OBITUARY

Stephen Kenneth Premock

June 4, 1949February 16, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that we announce on February 16, 2021, at the age of 71, Steve Premock of Long Point, Ontario passed away peacefully after a recent cancer diagnosis.

Loving father to Joanna & Dean Loebach and Stephanie Premock. Companion and partner to Celeste Courneya (as well as fur-baby Lola) and proud Grandpa to Eric and Rigby. Steve will be remembered in the hearts of his sisters, Margaret MacPherson and Linda Simchison and their families. He is predeceased by his wife Cathy Premock (nee Steele) and his parents Steve and Tena Premock.

Born and raised on his parents’ farm in Waterford, Ontario, Steve was the youngest of the Premock siblings. Growing up he played high school football, drums and was a foundering member of the Moose Heights downhill ski club in Collingwood, Ontario. He attended Western University and received a degree in Mechanical Engineering before moving to Cambridge, Ontario to start a lengthy career at Babcock & Wilcox Canada Ltd. One of Steve’s proudest accomplishments was the complete restoration of a 1932 Packard Coupe. An experience he and his father, Steve Sr. lovingly completed over a 10-year period sourcing parts from all over the continent.

Steve lived in Crawley, UK and Shanghai, China for a decade before retiring and returning to his rural roots in Norfolk County. He enjoyed every minute of his 16 years in Long Point. Whether fishing in the inner bay on his boat, sitting on his back deck enjoying cocktails while the sunset or hosting his annual lobster boil with his daughters, this truly was his happy place. Steve will be remembered by those closest to him for his big heart, his interesting and informed views on any and all topics and the love he had for nature and his family.

Cremation has taken place and a private Celebration of Life by family will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in Steve’s memory would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Services

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Sandy and Ken Littlejohn

February 26, 2021

It's just too hard to put a lifetime of memories and words in a paragraph. Steve was the sweetest man I ever had the pleasure of knowing. The first time I met him so many years ago. Showing up at our house and not knowing anyone except Cath to a party we were having. What a fun night that was. And as they say, the rest is history.

Jo and Steph, I'm always going to remember you telling to remember the last time I was with him. What a nice time we all had. We all loved him so much. I will miss his big teddy bear hugs. Our heart goes out to Joanna, Stephanie, Dean and Eric. And also to the rest of Steve's family. Gone but never forgotten. *hugs to all*

Suzanne Storozuk

February 25, 2021

Dear Jo, Steph, Dean, Eric & Rigby,
As you know, I have many memories of Steve. He was always a kind, gentle man - even in high school! His generosity towards all, but especially to me will never be forgotten. I especially hold dear to my heart our adventure to the Whitsunday Islands, the Gold Coast and Sydney. It was such an honour to be included.
I also know how much he loved his family and I quote, " I just love being with them. They make me laugh and feel so good."
He also made people feel good - he will be greatly missed.
My love and thoughts to you all

Stacey Parks

February 24, 2021

Steph, Jo - and family:

As I reflect upon being Steph’s friend throughout high school- and beyond.. I think..

I’m blessed with the perspective that life experience brings- which makes me think deeper...

I remember being young with you, Steph- and doing our young things— your dad giving us the opportunity and room to think that we were doing things without his knowing. Lol. I. Now as an adult/ I’m sure he knew all about our mischief!

I think about the fact that he did what he needed to do - as a father to you two/ and - when you both were going to post- secondary school away from home- and he was abroad — he knew - while he was away earning the pay checks - that even though you were both spreading your wings in different cities- you needed to have a home in Cambridge. So he made sure that happened... he made sure you had that place by barnacle bills to ensure you had that place in Cambridge- and it was such a great place for us all to congregate to.

I’m sending you all love and I’m so privileged to be your friend, Steph. No doubt- your father loved and respected you- and I am sending your father so much love and gratitude for a life well lived and bless him with peace. ❤️🙏to the best of my capabilities .

Lynn Platt

February 24, 2021

So very sorry to hear about the loos of your dad. Gone to soon. You love and memories will be forever with you. Hugs Lynn

Jon and Ang Courneya

February 23, 2021

Jo, Steph, Dean and Eric
We are so sorry for your loss. We were so lucky to have so many great memories with you and Steve. We will miss him so much and cherish these memories always.
Love
Jon and Ang

Andrea Ziemann

February 23, 2021

People like Uncle Steve make this world a better place. He was a kind, gentle soul who had a genuine interest in all our lives. His love of boating inspired our family - he drove all the way to Grand Bend for 8am to help us get our first boat. I am truly going to miss my Uncle and am so sad he’s gone.

Our condolences,
Andrea, Sam, Avery, Riley & Tenley. ❤️

Sherry McKenzie

February 22, 2021

I am deeply saddened by the loss of such a wonderful man. My deepest condolences to all who loved him. Steve was a cherished friend and client for many years; his kindness and sense of humour were among his many endearing qualities.
We lost a great man but a person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, they are still very much alive in our hearts and memories.
Sherry McKenzie & staff

Dan and Judy Doherty

February 22, 2021

Steve was one of the most kind and gentle man
we had the privilege of knowing. We have so many wonderful memories of times together which we will cherish for years to come.
Joanna Dean your family and Steph we are truly saddened to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time.
Dan Judy Blair Taylor Jay and Lee

Ray Ferris

February 22, 2021

I met Steve 17 years ago. He was one of the kindest people I ever had the privilege of knowing. I will miss seeing him on his pontoon. He was always so happy on his boat with his family - grinning from ear to ear. We should all be a little bit more like Steve Premock.

Angela Pastorius

February 21, 2021

Jo, Dean, Eric and family,

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you all during this extremely difficult time and hope you are able to remember all the good times you were able to spend with your dad.

Take care - sending virtual hugs to all of you!
Angel & Curtis Pastorius

FROM THE FAMILY