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Steve Walsh

May 18, 2005

WALSH, Steve

1977 - 2005

With great sadness we announce the sudden and heart-breaking deaths of our beloved son Steve, age 28, and our beautiful, loving, perfect grandson Jordan (Jordi) age 4 and a half years. Steve was born at the Calgary General Hospital on February 27 1977, in the same Maternity

Ward as his mom, Auntie Gail and his grandmother, Granny Mason. Steve’s father Ed (Eddy to Steve and his brother Shawn) was a proud member of the Canadian Forces for twenty-six years and our family delighted in many unforgettable experiences from coast to coast. In

Summerside, PEI, Shawn, his brother, best-friend and confidant was born. In Petawawa, ON, a new family member Tracker (a beagle) joined the family on frequent wild blueberry harvests, with Tracker eating the most. In Moose Jaw, SK (home of the Snowbirds) the boys

spent many hours perfecting the art of gopher snaring with limited success (perhaps two). At the family’s last military posting in Comox, BC, Steve and Shawn were able to appreciate outdoor activities with Grandpa and Granny Mason who reside in Parksville, BC. We had

many mountain excursions and hockey games in Nelson, BC, after which the family permanently settled in Parksville, BC. Steve’s outdoor pursuits fuelled his drive to work in the sports industry - sales. Steve held sport marketing jobs with the Parksville Generals Hockey Club, Whistler Adventures, the Calgary Flames, Vancouver Grizzlies, and most recently, initiating athlete sponsorships. Invited by the world’s top mountaineer, Ed Viesturs, Steve was getting in shape (10 pounds less so far) to summit Mount Rainer. Family and friends were well

acquainted with his characteristic humour and we have appreciated hearing those comical stories and quotes as friends and family contact us. Lovingly, Steve would most like to be remembered as a great father for Jordi (who adored him). Steve knew his most precious commodity in his life was time with his son Jordi, who came before anything. Steve will be dearly missed by his parents Ed and Maureen; his brother and best-friend Shawn; Jordi’s mom Ang; grandparents Gene and Doreen Mason; Auntie Gail and Uncle Jim Hunter; cousins, Chris and Miles (Jordi’s hockey team); loving companion Tanya; and numerous family members in British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

Funeral Services were held in Calgary on Saturday, May 28, 2005.

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To commemorate Steve and Jordi’s love of steam engines, we will place a bench near the rails at Heritage Park, Calgary where family and friends can watch the big black engine no. 2024 go by. If friends so desire, memorial tributes can be made directly to the Memorial Bench

Program, c/o Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Drive S.E., Calgary , AB, T2V 2X3 (403-268-8500.)

Steve’s brother Shawn will share a celebration of Steve’s life in the near future in Parksville.

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