HATBORO, Pa. — Stephen Elphege Tardif, 46, of Hatboro, Pa., died unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 21.

Stephen was born on June 10, 1965, in Farmington, the son of Elphege “Junior” and Margaret “Peggy” (Robbins) Tardif.

Stephen attended schools in Wilton and Farmington and graduated with honors from Pine Tree Academy in Freeport in 1983. After working a year, he resumed his education at Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute in Auburn, where he graduated with an associate degree in instrumentation technology in 1986. He worked 23 years for ABB in Warminster, Pa., as a product specialist who serviced fluid flow meters which are used in many industries.

In 1992, he married Candy Gordon, and they made their home in Georgetown, Mass., and later in Hatboro, Pa.

Stephen was a member of the Bucks County Seventh Day Adventist Church and was involved at Crossways Community Church in Willow Grove, Pa. He was a 33rd Degree Master Mason and was Past Master of the Charles C. Dame Lodge in Georgetown, Mass.

Stephen had a passion for cooking and was known to create many tasteful dishes for his family and as a volunteer. He enjoyed camping at the Beaver Valley Campground and also at Popham Beach. Stephen was an avid bowler and enjoyed the All in the Family league at Thunderbird Lanes in Willow Grove. He enjoyed spending time at his parent’s home in Wilton. He had a keen sense of humor and enjoyed making others laugh. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. Stephen was a loving son, husband, father, brother, and uncle and will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his parents; his wife, Candy; and two daughters, Tracey and Amanda, who were the loves of his life, and of whom he was so proud. He is also survived by a brother, Craig Tardif and his wife, Marjorie, of Hartford; a sister, Sue Nicholas and her husband, Jason, of Vienna, Va.; nieces and nephews Ashley, Shaina, Baxter, Isaac, Marly, Tucker, Holly, Riley, and Cooper Tardif and Elizabeth Nicholas; and by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Stephen was predeceased by his grandparents, Alston and Betty Robbins of Dixfield and Elphege and Lauretta Tardif of Jay; an aunt, Patsy Lee; and an uncle, Leo Tardif of Lewiston.

Words of condolence and tribute may be shared with the family at www.wilesrc.com.

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