Steven Foran

Obituary of Steven Cyril Foran

71, Lower Sackville, NS passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 5, 2022 at the Halifax Infirmary. Born in Halifax, NS, Steve was the son of the late Cyril T. (Red) Foran and Margaret (Duffey) Foran White. Steve grew up in the north end of Halifax, attended St. Patrick’s High School and spent many summers instructing Air Cadets in Greenwood, NS. He played many sports including softball, hockey, skiing, and billiards. Steven loved spending time with his daughter and taking her and her friends and cousins on many road trips to go skiing in Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Maine. He also enjoyed his trips with his friends to watch sports and play pool and poker in Las Vegas. He worked as a cartographer for the NS Department of Lands and Forests and after retirement, continued his love of carpentry. He built several homes and enjoyed overcoming the many challenges on his friends and family’s renovation projects. As Steve would say, he was a jack of all trades and master of none, although his family would say that he mastered many. Steve loved to volunteer especially in support of a special Olympian at the NS Special Olympics. Over the last several years, Steve was an avid bridge player and enjoyed the strategy and competition of the game, as well as the friends that surrounded him at the table. He was a humble, generous and thoughtful man who touched so many hearts. Steve is survived by his wife Debbie (Gardiner) Foran and his daughter who thought the world of him, Tara (Guillaume Simoneau) Foran, as well as his brother Gary (Colleen) Foran, sisters Judith (Foran) Hindmarch and Debbie (Foran) Kelly, brother-in-law Cletus Deschamps, and several in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Steven was predeceased by his father Red, mother Marg, and sister Jeannette (Foran) Deschamps. A Celebration of Life will be held at T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 71 McQuade Lake Crescent, Halifax, NS at 6:00 PM on Thursday, May 12 with family interment to follow on Friday, May 13 at 11:00 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Truro, NS. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the QEII Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or the NS SPCA. The family would like to thank the staff at the QEII Health Science Centre for the compassion shown to Steve over the last several months as he fought his brief but mighty battle with melanoma.

Celebration of Life

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, May 12, 2022
T. J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists
71 McQuade Lake Crescent
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


11:00 am - 11:30 am
Friday, May 13, 2022
Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery
125 robie street
truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

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