Surrounded by his family and partner, Stephano passed on at 7:25 am on June 21, 2005 in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Stephano was 46 years old. He leaves behind his partner and best friend; Ross Gates; brothers: Brian and Randy Williams; sisters: Cindy Williams, Rosalind Williams (Bill Greene), Marlowe Martell, Vivian Williams; nephews: Bobby, Kelly, Robert Davidson, Bryan Davidson (Donna), Brent, Bryce, Cody Hobson (Marigold), Peter Williams, Josh Williams; nieces: Celina Leon, Deanna Cook (Don), Jody Leon, Christel McMullen, Vanessa Cardinal, Trinity Cardinal (Perry Cormier), Chantelle Williams; Grand nieces and nephews: Samantha Williams, Sydney Williams, Sara Williams, Savanna Williams, Scotty Davidson, Amber Davidson, Jessica Davidson, Jamieson Davidson, Gentry Davidson, Kaitlyn Davidson, Kayleigh Davidson, Brandon Hobson, Demille Hobson, Morghana Williams, Harmony Williams, Darian Williams, Lyndsey Leon, Aaron Leon, Brittany Cook, Samantha Cook, Dillon Leon, Brianna Leon, Orin Cardinal, Jenais Cardinal.
Stephano was predeceased by his Father Henry David in 1969, Mother Tessie Williams in 1978 and brother Rene (Roy) Williams in 1987. Stephano also leaves behind first cousins: Lena Bell, Marie David, Celestine Sears, Marjorie Dennis and Emmeline Felix and their families.
Stephano passed through his life and quietly left his footprints as a certified Cook, and a Videographer and Archival Recorder for the Spallumcheen Band. Stephano entertained many with his vast collection of music and videos.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday – June 25th at 11am at St. Mary’s Church on the Enderby Reserve, arrangements are in the care of the Personal Alternative Funeral Home in Armstrong, BC.