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Stephen Mayhew Copp


Stephen Mayhew Copp

Stephen Copp of Fort Lawrence passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at the Halifax Infirmary.  

Born in Moncton, on August 3, 1954, he was the son of Robert and Inez (Crossman) Copp.

Stephen’s interests included his church, cars and tinkering with anything mechanical or electronic.  He loved having morning coffee with his parents and friends at McDonalds on Albion St. in Amherst.  Stephen was a member of the Amherst First Baptist Church.  He worked in the family business, the Hampton Diner for over 25 years.  After the closing of the Diner, he was employed at the restaurant in the Wandlyn Inn, Amherst.

Stephen lived with Multiple Myeloma and related kidney disease for the past 9 years and the family wishes to thank Dr's White and Finkle and their staff from the Departments of Hematology and Nephrology at the QEII Health Sciences Centre.  As well, we would like to thank the EMS, doctors, nurses and staff of the Emergency Dept. of the Halifax Infirmary and the doctors, nurses and staff at the Cumberland Healthcare Centre for their skill, caring and compassion. 

In addition to his parents, Stephen is survived by his brother Danny (Rhonda) of Fredericton, nieces, Heather (Max Pollack) Copp and Trish (Andrew) Duguay, their mother, Betty Daniels, step-niece Emily Thomas, and great-nieces and great-nephews, Frida Pollack, Hannah Pollack, Grady Duguay and Blake Duguay .  Stephen is also survived by aunts, Eileen Alcorn of Hillsborough, NB and Molly Crossman of St. John's, NFLD, as well as several cousins and special friend Laurie Mattatall.

Stephen was predeceased by his grandparents, Harley and Muriel (Wilbur) Copp and Rev. Dr. Spurgeon and Nettie (Tower) Crossman, by his nephew Robert David "Robbie" Copp and uncles Sydney Alcorn, Murray Crossman and Murray Justason.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777).  Visitation will take place on Tuesday August 6, 2019 from noon until 2 pm with funeral immediately following at First Baptist Church, Amherst, Rev. Dan Green officiating.  Burial will take place at the Fort Lawrence Cemetery following the reception.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in Stephen’s memory.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Stephen's online memorial at or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.

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Service Date
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Service Time
2 pm
Service Location
First Baptist Church, Amherst, NS

Visitation Time
Noon until 2 pm
Visitation Location
First Baptist Church, Amherst, NS

Burial Location
Fort Lawrence Cemetery

Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society