Stephen « Steve » Edward Ashford
With heavy hearts, the family of Stephen
« Steve » Edward Ashford, loving husband of 56 years
to the late Gladys May (Sterritt) Ashford, announce his passing on
Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. Born
January 7, 1923 in Plaster Rock, NB, he was a son of the late Smith
and Annie (Cottrell) Ashford.
Steve was an avid sportsman with a love for any competition.
He participated in high level baseball and softball for over 20 years.
Steve loved fishing on the Miramichi, golfing at Rockwood Park Golf
Course, curling at Thistle St. Andrews Curling Club, and playing
weekly card games in his living room.
Prior to retirement, Steve worked as a fireman on the
riverboat « The S.S. Majestic » on the St. John River
system. He drove « 2 million miles » during 20 years
of safe driving for SMT.
Steve is most remembered for his famous clams and chips. His
take-out, « Steve’s Fish & Chips »
was a Saint John staple from 1965-1990.
Steve is survived by his daughter, Dawn Marr; granddaughter,
Angela Marr (Harrison Duffley); a brother, James Ashford; a sister,
Shirley (Ashford) Francis; many nieces, nephews, golf and curling
buddies, and his church family. Besides his parents and his loving
wife, Gladys, Steve was predeceased by his sons, Stephen Douglas
« Dougie » and Gerald
Edward « Gerry »; brother, William Ashford;
and sisters: Edith (Ashford) McNally, Etta (Ashford) Parsons, Carolann
(Ashford) Mahaney, Ada Connell, and Vesta Stewart.
Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row,
Saint John (634-7424), with visiting on Sunday, March
17 and Monday, March 18, 2019 from 2 to 8 pm. A funeral service will
be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 11 am from RiverCross Church, 61
Forbes Drive, Saint John. Interment will follow in Fernhill Cemetery.
For those who wish, remembrances to RiverCross Church would be
appreciated by the family. Please place online condolences and
remembrances at www.BrenansFH.com.
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Stephen Steve Edward Ashford 19232019..