Sarah " Sadie " Bernadette Stephen

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STEPHEN, (nee McNeil) Sarah Bernadette “Sadie”

Peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at Barrhaven Manor, Sadie Stephen went to be with the Lord at the age of 88. Loving and devoted wife to the late Ted Stephen. Dearly loved mother of the late Bob (Jennifer), Mary (Alvin Bailey), Terry (Douglas) and Paul (Mary Ellen). Especially proud and cherished Nan of Jonathan (Erica), Matthew (Sara), Stephanie (Sabbi), Jaclyn (Matt), Sarah (Stephane), Samantha (Devin), Melissa, Alexandra, Stephen (Amanda), Amanda (Karim) and her great-grandchildren, Hazel, Cianna, Jayden, Finn, Nora, Thomas, Olivia, Leo, Gus, Owen & Henri. Predeceased by siblings Mary (Jimmy Walsh), Anna (Tony Volz), Kay (Danny Hogan) and Joe (Amanda) and Billy (Jean). A special thank you to Bootsie and Gabie, Bette and Eddie for their lifelong friendship. A thank you to Stephen & Kay for their continual care and concern for Sadie.

She will be missed by her morning McDonald's crew, the Local Heroes crew, and the many members of St. John the Apostle Parish. Sadie was a loyal member of the Catholic Women’s League. Her many pleasures in life included caring for others as a nurse, her strong devotion to her faith, playing cards, cooking & baking, and the odd trip to the casino, but nothing gave her more enjoyment and pleasure than time with her family, the dinners they shared together, the memories they made and the love that they all have for each other.

Family and friends may visit at Cole Funeral Services & Pinecrest Remembrance, 2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Please, it is mandatory to RSVP for the visitation HERE

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 2340 Baseline Road, Ottawa. Interment to follow at Saint Patrick's Catholic Cemetery. Please, it is mandatory to RSVP for the Funeral Service  HERE If you are unable to attend the  Funeral Service, the family invites you to watch the Live Stream HERE

In memory of Sadie, a donation to The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, 1500 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa Ontario K1G 3Y9.  

Sadie’s family would like to extend sincere gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and all staff of the Barrhaven Manor for the exceptional care and compassion shown to Sadie. To express your condolences, make a donation or send flowers or please visit

A Tree of Remembrance for Sadie will be planted at the McAlpine Forever Forest for more information visit

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hillcrest Funeral Home Ltd.,151 Bond Street, Vankleek Hill, ON K0B 1R0 (866) 678-2001.