Drumheller Valley, Alberta
August 9, 1932 – August 29, 2013
Steve Hendrix, beloved husband to Christine Hendrix passed away in Comox, B.C. on August 29, 2013 at the age of 81 years.
Steve had many loves and passions in his life and the most dear to him was his wife of 61 years, Christine. Steve filled her life with adventure and excitement while providing her security and support, allowing her to follow her dreams. Steve always took tremendous pride in Christine’s accomplishments.
They had 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, all of whom he passed on many key traits, the greatest of these being his love, passion and respect of human life, his caring for others and his incredible drive and love of fun (disguised as hard work).
For those lucky enough to have ever been blessed by one of his embracing hugs, his confident handshakes, his flirting winks or his mischievous smiles was left knowing, the man was bigger than life.
Steve, at a very young age was thrust into a position of having to make a living out of a struggling family run saw mill, this starting him down the road of creating his own business that continued with many ventures including plumbing contracting, restaurant investor, land development, farming and then back to his real enjoyment, plumbing that concluded his 65 year career.
Steve is survived by his loving wife Christine, daughter Dianne Brown (Michael) of Calgary, son Roger Hendrix (Susan) of Washington, son Daniel Hendrix (Galina) of Boston, daughter Laurie Floyd of Calgary. Grandchildren; Alana, Rachael, Logan, Dayle, Teresa, Sam, Tamara, great grandchildren; Kasey, Savannah, Cohen and Sawyer. Steve is predeceased by granddaughter Jacqueline Floyd.
Recognizing Steve’s powerful dedication to protection of all human life, in lieu of flowers donations are requested to charity: United for Life, Box 12045, Murrayville RPO, Langley, BC, V3A 9J5.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Christ the King Catholic Church on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 at 11AM, followed by a luncheon then burial at Courtenay Civic Cemetery.