Steven Daley Pearce
It is with great sadness that the family of Steven Daley Pearce say their final earthly goodbye to a wonderful Son, Brother, Father, Husband & Step-Father. Steve fought a decades long battle with cancer, moving on to The Lord on Monday, August 13th 2012.
At heart, Steve was a cowboy, from his early years on the family farm in Ontario. Horses were his first love until he found motorcycles. After getting his Motorcycle Mechanic’s license, Steve lived worked and raced as “The Wheely King.”
Fate took a hand and sent him to Esso, where during a prestigious career as Lubrication Specialist & Chemist, Steve received accolades and awards for his innovation and inventions. Leaving Esso, but staying with his field of expertise, Steve partnered with Ross Gilley to form “Lakeland Oil” and enjoyed many happy successful years in the Okanagan before moving on. Steve was a key operative in U.S. Banks’ Petroleum Software Division “Advent” as their sole Canadian representative until the sale of the company. After a move to Vancouver Island, Steve’s life changed once more with a new marriage and a job with Enex fuels, where he made countless contacts and forged many firm friendships.
Steve was a Champion Shotgun Shooter and an active member of the Single Action Shooting Society spending countless happy hours with Caribou Lefty, Sodbuster, Too Dusty, Too Slim, Too Thirsty and all the other Posse Too’s. He cherished his time with all. A great friend, a hard worker, a man of his word and a man of The Lord, Steve was the guy ready with a smile, a handshake, and a helping hand.
Left to mourn the huge hole he leaves in their lives, are his Mother, Marlene Pearce, his siblings : Sandra Styrna, Sheila Rodger (Malcolm), Sharon Foofat (Jules),Stuart (Kathy) Pearce, and all his beloved nieces and nephews, every one his special favourite.
Steve’s children (by wife Cathy Ryan) were his most treasured possession. Son Sean Pearce, wife Emily and only grandchild Liam, Son Ryan Pearce, Daughter Stephanie (“special baby girl”) and husband Jeff Gibson will live forever in his heavenly heart.
Patricia (Pepper) Pearce, Stepdaughter Althea Rose, & Tucker the Schoodle are thankful for the 3 ½ all too short years we shared together in our little home by the beach.
A funeral for Steven will be held at Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church, 550 Pym St. Parksville, B.C. on Friday August 24th at 2:00 pm. A light tea will follow at which time we invite and encourage any and every one to share memories. In lieu of flowers, please choose a 3rd world charity as was Steve’s wish to spread sunshine in dark corners.
** A very special thank you to our family Physician, Dr. Robert Macarri for his unfailing support and compassion during troubled times. We would also like to thank the many caring hands that treated Steve during his months at Vancouver General Hospital and in particular the wonderful team at 8th floor Step down unit .**