Obituary of Stephen Karl Ritchie
The death of Stephen K. Ritchie, husband of Heather (Fraser) Ritchie occurred at the Saint John Regional Hospital on Sunday, November 24, 2019 following a brief illness.
Stephen was born in Hampton, NB, a son of the late Elvin and Ruth (Ross) Ritchie. He was educated in local schools and in 1972 he entered funeral services at Brenan’s Funeral Home. In 1976 he and two others owned and operated Castle Funeral Homes until June of 1993. Afterwards and until present Stephen was employed as a custodian with the Anglophone School District South and was a member of CUPE Local 1061.
Stephen enjoyed bowling and hunting and fishing, but most of all he loved time with his family. He has never known a stranger. His legacy will be making himself unforgettable to anyone who’s ever spent time with him. He brightened a lot of peoples days with his unique sense of humor and mannerisms.
In addition to his wife Heather, he is survived by his son, Gregg (Analyn); daughter, Tara (Chris); four grandsons: Charles (CJ), Logan, Liam and Lance; brother, Murray (Sally); nephew, Darren (Krista); niece, Tammy (Jamie); aunt, Grace Ritchie; cousins: Carol Powers and Kathy Vincent; family friend, Amanda Cole and his K-9 companion, Jazzy.
Stephen’s family would like offer a special thank you to Dr. McLaughlin, Dr. Erik Klein (who was not only his chiropractor for many years, he was also his friend), the Trauma Center and MICU at the SJRH.
Arrangements are under the care of Brenan's Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, (506) 634-7424 with visitation on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00. Funeral Service will be held from Brenan’s Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, November 28 at 2:00 pm. Interment to take place in the spring. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.