Passed away peacefully with family at his side on September 28, 2013 at 78 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Ruby (nee Herniman-2013). Loving father of Marj and husband Ron Garant, Laurie Kowtiuk and Paul Desjardins, Anita and husband Dan Bleasby. Treasured grandfather of Bradley (Shannon), Brandon (Kerri), Josh, Greg (Kailey) and Tabitha. Papa of Cole, Sydney, Sierra, Tyler, Brodie, Mylee and Mason.  Loving brother of Elgin (Phyllis), Audrey (late Harold), Roy, Dave (Joanne), Victor (Pat), Clayton (Dani) and Jean. Predeceased by his sisters, Joy (1933), Gail (1954) and his brothers, John (1964), Nelson (1972), Douglas (1988), Willy (2006) and Don Sr. (2009). Brother-in-law of Gloria (Howard) Musgrove, the late Vera, Rena, Marie McMurren, Leo Herniman (Audrey) and Bill (Shirley) Herniman. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Steve was a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion # 201-Essex . He retired from Frito Lay after many years of service. Steve is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex on Monday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Legion Service Monday at 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Country Meadows cemetery. Donations may be made to the Hospice of Windsor. You may send your condolences on Steve’s Tribute Wall online at

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