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  1. Norma Kennedy
    January 15, 2017 @ 8:44 pm

    Joanne I am so sorry for your loss. Steve’s laugh and kindness will always be remembered. He will sadly be missed. I will always remember the nickname he gave dad (zeek). Thinking of you and your family. Norma

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  2. Brenda Dawe
    January 15, 2017 @ 8:35 pm

    Joanne and family, we were so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing, may God Bless you at this very difficult time

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  3. Joe Lucas
    January 13, 2017 @ 7:34 pm

    Dear Joanne and family, I was deeply saddened when I received the news of your loss. No one can prepare you for such a loss. I have such fond memories of my times with Steve, especially seeing him riding on his motorcycle. There were so many times we had together sharing stories which generally resulted in a great deal of laughter. He will never be forgotten, I feel it was an honour to have known such a great person as Steve. He was admired by many. May the love of family and friends comfort you through this most difficult time.

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  4. Sue McRuer
    January 13, 2017 @ 3:13 pm

    Joanne, Melissa, Stephen and family…I’m so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. His big personality, willingness to lend a hand and his thoughtfulness won’t be forgotten my family. We extend our deepest sympathy.

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    • Eileen
      January 13, 2017 @ 7:12 pm

      So sorry Joanne to lose my other nova scotia brother. He was loved and i will miss our talks. Love u joanne and ,arc and Melissa
      Love Eileen and Jack and family

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  5. Don & Sandi Eaves
    January 13, 2017 @ 1:26 pm

    Finished With Engines

    We miss you dearly.

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  6. Todd Gilmore
    January 13, 2017 @ 11:19 am

    Joanne and family, please accept my heart felt sympathies and condolences. Steve and I sailed for many years on the John A. Macdonald sharing many memories. He was always good for a laugh or for those kind words when you needed them most. Steve was an excellent shipmate who will be sorely missed within the Coast Guard Family.
    Fair winds and following seas Steve.

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  7. Evelina Bartlett
    January 13, 2017 @ 7:38 am

    Very sorry to hear about Steve’s passing. Although I never met him in person, I spoke with him many times on the phone over the years. I will always remember him as a very lovely man. My sincerest condolences.

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  8. Barry Allen Seymour
    January 12, 2017 @ 2:10 am

    To Joanne and family,

    My heart hangs heavy after hearing the news of Steve’s passing. Though I only knew him through association, the Seymour boys of Birch Cove always spoke very highly of Steve which made me think very highly of him in return.

    When I was just a wee lad, Steve took my father Glenn, myself and my brother Darryl on a tour of the ship he was serving on while it was docked in the Halifax Harbour. Steve’s knowledge and personable, welcoming nature are what I remember most. I have never forgotten how special our little, personal tour made me feel. As a young guy, it was one of those character-shaping-memories that got filed under ‘keep’. 🙂

    In more recent years, my spouse, Karen Lizotte and I were driving back home to Beaver Bank along the Cobequid Bay. We pulled over in Noel to enjoy the sights. Well, it didn’t take long for a friendly stranger to walk up and introduce himself. The three of us continued chatting, trying to find a common interest when I brought up Steve and Joanne, knowing they lived in the surrounding area. Well… wouldn’t you know it, just a mention of Steve’s name put a big smile on this stranger’s face! He continued with, “…around these parts, Steve is known as ‘The Mayor of Gore’!” Why wasn’t I surprised? 😉

    …and then there’s today. Reminiscing with my mother, brother Darryl and Karen about Steve. I had to admit to them that there aren’t many people that I’d just… …get a hankering to pick up the phone and check in with. Now, the phone calls were never long or as often as I would have liked… but Steve was one of those people that I’d want to make time for… …to just pick up the phone to say, “Hi! I was just thinkin’ of ya’…” That might be because… to what I saw throughout my life, he always seemed to bring out the best in people, that always seemed so natural for him. No matter who you were, you could be yourself. That says a lot about a man’s character.

    I’ll miss our little check-ins… …but I’ll still be thinkin’ of ya’, Steve.

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  9. Lee & Karen Conrad
    January 11, 2017 @ 9:20 pm

    Hey Joanne and family, so sorry to hear about Steve’s passing. Sure going to miss his sense of humour and his compassion for friends and family. Fair winds on your next voyage.

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  10. Heather MacPhee
    January 11, 2017 @ 8:03 pm

    Joanne, there are no words to express the sorrow I feel for you and yours. Hoping that all the great memories you cherish will soon bring comfort to you.
    Hugs

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  11. Moira Burhoe
    January 11, 2017 @ 4:12 pm

    I had the good fortube to sail with Steve on CCGS Hudson. He was a gentleman among men. He always had a kind word, a story to make one laugh and a smile that reached his eyes. On my last trip, before moving to a shore assignment, Steve gave me a card to see me off. He told me to go show them how it’s done by sea-going folk…. Give’r were his exact words. I still have that card and it reminds me there were many good times and great people in that period of my life.
    I’ll always think of him as a friend. Hugs to you Joanne and the many family members and people whose lives he touched.

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  12. Janice Clark
    January 11, 2017 @ 2:53 pm

    Joanne, I am so sorry for your loss. Steven was always a guy that could make you laugh no matter what the situation, and I looked forward in crossing paths with him just to get a good chuckle. Dad really liked Steven and enjoyed his weekend drives to Kennetcook and spoke highly the company there. Who knows maybe they have met up once again.

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  13. John A. Seymour M.S.M. Chief Engineer
    January 11, 2017 @ 1:19 pm

    It is with wet eyes that I write to express my sorrow to have heard of Joanne’s loss. As a Shipmate to Steve, to learn of the loss of his smiling face and hearty laugh is profound. As one of the privileged and honored to have been one of his “Boys” in the engine rooms of both the John A. and Cornwallis, it is painful. The world has lost not just a Husband and Father or a Shipmate, but a really nice guy.

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  14. Darryl Landry
    January 11, 2017 @ 10:32 am

    Joanne and family
    Sincerest sympathies on Steve’s passing. Steve was an excellent shipmate and friend. We had many laughs sailing on the John A MacDonald and being on the same watch together a few jokes were played…. He would always make you laugh whenever you talked to him. People in CG had great respect for him and his great work ethics. He will be missed by all of his shipmates. Until we meet again on “The High Seas… Fair Winds my Friend”

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  15. Pamela Day
    January 11, 2017 @ 10:10 am

    Joanne and family..so sorry for your loss.

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  16. Gerry McDonald
    January 11, 2017 @ 9:48 am

    Steve and I worked together on the John A, the new Edward Cornwallis and were opposite shifts on Hudson.

    It’s so sad to see a shipmate who has worked so hard all their lives pass at a time when they should be enjoying the fruits of their labors. My sincerest condolences to the family. Steve was a wonderful shipmate and a friend to so many!

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  17. Janet and Elbert White
    January 11, 2017 @ 9:36 am

    Dear Joanne and family,

    Please accept our sincere condolences in the loss of Steven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Janet and Elbert

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  18. Phil Seaboyer
    January 11, 2017 @ 8:29 am

    Its never good news to hear of a fellow brother and shipmate passing, it is good that I met Steve on the John “A”, and again on both of the Cornwallis’s, as we both had our careers in the fleet.
    Many times we had discussions of bike choice, and steam vessel choice [ Louis S. St-Laurent]
    A loss for all who sailed with him, as I extend regrets to the family during this time.

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  19. Lisa Singer
    January 11, 2017 @ 7:57 am

    Melissa and family,

    My deepest sympathy to you all during this sad difficult time. Thinking of you all.

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  20. East Coast Credit Union
    January 11, 2017 @ 7:02 am

    Joanne & Family,
    On behalf of East Coast Credit Union,please except our heartfelt sympathy
    during this sad and difficult time.

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  21. Janice Olsen
    January 11, 2017 @ 6:46 am

    Joanne & Family,
    I was so shocked to read of Steve’s passing please except my deepest sympathy at this very difficult and sad time.Please take comfort in knowing you are in my thoughts.He will be missed by so many who had the pleasure of knowing him.

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  22. Susan Dillman
    January 11, 2017 @ 6:19 am

    Joanne , Stephen( aka Fozie) Melissa and family, we are so sorry and saddened to hear of Steve passing . We have many memories of the times we all spent together. Take comfort in your memories. You are in our thoughts
    Rennie & Susan Dillman

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  23. Captain Anthony Potts
    January 10, 2017 @ 8:43 pm

    To Joan and family,

    Sincerest sympathies on Steve’s passing. Steve was an excellent shipmate and it was a privilege to have him sail under my command on the Edward Cornwallis, 2001-2004.

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  24. Angus and Wendy Bartlett
    January 10, 2017 @ 7:54 pm

    To Joanne
    Our sincere condolences to you and your Families

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  25. Sharon and Lealon Mac Phee
    January 10, 2017 @ 5:09 pm

    So sorry Joanne to hear about Steve. We did not know he was sick until last week. He was a very friendly man and we thought a lot of him. Take care and our prayers are with you all.

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  26. Sharon and Lealon Mac Phee
    January 10, 2017 @ 5:06 pm

    Our sincere sympathy Joanne to you and your Family. We did not until last week that he was sick. We were very shocked. Steve was such a friendly man. You all will miss him dearly. Take care.

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  27. Robert Dalrymple and Sandy
    January 10, 2017 @ 9:36 am

    Our deepest sympathy to you all during this sad difficult time,Our thoughts and prayers are with you,

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    • Jonathan noble Theresa miller
      January 10, 2017 @ 9:12 pm

      Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. It was quite a shock to hear this news I always enjoyed running into him and our little chats. Thinking of you.

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  28. Fay Isnor
    January 9, 2017 @ 10:24 pm

    Our deepest sympathy going out to you, Joanne, Melissa Steven and your Families.

    Thinking back over the years it was very evident to me that Steve was the one to welcome me into the Family with open arms and a kind heart. For that I will always be greatful.

    Since then I cherish the chats we’ve had, cooking experiences shared and his stories about life on the Ships. There is a little salt water running through both of us.

    Steve always checked in on Uncle Bud when he was ashore. His calls and visits were always “a good time” and appreciated by us both.

    I could write a short story of good memories but all things come to a close. Although Steve is no longer with us his memories will live on in our minds.
    RIP Steve, From those that always loved you you will never be forgotten.

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  29. Tracey & Martin Turpel
    January 9, 2017 @ 3:32 pm

    Joanne and Family,

    Sincere heartfelt sympathy is sent to each one of you during this difficult time. May you find peace and comfort in the cherished memories you hold dear to your heart.

    Love,
    Tracey & Martin Turpel and Danielle Babineau

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  30. Arnie and Deannie Wood
    January 9, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

    Dear Joanne, Steven, Melissa and families.. we are so sorry to hear of Stevens passing. We will remember him with a smile and a kind word, thinking of you all <3

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  31. Donnie Morris
    January 9, 2017 @ 3:17 pm

    To Joanne and family, very shocked and saddened to hear of Steve’s passing, I sailed with him for a number of years on the CCGS Edward Cornwallis, lots of good times and laugh’s.

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