caring phone calls and his visits. Condolences and prayers during this difficult time. ❤️
Joe, Mark, Andrew, and Maria you’re Dad was a fantastic teacher and always very supportive. We send our deepest condolences.
Thank Kevin & Marie
Joe, Mark, Andrew and Maria our prayers and condolences go out to you. Your father was a very good English teacher and he knew how to get the message across.He wil be missed.
Joseph, Mark, Andrew and Maria – we were saddened to hear about Uncle Ernie’s death. He and Aunt Mary always welcomed us for a visit, especially when we wanted to play bridge!. We saw him last in 2019 when we dropped in for a visit (and woke him from a nap), and, as usual, he was happy to see us. Remember the good times, and the good father he was to you.
Anne Marie and Joe
Thanks Anne Marie & Joe
My sympathies to the family. Mr. Stepaniak was a bright spot to many of us as his students at MFDH. I have always held him in great memories and am thankful I ran into him again a few years ago to let him know how much he meant to me. And I credit him for never forgetting “well son, I’ll tell ya. Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair”. Rest In Peace Mr. Stepaniak and virtual hugs to his family ❤️
My sincere condolences to the Stepaniak family. Ernie and Mary came to Margaree Forks District High in the early to mid-1960’s. They were just starting their family. They were both excellent teachers.. Ernie had such enthusiasm. They will never be forgotten. May they rest in eternal peace.
To the family of Ernie Stpaniack….sincere sympathy on your Father’s passing. Thinking of you all during this sad time.Debbie and Robert Ferguson
Thanks Debbie & Robert
To Ernie’s family, please accept our sincerest condolences; saddened to learn that Ernie is no longer with us in the traditional sense. But we know he is fully alive, rejoicing in the House of the Lord. His faith was a great example for all. He was blessed with a gift that enabled him to convey an uplifting message regardless of the topic. Charlie and Colleen MacKinnon, Sydney, NS.
Sending our sincere sympathy, to the family.
So sorry to hear My sincere condolences. This is very hard especially given the times we are in. Prayers sent to all of you.
Our hearts are broken on hearing of our Beloved Ernie. He worked so may Cursillo retreats & many other weekends. He w qas always a Shining Light for so many of us. He will always live on in our memories. We will miss him.
Thanks Arlene & Gary
Sincere sympathies to the Stepaniak family.
Your Dad and Mom were good friends of my parents and I would frequently enjoy a chat when we would meet.
I always felt badly that I didn’t have Mr. Stepaniak for high school English as he was working at the Board level in those years. I knew he was a very good teacher… and it was my loss.
While this is a difficult time to mourn the passing of a parent, please know that many thoughts and prayers are sent your way.
To the Stepaniak Family,
I heard and read with sadness the news of Ernie’s death. I offer you my sympathies and condolences, care and concern, friendship and prayer. I knew Ernie since 1975 when I went to St Michael’s as pastor. We worked well together and formed a friendship which I value very much. He made a valuable contribution to the Cursillo Movement. A favorite memory I have of your Dad was when I celebrated my 25th, he acted as the Pope in a prepared skit. Wonderful memory of Ernie’s humor.
I assure you of my prayer for your Dad and, as wlll, for you: peace and ho
To Ernies Children, Grandchildren,Siblings and extended family and friends .. our deepest condolences to you all.. Ernie was a friend to all .. we had the pleasure of knowing him through the Cursillo movement and always enjoyed him when ever our paths collided .. we could always count on him to make us feel better after being in his company for even a short bit of time.. know that he was so proud of all of you and he spoke of you all with much love .. our deepest sympathies to you all and may you RIP Ernie as you reunite with your Dear Mary and the rest of your loved ones .. Donnie and Darlene Martell and Family..
Thanks Donnie & Darlene
I’m saddened to hear of the passing of Cousin Ernie. I had a lovely visit with him at Blair’s, while he was staying there recently. Ernie would phone my Mom (his Aunt Muriel) every Halloween for her birthday. He loved her Dearly. After her passing, I was the lucky recipient of those calls every October 31st. I so looked forward to our little chats as we caught up on all the family news. I will miss him dearly, he was such a beautiful person. My deepest condolences to all the family.
Love Karen (Leadbeater) Coady
Our sincere sympathies to you, Maria, Mark, Andrew, Joseph and to your families. Your dad was so very kind not only to us but to many but you would never hear that from him…so humble. He often brought communion to mom and said prayers with her. We always had laughs. He always had something for us too…sweets, pies, candies. He often spoke of all of you and your children and was proud of all of you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Ernie. We will miss you.
Thanks Christena & Marion
We were so saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Ernie.
Up until a few weeks before his death, he was an outstanding and vibrant octogenarian. Ever since our daughter Elizabeth has brought the Stepaniak family into our lives with her marriage to Andrew,we have felt fortunate to have them as our extended family. Ernie and Mary were deeply committed parents and citizens to their communities and generous and loyal friends to us all. We consider ourselves to have been very lucky to have known them these past decades Both were so bright and enthusiastic about life and enjoyed sharing that passion with us all. God Bless and May the the joy and peace of God,s heavenly kingdom be your just reward.
Frank and Barbara Davis
Thanks Frank & Barb
To Joe, Melissa and Isaac and all of your family.
Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing Joe.
Condolences, thoughts and prayers to you all
Cheryl and Syd Bowman
Thanks Syd & Cheryl
So saddened to hear of Ernie’s death. I taught in Margaree Forks many years ago and thoroughly enjoyed working with him. He was always upbeat and pleasant and stern when he needed to be. A real gentleman. My sympathy to his family
Anne Kennedy Inverness
Condolences to the family. Rest in peace.
To the family of Ernie Stepaniak. Our deepest condolences to all on your loss. Remembering you folks in our thoughts & prayers during the coming days.
Alice, Marlene & Alfred
My sincere condolences to the family.
Your Dad was such a kind man. One of my fondest memories was him sitting on the sofa and declaring his “two Vickie’s” with a big grin on his face while adjusting his glasses. I also had the privilege of attending his English class and one could easily see he loved his profession.
Mark, Angela and all of the Stepaniak family, Sincere condolences on your loss. Your Dad was the best English teacher. You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.
Lloyd and Brenda Ingraham
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