Gwendoline Stephenson

Gwendoline Ruth "Gwen" Stephenson

Saturday, December 18th, 1926 - Monday, July 15th, 2019
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STEPHENSON, Gwendoline Ruth - 1926-2019
Gwen, the keeper of the family history, and the biggest fan of “ole Blue Eyes”, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at The Carpenter Hospice on Monday, July 15, 2019 at the age of 92. Loving mother of Cameron Smith (Renata Frankovich) of Ottawa and Doug Smith (Carol Chong) of Toronto. Cherished sister of Vera Clayton (the late Red Clayton). Predeceased by parents Roy and Elfrida Stephenson, former spouse Donald Smith, sister Nila Hawthorne (Doug), sister Barbara Beemer (Dick). She will be dearly missed by her nieces, nephews and all her grandnieces and grandnephews. She will also be missed by her lifelong Hamilton friends, and her many friends at the Williamsburg. Gwen was born and raised on the beach strip in Hamilton and eventually settled in Burlington. She will be fondly remembered for her love of big band music, hiking the Bruce Trail, Hawaii, everything about France and her beloved beach strip. As per her wishes, cremation will take place. Visitation will be held at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, 485 Brant Street (one block North of City Hall), BURLINGTON (905-632-3333), on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 5-8 p.m., and Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 3-5 p.m. In memory of Gwen, donations can be made to The Carpenter Hospice. Online condolences can be made at
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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 19th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, July 19th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Smith's Funeral Home - Brant Street
    485 Brant Street
    Burlington, ON L7R 2G5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, July 20th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Saturday, July 20th, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Smith's Funeral Home - Brant Street
    485 Brant Street
    Burlington, ON L7R 2G5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Kelly Spencer

Posted at 01:38pm
We have so many wonderful memories of "Aunt Steve". Gwen was a wonderful friend to our mother, Lois Spencer, and a special godmother to me. We will miss her very much. Thinking of you at this sad time and wishing you all the best. - Kelly Spencer with husband Glenn McClelland and son Spencer McClelland

Jean Wilson

Posted at 11:41am
Thinking of you at this difficult time. Remembering our long talks about the Blue Jays. Sincerely, Jean Wilson

Judy Cochrane Brodie

Posted at 01:57pm
Glenn and I moved next door to Gwen 25 years ago. She was a great neighbour with quite a sense of humour. She was a great Lady and will be dearly missed. Our deepest sympathy to everyone.

Bianca DeLuca Posted at 11:12am

Love and prayers and our deepest sympathy, Marta, Joseph, Jonathan and Bianca

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