Surrounded by his wife and three children, Steve passed away after a four week battle with unexpected illness. He will be forever missed and loved by his best friend and wife of 50 years, Marilyn; his three children, Ryan (Vicki), Randall (Donna) and Leanne (Maurice); and his 10 grandchildren, Nathan, Zachary, Daniel, Jade, Tyler, Gavin, Max, Lachlan, Anwen and Soren.
Steve leaves behind 12 siblings, their spouses, numerous nieces and nephews, countless extended family, and many dear friends who Steve considered as part of his family.
He is predeceased by his parents, Percy and Ann Marie Stone; his brothers, Bernard and Gerard; his sister, Joan; and his mother and father- in-law, Charles and Flora Anderson.
Steve was a great man of faith – a devoted Roman Catholic and member of Opus Dei. He had a deep love for Our Lady, St. Joseph and his Guardian Angel. His personal relationship with Jesus was the touchstone of his life.
He was a successful entrepreneur for over 35 years, building his company from a one-man show operating out of the basement of his home, to the thriving and successful small business it is today, with three partners and over 40 employees.
Steve was also a kind and magnanimous landlord – owning several properties in and around his home of St. Albert.
He considered his employees as family and his tenants as friends. This is part of what made him so successful in life – people trusted him, respected him and were happy to be his friend.
Steve’s larger than life, energetic personality was disarming to some, but fully embraced by all. His boisterous, Trini sense of humour and his no-holds-barred demeanour put everyone at ease. Not one for idle chit chat, Steve always wanted to get to the heart of everyone he met. He touched countless lives with his generous and open-hearted love for everyone.
Steve was a family man – deeply in love with his wife of 50 years, he was very expressive in his love and showered his wife with affection and friendship. He had a close and connected relationship with all three of his children and their spouses – even considering his daughters- and son-in-law as his very own children. His grandchildren were the joy of his life, filling his heart with endless energy and love. The absence of his lively and uplifting presence will be dearly missed from this day forward.
While we deeply mourn the loss of our dear husband, father and grandfather, we believe he is already joyfully praying for us up in heaven.
There will be a Funeral Mass celebrated on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Attendance will be limited due to restrictions, so to attend virtually via the livestream, please click here.