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Steve Rowe

Steve Rowe

15th July 1959 - 21st April 2024


Stephen Christopher Rowe, aged 64 years, passed away early Sunday 21st April in a love-bubble at the Alfred Hospital.

Beloved father of Clancy and Henry, adored partner to Karen, and best-ever stepfather to Hunter, Brodie and Jude. 

Steve was brother to Martin, Lisa and Paul, Uncle to Jack, Carl and Andy and loving son of the late Edith Loew and Jim Rowe.

A much loved friend to so many, Steve's convivial spirit and big heart will be greatly missed.


A service to celebrate Steve’s life will be held in the chapel of Mount Alexander Funerals, 12 Campbell Street, Castlemaine

on Monday 29th April at 2.00pm.


If you wish to join us at the service via livestream
please return to the home page of this website and click on the livestream button.
The service will be live approximately 5 -10 minutes prior to commencing.


Following the service you are invited to join Steve’s family for a wake with refreshments

at Buda Homestead, Hunter Street, Castlemaine.

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23 responses to “Steve Rowe”

  1. Fred Langenhorst says:

    Sorry that you’ve left us Steve.
    You always lived your life on your own unique terms showing great empathy for all who came into your life.
    Rest in peace mate.
    Fred Langenhorst

  2. Heather Morrison says:

    Dear Lisa & Martin,
    I am so sad to see that Steve has died.
    I remember him as the young man I knew, all those years ago.
    He made the lovely hand rail which I use every day of my life, so he will always be remembered.
    Love to you both,
    Heather Morrison.

  3. Aprel says:

    In loving memory of Steve Rowe, who in such a short amount of time has touched the lives of many people in so many ways.
    Thank you for all the memories and laughter that we shared together.
    It was such a pleasure to work with you and you will always hold a special place in our hearts.
    So long Steve, you will be deeply missed by many but i know you will be watching down on us with with that quirky humour of yours.

    Condolences to Steve’s family and friends R.I.P.

  4. Nicole Ropeti says:

    My most heartfelt condolences to Kaz, Clancy, Henry, Hunter, Brodie and Jude and all of Steve’s family and friends.
    I first me Steve last year, after coming in as one of his carers. Steve was a very kind man with a big heart and would do anything for anyone.
    He was always happy to see me, even when he wasn’t at his best, and welcomed me into his and Karen’s home on Raymond Island.
    I will miss our long conversations, good natured banter and even his stubbornness.
    It was an absolute honour to be Steve’s carer in the time I knew him. He will be missed.
    Nicole Ropeti


    We were deeply saddened to hear of Steve’s passing and our heartfelt sympathy to Steve’s family.
    Fond memories of Steve, our neighbour for many years on Golden Point Road, Chewton.
    Rest in peace Steve.
    Linda and Ewen MacDonald

  6. Stephen Phillips says:

    We were sad to hear of Steve’s passing sending our condolences and love to Janet, Clancy, Henry, Kaz and family.
    A very special man gone too soon.
    Rest in Peace Steve
    Love Karen and Stephen Phillips.

  7. Jenny Larsen says:

    From Ferntree Gully high in the 70’s to Castlemaine in the 90’s and now you’ve always been happy friendly creative presence.
    Love to all your family.
    Jenny Larsen

  8. Gaenor McCormick says:

    Rest in peace Steve. So glad you got to move to your special place on the island, cooked your freshly caught fish
    and shared your love of music with us. Your quirky sense of humour and unusual conversations will be missed.
    Words can’t express how sad we are and heartbroken for Kaz & the boys.
    We’ll have a Guinness for you Steve, as instructed.
    Love & cheers Gazz, Bryan and the gang xxx

  9. Adam Dickinson says:

    Steve, a kind and generous man and a great friend for over 50 years. Very sadly taken from us all far too soon. To all those who knew him, a very special person.
    Gone but never forgotten. I’ll see you on the other side one day my dear friend.
    Heartfelt condolences to Kaz, Janet, Clancy, Henry, Marty and Lisa.
    Rest in Peace Steve.
    Adam Dickinson

  10. Maria&Brendon says:

    So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing.
    He was our cool new friend on the island.
    Our condolences to Karen and the families
    Maria and Brendon Sims
    Raymond Island

  11. Emma Hooper says:

    Steve, we will miss your generosity and your warmth whenever you and Kaz welcomed us into your beautiful home. You were always interesting, and interested in us.
    You have been a wonderful Brother in law and uncle. The world is a better place for having you in it.
    All our love
    Emma, Jules and Lili xxxooo

  12. Janet Thomas says:

    Gone too soon Steve!!
    Heartfelt thoughts of comfort go out to all Steve’s family and friends for their loss.
    May many memories and signs of him be cherished over your lifetimes so he is with you always.
    Gratitude and love for the friendship and interests shared with Steve and Kaz and family in these recent years. Those good times will be treasured.
    Janet Thomas

  13. Mary Thorpe says:

    Dearest Steve – farewell good friend. Thanks for the memories we shared camping, eating good food (especially fish and abalone); endless talks about art, music (and hi-fi with Ben) and the Hong Kong experience, thanks to Sharon. You will live on in my memory as a gifted artisan, a good humored, generous and caring guy. Big love to Janet, Henry, Clancy and Kaz and the boys. He loved you all. What a lucky fella to have such a wonderful family and friends.
    I will always say hi to you and beep the horn when I drive past Golden Point.
    Mary Thorpe

  14. Deanna Neville says:

    My thoughts are with your family and friends, Steve. You’ve been a piece of the Castlemaine community for my all time.
    Deanna Neville

  15. Louise Purtell says:

    Too soon Steve, so sorry to hear of your passing.
    My sympathies to Martin and Lisa and your immediate family, you will be sadly missed.
    Louise Purtell

  16. Louise Cullinan says:

    Steve, from the days of the Screaming Carrot Cafe, and Golden Point Road it has been a joy to know you.
    Clancy and Henry, seeing you two come into the heart and home of Janet and Steve, has been a pleasure and privilege for me.
    In the years since with Kaz, being a dad and supporter have sustained two beautiful men.
    May your stereo always be big and loud.
    Louise Cullinan

  17. Donna Spiller and Family says:

    Vale Steve Rowe – Taken too soon from the good life on Raymond Island with Kaz. Much love to his kids and Karen’s, who all clearly flourished in his kindness.
    Thank you Steve, for the love you gave my dear friend Kaz. The music will play on. x
    Donna Spiller and Family

  18. Jenni McMullan says:

    Karen: I’ve only met Steve perhaps half a dozen times but right from the get go, I thought he was a keeper. He adored you Kaz and you have been a pillar of strength and support for him, particularly over the past twelve months. At this incredibly sad time I hope you find comfort in the love and memories that you and Steve shared.
    Sending love
    Jenni McMullan

  19. Janet Phillips says:

    Steve –
    The Moving Finger writes, and, having writ,
    Moves on; nor all your Piety nor Wit
    Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
    Not all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
    – LXXI – The Rubaiyat of Omar Kayyam
    Forever in my heart, the beloved father of our beautiful sons.
    Janet Phillips

  20. Andrew McLeod says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to all Steve’s family and friends.
    We say goodbye to a big hearted, industrious and creative spirit.
    Love Andy, Ambah and Felix

  21. Michelle Ross says:

    So sad to hear this news.
    Heartfelt condolences to all who loved you.
    Memories going back to, The Brickie, Golden Point Road and The Carrot days.
    Michelle Ross

  22. Leigh Collins says:

    So many things about Steve are contrary, he had a big creative spirit!
    To your family it is a loss.
    I will miss your honesty and intelligence!!
    Be well Steve!
    Leigh Collins

  23. John Hambly says:

    A beautiful man.
    Soft, warm and kind. Funny as f..k.
    A great fishing buddy but an even better friend. We will miss you. Our thoughts are with Kaz and family.
    I’m still going to talk to you in the back of the boat. I look forward to you correcting me!
    Love you
    John and Julie x

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29th April 2024 at 2:00 PM

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