A wonderful big man with a gentle demeanor passed away suddenly at home with Lynn his wife of 46 years at his side. Steve will be forever remembered by Lynn; his sister-in-law Judy (Tom) Highfill; brothers-in-law Don deForest (Susan Derkoch), Hardie deForest (Karen); nieces and nephews Erin, Abby and Marshall in Canada and Vicky, Greg, Randy; sisters Helen, and Tomi in the USA and numerous friends.
Steve was born in Washington but raised and schooled in Bozeman Montana where he met Lynn while both were attending Montana State University. Steve led a full life, and his retirement years were golden with many happy years playing golf at the Windermere Golf and Country Club in the senior men’s league; and spending winters in Mesa Arizona at Venture Out with Lynn where his prowess at billiards earned him a silver medal in the Arizona Senior Olympics this past March.
Steve touched everyone he met; so “You can remember Him and only that he’s gone or you can cherish his memory and let it live on”.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The United Way of the Alberta Capital Region or the charity of your choice.
In honoring Steve’s request there well be no funeral service.