Stephen Bernard BYERS

Stephen Bernard Byers was born on April 3, 1943 in Saint John, New Brunswick. He attended Grandview Elementary School. He left school at a very young age with dreams of an entrepreneur’s heart. Not knowing how to read or write did not stop this energetic young man from making his dreams come true.

Stephen started a cleaning company and he hired his younger sister Judy to work for him. With Stephen’s humor, out would come the ‘’white glove; test, leaving both brother and sister laughing.

He owned a truck sanitation company, which also supplied Stephen with numerous stories that he would tell about this time of his life. His ventures included a towing company, bottle depot, A&S Autos which dealt in buying and selling cars. He also owned a store called Smiley’s Balloons which was a party supply store.

He enjoyed his antique cars and his cowboy hat.

.As mentioned, Stephen had a lifelong love for cars. His first car was a 1956 Chevy. He loved antique vehicles and one of his may projects was a convertible 1972 Buick Skylark. At a car show, he won a trophy for this entry. He also built and drove his own stock car and this is the first car he rebuilt.

Stephen and Anne-Marie became a couple in 1975 and they were married on June 25, 1994.

They have been together for 43 years and when you saw one the other was never too far away. They adored each other!

Stephen loved to talk about his family. Stephen was also a talented artist who could draw with great skill. He was very proud of daughter Crystal and he would comment on how smart she was and he would claim that she had got her photographic memory from him!

Stephen was a family man, he adored his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and would do anything for anyone. 

Stephen is survived by his loving wife, Anne-Marie Byers (Richard); his sons, Guy Gallant, Gerald Gallant (Pam); daughters, Crystal Byers, Kathy Richard-Goentzel (John), Debbie Gallant; brothers, Alfred Byers (Mary-Anne), Brian Byers (Tina); sisters, Maria Johanson (George), Judy Thorpe (John), Cathleen McInerny (Joe); brothers-in-law Alex Richard (Gail) and Guy Richard (Joan); sisters-in-law Mabel McGraw (Ernie), Yvonne McGraw (Donnie), Jeanette Collette; as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Stephen was predeceased by his brother, Norbert Byers; his daughter-in-law, Krista Gallant; son-in-law, Emery Richard; brothers-in-law, Eric Collette and Arthur McGraw; sister-in law, Cheryl Richard.

It is important to know that Stephen loved everyone ….and to say he would do anything for anyone is not only as fact but an understatement.



  1. Chris

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Steve is in a better place now. He’ll always be you. Sending prayers and love.
    Cousins Pat, Chris and Anthony

    • Yvonne G McGraw

      So sorry for your loss. He was a great man who would help anyone who needed it. He will be surely missed. He’s now in a better place with the Lord. Rip Steve

    • Claire Sanelli

      God Bless you Steve and may your Soul forever be surrounded by Love and Light.

      Shine on Steve,
      You will missed but never forgotten.

  2. Kathy

    So sorry for your loss!! He will be missed!!

  3. Pauline

    So sad for all of you…what a wonderful tribute to your stepfather ❤️
    Cousin Pauline

    • Gerry and Diane

      We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you with sympathy at this time♥️

  4. Yvonne G McGraw

    So sorry for your loss, he surely will be missed by his friends and family. I know he would do anything to help for whoever needed it. RIP Steve.
    He’s with The Lord now away from all the turmoil of life on earth. You will certainly be missed.
    Love Yvonne and Donnie

  5. Gerry Gallant

    Gerry and Diane Gallant

  6. Paul Richard

    So sorry for your loss, we lost a beautiful human, he will be dearly missed. Love and prayers. Please accept my deepest condolences 🙏.

  7. Judy Bond

    My condolences to Anne Marie & her family. Steve was a wonderful & kind man. My heart aches for your loss & you will all be in my thoughts & prayers
    A good friend, Judy Thomas Bond

  8. Yvonne and Roger Johnson

    Our deepest sympathies to Anne Marie and family and friends. I only got to meet him for a brief time but felt like I had known him for a long time. He was a very kind and generous man.

  9. Crystal

    Steve ALWAYS welcomed me with a smile and open arms Never any judgement! . Ann-Marie, You are in my thoughts I never saw you without each other I can only imagine how difficult this must be. My condolences 🌷

  10. Linda Hebert

    My condolences to all the family. His kind ❤️ and loving nature will be missed, treasure your memories.
    Linda Hebert

  11. Cindy Owens

    So sorry for your loss, he surely will be missed by his friends and family.

  12. Katherine McGraw

    RIP uncle Steve. You are now in the loving arms of Jesus and will never suffer any more. Darren and I will sure miss our talks and listening to you stories. The picture of you on your wedding day to Aunt Anne Marie shows the love you had for eachother and we were both blessed to be part of that special day. Our deepest condolences go out to all his loved ones and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. And our deepest condolences to you Aunt Anne Marie Kathy Guy Gerald Debbie and all of the family . Fly with the angels uncle. Kathy you wrote a beautiful tribute and told a beautiful story about him. Love you all and keeping you all in our hearts and prayers ❤ 🙏
    Love Kathy and Darren McGraw

  13. Sonia

    So sorry for the loss of your family member Steve .He surely will be missed by all that knew him.


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