Stephen Brereton
In Memory of
Stephen John
1952 - 2019
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Condolence From: Catherine Dickson
Condolence: I am very saddened by the news of Steve’s passing. He was a fine colleague and a great contributor to the community. Sincere condolences to Carolyn and their sons. Steve was too young to leave us so soon. RIP
Thursday October 03, 2019
Condolence From: Darcee Munroe
Condolence: Unbelievably sad news. Steve was a wonderful person with a great sense of humour. I will not forget our times working together both at HQ and at post. He will be missed.
My sincerest condolences.
Wednesday October 02, 2019
Condolence From: David B Collins
Condolence: Steve and I never worked closely together missing each other either at HQ or overseas but I knew him as a solid professional, and we were of approximately the same vintage. Condolences to Carolyn and the family. Courage. David
Monday September 30, 2019
Condolence From: jean-yves dionne
Condolence: Steve était un agent du Service extérieur de très grande qualité. Nous étions tous les deux de grands compétiteurs dans cette course folle et effrénée vers le niveau EX pendant plusieurs années. He must have been as much frustrated as I was at that time . Il était calme et patient devant ce défi et tout simplement pour cela,Steve méritait plus que tout autre agent cette promotion. I admired him as a beautiful person and as an exceptional FSO officer .
Jean-Yves Dionne
former Consul General of Canada in Rio de Janeiro
Saint-Sauveur , Quebec
Sunday September 29, 2019
Condolence From: Debra Price
Condolence: It has been many years since our paths crossed but the happy memories remain. My deepest condolences on this sad loss.
Saturday September 28, 2019
Condolence From: Roy Norton
Condolence: I'm not much younger than Steve, but very much considered him a mentor. For me, he modelled how to successfully represent Canada abroad. Steve never made himself the mission. He painstakingly pursued Canada's interests, managed his staff and resources with aplomb, and generously assisted his colleagues. The foreign service needs more true professionals like Steve Brereton! Our shared enthusiasm for baseball generated much opportunity for discussion and camaraderie. His devotion to his family - and to his Church - were and are an inspiration. Carolyn, William and James - I am profoundly sorry for your loss.
Saturday September 28, 2019
Condolence From: Deanna Horton
Condolence: Steve was a prince of a man. From the time he listened to my tales of Japanese language training woes in 1985 in Tokyo to our shared history at US posts, Steve was always a superlative colleague and friend, and just always a superb human being. So sad that his enjoyment of retirement was foreshortened.

Heartfelt condolences to Carolyn and family.

Deanna in Stratford
Saturday September 28, 2019
Condolence From: Reid Henry
Condolence: To Stephen's Family,
Steve and I started in the foreign service about the same time, and I recall seeing him often throughout our careers. He was a fine man, an able Head of Mission and an excellent Trade Commissioner. Gone far too soon.
Sending my deepest sympathy on Steve's passing.
Reid Henry
Saturday September 28, 2019
Condolence From: Bob Publicover
Condolence: Deep sympathies to Steve's family on this saddest of occasions that has come much too soon.
Bob Publicover
Waterloo Ontario
Saturday September 28, 2019
Condolence From: Tom Bearss
Condolence: Steve was my Consul General in Buffalo before my retirement from the TCS in 2006. A true gentleman and a helluva nice guy. Gone far too soon. My thoughts are with his family as I share your loss.
Friday September 27, 2019
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