Husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend – gave it his best shot but lost his battle with cancer on November 10, 2014.
Steve was an avid hockey fan and played from 5 years of age into his late 30’s. His team, Toronto Maple Leafs, won the last game of his life. He was thrilled.
Steve joined the RCAF in 1965 and retired 28 years later, after serving in Canada from Coast to Coast. He also enjoyed a 4 year tour in Baden, Germany. As Steve was fond of saying “The scenery was fantastic but the people we made friends with are priceless.”
Once Steve retired he opened a food cart in Courtenay BC. For Steve, the best thing about his business was meeting new friends, and having a chance to visit with people.
When Ida retired in 2006, Steve and Ida moved to NB to be closer to Ida’s family. A year into Steve’s 2nd retirement they decided to open a wine-on-premise shop, Splendid Grapes, in Sackville NB. Steve was very proud of his wine making skills and he has passed his expertise on to the next generations of the family. They are honoured to carry on his legacy.
Steve was especially proud of his 2 children – Jennifer and Steven. When they learned that Steve had cancer, they stopped their lives and made arrangements to come and help their Mom and Dad through this trying time.
He will be deeply missed by the love of his life, Ida, his daughter, Jennifer (Raymond Lang), his son, Steven, his grandchildren, Christian, Kailey, Thomas and Zachary. He will also be missed by all the other members of his family, his friends and his community.
At Steve’s request, there will be no funeral. Visitation will take place on Saturday, November 15th between 2 & 4 pm at Campbell’s Funeral Home, 89 Bridge Street, Sackville, NB. Donations can be made in Steve’s name to the Sackville Food Bank or The Canadian Red Cross in Sackville.