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60 Roe Ave
P.O. Box 539
Gander, NL A1V 2E1
Phone: 709-256-8585 or 1-888-256-8585
Fax: 709-256-7606
Stephen Warren Strong

Stephen Warren Strong

Sunday, May 21st, 1922 - Tuesday, May 18th, 2021
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Passed peacefully away on Tuesday May 18th 2021 Stephen Warren Strong of Gander, NL. He was 98 years old. He is predeceased by his parents Thomas and Jane Strong of Old Perlican TB, NL and is the youngest of seven children. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife of 69 years Audrey Strong, his son Warren (Claris) and his daughter Jane (Edward), four amazing grandchildren Stephen (Judith) Quebec City,Kimberly (Alan) Moncton, NB, Grant in California and Rocky who lives in Gander.

He also has five great-grandchildren Michael, Lana, Alice, Isabelle and the youngest Thomas. They brought an extra twinkle to his eye whenever he spoke of them.

Stephen was a teacher. His life was devoted to his students whom he poured his best into for about 40 years. He was so proud of their accomplishments, always commenting as he saw their lives unfold. He was one of the earliest graduates from Memorial when the university had only 400 students. At that time to earn a degree he would have been stationed around the province and do summer school. His earliest posting was Gooseberry Island where at 17 he became the teacher and the minister when necessary. He finished most of his teaching career in Gander teaching Math to many students who tell us he was the best teacher they ever had.

He enjoyed music, gardening, church and especially driving around the island with the love of his life Audrey right up until he gave up his license at 97 years old.

Heartfelt thanks go to the staff at Nightingale Manor for their care over the past few years. As well, thank you to the wonderful nurses and doctors on the Orthopedic floor at JPMH.

Resting at Stacey's Funeral Home Thursday May 20th 10:00 am – 11:30 am and Friday 10:00 am – 12 noon. Funeral service to follow at 2:00 pm at the Evangel Pentecostal Community Church. Interment All Saints Cemetery.
Flowers are accepted or donations in Stephen's memory can be to the Evangel Gander Youth Ministry through the Evangel Pentecostal Community Church 130 Magee Road Gander NL A1V 2R4 or the donation link at
Arrangements entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home , Gander.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 20th, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:30am
    Thursday, May 20th, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am
    Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander
    60 Roe Ave
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, May 21st, 2021 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Friday, May 21st, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Stacey's Funeral Home, Gander
    60 Roe Ave
  • Service

    Friday, May 21st, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Friday, May 21st, 2021 2:00pm
    Evangel Pentecostal Community Church
    130 Magee Road
    GANDER, NL A1V 2R3
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Mike Freake
  • Interment

    All Saints Cemetery, Gander


Donations are being accepted for: EVANGEL PENTECOSTAL CHURCH.


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Wade Walsh

Posted at 01:20pm
So sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was a great Math. teacher.

Wade Walsh

Max and Elsie Squires

Posted at 09:09am
To Audrey and the Strong Family:
We are thinking of you and holding you in our hearts and prayers.
Mr. Strong, (that was how we knew him) was our teacher at E.J. Pratt Central High, Brownsdale. We respected him and that repect continued through our lives. May you be comforted by the love that surrounds you and the caring thoughts and prayers that are with you.
Max and Elsie Squires

Pearl Grant

Posted at 04:38pm
Dear Audrey,Warren ,Janie & your families
Very Sorry to hear of Steve’s passing, a wonderful man who will be sorrily missed. Cherish your memories & live the happy times you have had of such a lovely man.
Take care.
Hugh & Pearl(Strong) Grant


Posted at 09:59am
To the Strong Family: Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Mr. Strong. He was my Math teacher as well and I remember his patience and dedication to his students.I am sure he will be missed deeply and I wish you all much “peace of mind” in the coming days! Rest In Peace Sir! Marie (Mouland) Kelly

Hazel Kelly

Posted at 04:21pm
Jane, Ed and family.

So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing Jane. What a wonderful long and happy life. I know you were very close to him but I know all the memories you have of him and your family will help you through this sad and difficult time.

Your loving friend
Blaine and Hazel

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