July 3, 1950 – September 23, 2020
Steve passed away suddenly following complications from surgery at the age of 70 with both of his children by his side.
Born in Sault St. Marie, ON, Steve spent a number of years on the lower mainland prior to moving to the Comox Valley with his family in 1981. He worked for the Town of Comox Parks Department for over 20 years before taking early retirement.
Steve had a larger than life personality and a ring collection to match. He was the kind of guy that would strike up a conversation with anyone and could often be found swapping stories with his buddies over morning coffee at “the Dub”.
From completing the NY Times crossword in minutes to knowing the Latin name of every plant you walked by, Steve was a wealth of knowledge. He had a love for baseball and hockey – the sport where he earned his nickname, “Crash.”
His true passion was motorcycles. Steve was happiest when he geared up, hopped on his bike and hit the road.
He is survived by his son, Clayton (Erica and Ayla), his daughter, Megan (Joel and Lucas), his sister, Rosemary, his half brother Tom and his half sister, Robyn. He is predeceased by his parents, Michael and Elenor, his stepmother Madeline, and his half sister, Rhonda.
His family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the cardiovascular unit at the Jubilee hospital in Victoria for their caring and compassion.
Due to extended family living out of the country, a celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, any donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
“I started out with nothing and I’ve still got most of it left” – anonymous
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