Peacefully at Caressant Care, Cobden on Saturday evening, September 1, 2018; Stephen Van Garner Ackroyd passed away following a lengthy journey through dementia. He was 80. Beloved husband and best friend for over 27 years of Elizabeth “Beth” Wolfe. Van is also survived by his daughters: Vanessa, Dawnn and Elaine; 3 stepdaughters: Kathryn Wolfe (late Marty Huzevka), Deborah Wolfe and Rhonna Lynn Wolfe-Murphy (John); 8 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren and his sister, Judy Daly (Chris). Predeceased by his only son Stephen. Friends are invited to join Van’s family in a Tribute to be held at Island View Retirement Suites, 30 Jack Crescent, Arnprior on Saturday, September 8th at 2 o’clock. A luncheon will follow. For those wishing, a donation to the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County or your favorite charity would be appreciated by the family. In the professional care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior.