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  1. Will miss our many laughs and conversations over the past two years caring for you Stephen. I miss you and think of you every day. May you finally be free of the pain you suffered daily without complaint. Condolences to your family who were much loved by you and who gave you so much support.

  2. Stephen was a valued friend who inspired and lifted spirits of dialysis patients at RDU. Everyone who met him enjoyed his comforting words, happy disposition and positivity. He was a very bright spark in the unit in an otherwise somber space.
    I will also miss the shared posts and messages via Instagram.
    Deep sympathy to his close knit family.
    Chris and Vic

  3. To Stephen’s family my sincere condolences for your loss. Stephen remains etched upon my mind as a young intelligent man ,with the ability to maintain extraordinary empathy and sense of humour while faced with obstacles presented to him. Many memories of 4 decades.

  4. Such a beautiful service for one of life’s true gentleman Stephen has and will continue to inspire me, our deepest sympathy’s to John and family.

  5. Sincere condolences to Sue, John & Annette and families. Sad to hear of the loss of your brother. He is now at peace with your mum, dad and Peter. May he Rest In Peace.
    Can John and/or Sue give us a ring whenever the time is right. 0417057182

  6. So sad to hear of Steve’s passing. He was a brave and inspirational man. Deepest sympathy to Sue, John and Annette.

  7. On behalf of Stephen’s schoolmates from Sacred Heart Primary School, Immaculate Heart College and St.Joseph’s College, may I offer the family our heartfelt sympathies, and express our thanks for the opportunity to have grown up in the company of such a special man. May the many good memories help us through this difficult time.

  8. A beautiful service to a lovely man. I feel very grateful to have know him. Condolences to all his dear family and friends.

  9. Not too many real life heroes and gentlemen these days. From your eulogy and my encounters with Stephen, he clearly was one.

  10. A fitting farewell to dear Steve, a holy man in the real sense of the word, as Father Young said. I’m very glad the video allowed me to be there, although so far away. Well done to all the family and especially Annette for the difficult task of speaking at length about her darling brother. Goodbye, my brave, talented, funny friend.

  11. What a beautiful farewell for a beautiful soul. How blessed we were to have you as our neighbour and special friend Stevo. You were such an inspiration on this earth Stevo, sharing your bright light⭐️, strength , love ❤️ and happiness with everyone you met. We will miss you dearly but look forward to catching up one day. Love & warm hugs- Grace, Simon & Harrison ☕️

  12. As you have all said he was a beautiful man. His warmth and the sparkle in his eyes will stay with me forever. He was definitely here for a purpose.

  13. A truly beautiful farewell and celebration for dear Stephen, a gentle and gifted man. So wonderful to hear Steve’s ‘voice’ through the letter that was shared. Rainbows will remind us of Stephen now.

  14. Honouring and celebrating a beautiful man. He was truly a gentle and joyful person: fond memories of Stephen always. My deepest condolences to all of you.

  15. The service was perfect, so heartfelt and moving. Annette your Eulogy was beautiful …it captured the very special person Stephen was. I loved hearing about his childhood and Steve’s mischievous side.
    Father young spoke so well too. Obviously Steve had touched his heart.
    Steve did have a huge cross to bear most of his life, but always protected others from knowing how hard his life was, always thinking of others.
    I will treasure the memories of my friendship with Steve and be forever grateful we met 44 years ago.
    Love to you all.

  16. Beautiful service for a lovely, loved man.
    I will miss your insta and Facebook posts and your comments on mine.
    Rest peacefully.
    Sympathy to Stephens family and friends.

  17. Condolences to the Meese and Marcon families. Steve has had such a positive influence in your life, and will be remembered every day x

  18. Dear Annette, Sue, John and all,
    Thank you for making it possible to join you at Stevo’s funeral. It is still so hard to comprehend that Stevo has died, possibly because his spirit has always shone so brightly.

    I feel privileged and will always be grateful for having such a remarkable and beautiful human being as my friend. Stevo has a very special place deep in my heart.

    I wish you all my deepest sympathy and peace. Love Jennifer xxx

  19. A beautiful farewell for a beautiful man. Our love and prayers go with you Steve on this final journey. Rest well. Love Judi and Alice

  20. We will miss Stephen and his cheeky character.
    It did not mater what age he reached, Or the years of health trouble he lived through, I always felt i was with speaking with someone young and joyful at heart who always wanted to hear about you.


  21. To Annette and Adrian, John, Sue and Phil, Darren and families. So sorry we couldn’t be there in person, but what a lovely service. Well done Annette. Having been the recipient of so many of Skinny’s taunts as we grew up, you certainly brought back some memories. Hopefully we will be able to get together soon to celebrate Steve’s life. Love to all. Joanne and Brian Sullivan

    1. Thanks Brian and joanne he did give us a bit as kids I have fond memories of rossanna with you and Raymond and Karen

  22. Beautiful service of a beautiful soul
    Loved by his family and so many others he got to know inspire and encourage over the years
    RIP Stephen

  23. Stephen’s acceptance of his illness was an example for us all. He loved us and we loved him. He brought sunshine into our lives.

  24. VALE my darling, angel, sweetheart, treasure Meese. As I said at your 50th Birthday, to know you is to love you. I will miss your ‘books’ via texts full of humour, wisdom, care, inspiration and love. My phone feels very vacant without you. A bright light has gone out in our world but will burn brightly in our hearts always. Thank you for your friendship, and for being an integral part of my life and my days for over four decades. Those with whom you crossed paths in this lifetime are indeed blessed.
    Love you to pieces darling friend. RIP at last.
    My heartfelt condolences to Annette, Sue, John and all the family.
    I wish you peace and healing. Much love, Nini x

  25. It was a lovely having our long conversations and laughs. I will miss you very much, you were so caring of others. Love you Ann xxx

  26. To Annette and family ,

    That was a beautiful service. We are deeply saddened by the loss of your brother, uncle and friend to those who new him.

    We can hold true to the Gods promise, at Revelation 21:3,4
    “God … will wipe out every rear from their eyes and death will be no more , nor outcry, nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
    No more sickness or suffering of any kind.

    We hope this give you some comfort during this difficult time.

    He will be truly missed and our heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

    Braden and Olga Dwight

  27. Dear Stephen What beautiful memories I have of you, our lunches with Mary & Claire your lovely letters and phone calls, you were always caring of others, anyone who knew you loved you. Beautiful Service and singing. love to the family
    Cousin Annette.

  28. A beautiful tribute to a beautiful man – a life lived fully despite his health issues. Rest In Peace StStephen.

  29. It was a privilege to hear about Stephen’s early life from Annette. He was a wonderful person and he will be missed.

  30. It was a beautiful farewell for Steve. Although we couldn’t be there in person, watching the service helped us say good bye to one of the best people we’ve had the honour of knowing. Love you all, Ruth x

  31. You were always a joy and your life set an example of strength, faith and humility.
    for us who are left. thanks for the beautiful texts in recent times. RIP friend,

  32. Chris van Bakel
    I first met Steve as a young lad embarking on his dialysis journey,at the Austin a truly remarkable human being who faced any challenge with humor, laughter and determination.I will miss exchanging Christmas greetings with him over the previous 40 years
    Thank you for allowing me to share in is farewell.

  33. I had the pleasure of sharing the learning years at Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart College with Stephen. He was a great guy. May he rest in peace.

  34. Much loved and sadly missed. Steve’s strength, courage and compassion remain a loving legacy to his friends and family.

  35. Our deepest condolences to all of the Meese family. Stephen was such a wonderful person, a beautiful soul, such a sad loss.

  36. Stephen, it was an absolute pleasure knowing you, and I am priviledged and honoured to have cared for you over the past couple of decades. I have thoroughly enjoyed our numerous conversations and will miss you very much. RIP Stephen.

  37. I only knew Stephen for a short time – yet I appreciated what a wonderfully gifted person he was and how many lives he touched for the better. Fly high Stephen you’ve left a rich legacy!

  38. Stevo,
    I cherished our times together, you inspired anyone you met. Your humour was off the charts, but loved by all. We have lost one of the best!!!!!! Love Helene xx

  39. We will miss Stephen
    He was such a kind gentle inspirational person
    Your brother and uncle
    May he rest in peace
    Our deepest sympathy and condolences to all of you his loving family!!!!

    1. A deeply loving and prayerful farewell for Stephen. I treasure the part he had in my
      Life. So much love.

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