Stephen passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on 8th February 2024 at St John of God Hospital, Ballarat aged 69 years.
Dearly loved husband of Helen. Proud father of Angela and Rachael, and father in law of Daniel.
Very special Pa of Ava, Piper and Jovi.
To the world you were but one, to us you were the world. A brave heart at rest.
Stephen, you were my world, you meant everything to me.
The love I have for you now will last eternally. I’ll miss your warmth, I’ll miss your strength,
I’ll miss your cheeky smile, I wish I could see your face again even for a little while.
Thank you for your devoted love that helps me through each day,
and for all our precious memories that will never fade away.
I hope that you have felt at peace since we said our last goodbye, in my heart I know that you’ll be forever by my side.
I was so proud to be your wife - I love you forever, Helen (Petal) xxx
You held my hand when I was small, you caught me when I fell,
you are the hero of my childhood and my later years as well.
Every time I think of you, my heart still fills with pride,
though I will always miss you Dad, I know you’re by my side.
In laughter and in sorrow, in sunshine and in rain,
I know you’re watching over me, until we meet again.
Never far apart, always in my heart.
Love you forever Dad, Ange xx
Pa, I love you so much. I will miss seeing your cocky hair in the mornings and teasing you about your chicken legs.
Love you forever, Lavinia (Ava) xx
Pa, I love you more than anything; I always have and always will.
Love Pipey, your little chicken xx
If tears could build a stairway and memories build a lane, I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.
Dad, our hearts are breaking. What I would give for one more kiss, one more hug or to hear you say “Hi darl” just one more time.
You meant the world to us, and we honestly don’t know how to do life without you in it. You fought so hard to stay with us but couldn’t fight anymore.
We know in our minds that you are in a better place where you have no more pain, we just wish we would explain that to our hearts.
We love you with all our hearts, forever our hero.
Rach & Dan xxx
I love you and miss you Pa Pa. I’ll see you in my dreams and in the brightest star at night.
Love you to the moon and back.
Your little man Jovi xxx
A service to celebrate Stephen’s life was held in the Church of Christ, Blakeley Road, Castlemaine on Tuesday 20th February.
You can watch a recording of Steve's service here on his tribute page,
by just scrolling down a little.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Steve to the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute, who cared for him over a number of years.
20th February 2024 at 1:30 PM