Stephen O’Brien

“Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.”
– Buddha
Stephen O’Brien passed away peacefully in his home in Mountain on Sat., April 28, 2018, surrounded by his circle of love. He was 76.
Steve lived his life with a deep appreciation of the land, the sun, the elements, and his family. He loved to photograph nature’s perfection and moments of beauty in his family. He never failed to show his gratitude and devotion to the love of his life and wife, Monique; to his daughters, Linda (Arturo) De la Torre, and Marie-Anne (Richard) Dennis; and to his grandchildren, Adrián, Isaac, Gabriel, Ian, and Alexander.
Family, friends, and neighbours are invited to join in a Celebration of Life at 2 pm on Sat., May 5 at Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church St. in South Mountain (613-989-3836). Following the tribute to Steve, guests are invited to stay for refreshments, story sharing, and visitation with his family until 4 pm.
By family’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation in memory of Steve (
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