Sincerest sympathies to Michael's family and friends. I knew Michael only briefly through my engagement in Spirituality and Business - to be with him was an inspiration. May God bless and keep him in eternity.
To the Stephen Family:
I am so saddened at this huge loss. Michael was my brother in taking spirituality into business. He was on the Board of The Center for Spirituality and the Workplace, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's University. He was the first major executive to speak publicly about this subject. I remember him flying from Santiago, Chile to Mexico to give a one hour talk on spirituality and business at one of the first ever conferences on this in the world. After the conference he flew back to Buenos Aires, Argentina Supporting this work was that important to him.
I remember fondly speaking with him, and laughing with him and gaining from his wisdom. I remember lovingly meditating with him and how very important that was to him.
I loved him dearly.
I will miss him.
May his memory be a blessing.
My sincere condolences to the Stephen family. So sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting and working with M. Stephen, as his secretary, when he joined Excelsior Life Ins. Co. as Vice-President, Life Division. He was a remarkable man and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
To the entire Stephen Family:
Our condolences on the passing of a great man in your Dad.
Mr. Stephen made a positive difference in the lives of so many people around him. Those same qualities continue in each of you.
Gabriella and I share in your sorrow and keep your family in our prayers during this difficult time.
To the family of Michael A. Stephen.
It is with deep regret that I learned of the passing of Mike,as I knew him.Truly a man of great intellect,
integrity,wisdom and foresight.To me personally he was a mentor and friend.Whenever Mike spoke,I listened.I learned so much from him.Working with Mike at Aetna was a joy.I extend my deepest sympathy to you all.Jack Terpstra,
retired former agent of Aetna.
Dear Andy & Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Your dad sounds truly remarkable.
Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers and this difficult time.
Thinking of you all, Karen Vance
To the Stephen Family: Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your father. Joe, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Patrick, Lori, Justin and Tristan.
My deepest sympathy to the family. So sorry for your loss..Thinking of you all and wishing you comfort and peace. Bea and I had so many years of wonderful memories. Love and prayers, Margaret Ann Nugent(Flaherty)
Chris, Lisa, Michelle, Maddie and family,
Our thoughts are with you all during this time, I know it is difficult. Over the years I have heard stories from Lisa about what an incredible man Michael Stephen was. Chris, I know you were so proud of him and close, so sorry.
Our prayers are with all of you and the rest of your family,
Heather, Dennis, Taylor and Lauren Reid
To all the Stephens: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mr. Stephen was an extraordinary man whose wisdom, compassion and generosity had a huge impact on many people. We are fortunate to have known him.
We offer you our heart-felt condolences. We enjoyed many years of friendship with Mike and hold wonderful memories of our times together with him, Bea, and their children. We keep you in our prayers. Bill and Valerie DeLay (Calgary, Alberta)
Chris, Lisa & Family; Chris, your Dad lived such a full rich life and obviously touched many people along the way - from Toronto to St. John, all the way to Shanghai! Always so tough to lose a parent, but you will never lose all of the wonderful memories you hold from a live fully and richly lived, like your father's was. God bless.
I was saddened to learn of your Dad's passing in the Globe & Mail. He was obviously a great man both personally and professionally and you were so fortunate to have had him in your life.
Hopefully your many fond memories of your times together will, with time, replace the sense of loss you must feel today.
This unfortunate event also reminded me of the many great times we enjoyed when we both worked together at Monsanto. When the sadness of your Dad's passing has lessened and if you would like to reconnect, I'd very much appreciate the opportunity to speak with you to catch up and reminisce about some of the good old days we had together.
Please extend our condolences for your loss to Linda, your children, as well as your mother and other members of your family.
Ray & Diane Guenette (email@example.com, 905-855-2398)
Aetna was fortunate to have many effective executives and Mike Stephen was one of the best. He was also a very good man and a joy to work with.
Mr. Stephen personified thoughtfulness,decency and respect. I suspect he was also extremely patient- after all, he generously tolerated Mike Jr.'s rather silly friends all those years. God Bless.
I was so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. He was such a wise and kind man. He helped me and my family many times in times of sickness and trouble. May God bless you all at this time. Love, Dolores, Bath NB
Our heartfelt, deep condolences go out to Bea and the children on this sad occasion. We have no doubt of the grand reception that he has already received in heaven. And we equally have no doubt that he will pray for us all. His friendship was deeply appreciated and treasured.
Albert & Eleanor Fiorino (Etobicoke, Ontario)
IT WAS My Privilege to work with Mike Stephen at Aetna -Canada for close to 14 years
Mike was a leader . He knew what he wanted to accomplish and urged his team to make it happen.
In all my working experience with Mike he was fair , honest and straight -arrow in everything he undertook.
I enjoyed meeting with Mike at the Aetna-Canada christmas re-unions. He was full of ideas and seemed to always be embarking on a new challenge.
Sadly I haven't seen Mike for the past 5 years and news to-day of his death brought back good memories as well as the sad fact that we have lost a fine Canadian, a person who can't be replaced.
Mike was as fine a businessman as I have known and a better person. He taught me a great deal and inspired those he mentored. He will be greatly missed.