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Born: Jul 11, 1966

Date of Passing: Jun 29, 2022

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It is with great sadness that the family of Stephen Dutcheshen announces his peaceful passing on June 29, 2022. After a short and sudden battle with cancer, Stephen passed surrounded by love and with family by his side.
Stephen is survived by his wife Angela Woodcock. He was a loving and playful father to David and Sarah Jean, proud son of Allen Dutcheshen and the late Carol (Wade) Dutcheshen, beloved brother of Karen (Dutcheshen) Roblin, and uncle to George and Julia Roblin and Nicholas and Mitchell White.
Stephen was born on July 11, 1966 in Winnipeg, and spent his youth with close friends, biking around River Heights, playing pick up sports and, especially, drawing. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Manitoba in 1987, and continued his studies at Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto. Stephen was a talented artist, and followed in his father's footsteps as an illustrator at the CBC, where he worked as an award-winning animator and art director in Toronto until his passing.
Stephen was loved for his kind, gentle disposition and understated sense of humour. He shared his artistic and musical gifts in many thoughtful ways. He will be sadly missed, and never forgotten by his family and friends.
A celebration of Stephen's life will be held Saturday, September 24 at the Sorauren Fieldhouse in Toronto at 2:00 p.m.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 25, 2022

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Stephen was a bright spark in the CBC graphic arts dept and we were all lucky to work with him. I came to him as a "client" needing something interesting from him to illustrate news stories. He was always up for a challenge, he had a devious smile and a creative bent that was so very satisfying to work with. The result was always an excellent outcome and just what we needed to illustrate a complex story. Years later I met him again after I had retired as he had now moved into our neighborhood. He always greeted me with a smile and was happy to have a neighbourly chat. As it happens, my eldest son Craig joined the CBC and ended up in the Communications department where he also worked with Stephen. Again the same creative magic coupled with a man who was humble, talented and able to make creative leaps to deliver excellent work. I have just attended the memorial service in honour of Stephen and what a wonderful event that was. His wife Angela spoke so eloquently and with powerful emotion about her husband. Not a dry eye in the crowd. What a wonderful legacy for a man who had many more years to live for his wife and children, but sadly departed this life with grace and love. I'm glad to have known him. - Posted by: Ian Cooper (Work mate) on: Sep 24, 2022

  • Steve’s sudden passing is just terribly sad. Though I did not know his family, Steve was a wonderful, talented, very funny, very thoughtful, and compassionate guy. My deepest condolences to his surviving family. - Posted by: Blair Clark (CBC design Colleague ) on: Sep 24, 2022

  • I have only just learned of the sudden passing of Stephen. Stephen was the kindest, gentlest man I ever knew. I instantly was drawn to him and Holly when we first met in Sorauren Park. His love and devotion to his dog, Holly, was unparalleled. I knew him before he met his beautiful wife, Angela. I saw the transformation in him. Also, the joy that came with the births of their two children. This news is a blow to my heart and a saddening of my spirit. I am honoured to have been a part of his and his family's lives in the years I knew them. My deepest condolences and sympathies...Love lasts forever, Nicole - Posted by: Nicole Moyal (Former dogwalker of Stephen's to Holly and cat-sitter to Queso) on: Sep 07, 2022

  • Steve was such a generous friend. I knew him in Winnipeg through jr high and high school in River Heights as one of the 'street hockey gang' that played near Queenston School. Then in 1st year Art School at the University of Manitoba, where we were undergrads—going on the Chicago Field Trip—running through the Chicago Art Institute like characters from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, sneaking into Soldier Field, shopping for albums and getting rejected at sports bars because we were only 20. Later, when I moved to Toronto, Steve was the a guide to the 'Big Smoke', giving me career and relationship advice and hanging out in Parkdale and Roncy with Holly and friends over the years...and so loving to Angela, Davy and Sarah. I am so sorry for the loss of CBC Steve. In my life, he has been a such a steadfast pal and an inspiring artist/designer. I offer my condolences to his family and friends. He will be thought of, missed and not forgotten. - Posted by: Karen Justl (Friend) on: Jul 26, 2022

  • Stephen was a wonderful person, full of warmth, compassion, and humour. He will be missed by all who knew him. - Posted by: Tim Kindrachuk (Friend) on: Jul 25, 2022

  • Although I don't remember Stephen as an adult personally, I was a good friends with his mother, Carol. In fact, we met in the Women's Pavilion in Winnipeg at the time of the birth of our daughters. By reading this obituary I am now informed that she, too, has passed away and am deeply sorry and shocked to hear this. My deepest heartfelt condolences go to Karen (old-time friend of my daughter Christine) and her dad, Allen. Sending you all my love and lots of strength at this difficult time. Angela Stevens (formerly Cavanagh) - Posted by: Angelika Irmgard Stevens (Friend) on: Jul 25, 2022

  • I have known Stephen since he was an infant. I am truly saddened by his death and send my condolences to all of his family. - Posted by: Gail Carroll (Family friend) on: Jul 25, 2022

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