Stephen Brendon Tyrrell
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of Stephen Tyrrell on Monday, July 22nd, 2019 at his home in Fredericton, NB. Stephen was born in Sutton, Surrey, England on February 17th, 1944 to the late Frederick and Catherine Dey (Imlach) Tyrrell.
Stephen’s father died in WWII shortly after he was born. He, his mother and brother, Frederick immigrated to Canada in 1956 and settled in Montreal. Stephen joined the RCAF after high school and served first as a Radio Officer then as an Air Navigator on the Argus and Aurora Aircrafts. He retired from the military in 1989 after 27 years.
In retirement he enjoyed many outdoor activities and was a member of the Fredericton Trap and Skeet Club, the Springfield Sports Club and the Fredericton Fish and Game Club as well as being a member of VPI International. He also studied Gaelic for many years with Virginia.
He will be greatly missed by his soul mate of 35 years, Virginia Thomson; son, Robert (Tasha) and their children, Tyson, Tanner and Emmie; son, Peter (Samantha) and their children, Jack and Nicholas; son Andrew (Rachel) and her daughter, Katelynn; Sarah Brown (Tim) and their children, Molly and Simon; his children’s mother, Kathryn Tyrrell as well as many extended family and friends.
Stephen was predeceased by his parents and brother, Frederick.
Visitation will be held at McAdam’s Funeral Home on Monday, July 29th, 2019 from 10 am – 12 noon with the funeral service beginning at noon. All are welcome to stay and share memories following the service. The Ven. John Sharpe will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Stephen’s honor may be made to the NB Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Kidney Foundation.