February 8, 1970 – September 23, 2022
In loving memory ~
Steve Prentice left us on September 23, 2022 surrounded by family and close friends.
He will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by his son Brett Mestancik Prentice, daughter-in-law Shay, grandchildren Annabelle and Jayson, his mother Maryanna Sinclaire, his father Doug Prentice, his sister and brother-in-law Lori and Marthinus de Wet as well as many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and so many friends.
Steve was born in Sarnia, Ontario on Feb. 8, 1970 and moved to the West Coast in 1985 with his family. He owned a successful insulating company until he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma at age 44 when he then retired. Steve loved being on the ocean in his boat and exploring the islands. He knew Vancouver Island better than most and had many special and sacred places that he loved to share with others. He did regular motorcycle trips with his cherished buddies, he enjoyed fishing, hiking, travelling and spending time with friends and family. Steve was a true foodie and appreciated all kinds of cuisine. He was an excellent chef and loved to cook. He was a firm believer in the medicinal value of mushrooms and would forage the forest for his bounty, creating beautiful meals with his finds. If not travelling the world (too many countries to list!), he would be in nature, cozied up in his Pleasure Way van with his beloved dog Cody. He was a very gifted writer and creative person who made beautiful pieces of art from driftwood and the rocks he tumbled himself. During his travels, he always made new friends wherever he went, including new dog friends because anyone who knew Steve knew of his love for dogs.
Steve was an incredibly kind and generous man. He financially supported many charities and he was always willing to help anyone in need. He mentored many people through their cancer diagnoses and he was a pillar of strength for many. He loved a good laugh and was always up for fun. Steve loved people and had an incredible ability to love and accept folks exactly as they were.
As his mother says, “Steve had strength, spirit, determination and the fire to live with an amazing heart and passion”.
Always striving to help others, Steve encouraged friends and family to donate blood. This is something you can do to honour him. Please donate blood!
There will be a Celebration of Life in the future but for now, it’s time to heal.
As Steve’s dad says “The world has lost a wonderful human being”.
We love you forever Steve.
You were one of a kind.
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