OBITUARY

Stephen George Laycock

September 23, 1970May 25, 2021

Stephen George Laycock, beloved husband, son, brother, and uncle passed away May 25, 2021 from an accidental overdose in Chilliwack, BC.

He will be remembered for his willingness to always lend a helping hand, his devotion to Cathy, sense of humor, and remarkable work ethic.

Steve was born September 23, 1970 in Lethbridge, AB, and currently called Chilliwack, BC home. His passions were music, reading, kindness to animals, the outdoors, and he was an avid San Francisco 49ers fan.

He struggled with drug addiction most of his life. It is heartbreaking to lose someone to addiction. The stigma surrounding addiction needs to change. We share this with the hope that if people in your life are struggling in a similar way you will reach out with love and compassion to support them in getting help.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Dunbar, his parents, Bill and Carol Laycock, six siblings: Dan Laycock (Beth), Deborah Forsyth (Nathan), Peter Laycock (LoraLee), Michael Laycock (Jennifer), Christine Laycock, and John Laycock, grandmother Raye Scalone, and fifteen nieces and nephews. Steve was precious to all of us and will be remembered every day.

Because of Covid, a private family memorial service has taken place in Chilliwack, BC.

In honor of Stephen, please donate to Narcotics Anonymous or your local recovery center.

Services

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Marilyn Dahl

June 3, 2021

Dear Bill and Carol,

I am heartbroken to learn about Stephen. This is so painful for you, I know. We lost a daughter to addiction three years ago and I agree with everything you wrote.

I hope his family can be comforted and will be able to recover from this. I pray you all will be blessed with peace and reassurance.

Kindest regards,
Dennis and Marilyn Dahl

Lois Schaalje

May 30, 2021

Dearest Laycock family,
Our hearts are with yours as we have learned of Stephens passing. We love your family and our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn his passing. His soul was indeed of great worth to our Father and his Son. Stephens life will be cherished through the eternities. This I know. Thank the Lord that life does not end here. Stephen still lives on and no longer struggles with the same things he struggled with here. Love Bruce and Lois Schaalje

Bruce Livingstone

May 29, 2021

Dear Bill and Carol our hearts and thoughts go out to you and your family as we learned of the passing of your dear son Stephen. We feel very sad for your loss and pray that the healing balm of our Savior will bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. With our love, Bruce and Patricia Livingstone

Bob Hamilton

May 29, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of this loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ..... Bob

Gordon and Judy` Manville

May 28, 2021

Our deepest sympathy. We are so sorry for your loss. David was saddened by his death as he said he was one of his best friends growing up.

Lisa Francoeur

May 28, 2021

Dear Laycock Family. I'm so sorry for your loss. I met Steve when we were just kids and he was always my favorite person to be around. I will never forget his excellent sense of humor, mischievous grin and chuckle and what a truly wonderful person he was. I'm heartbroken that he is gone and for all of his family. My deepest condolences.

Paul Walker

May 27, 2021

Dear Carol and Bill,

I cherish all the wonderful time I spent with Stephen during drum lessons. I loved his energy, enthusiasm, humour and great musical gifts. Heartbreaking loss.

Doug & Veneta Cooper

May 27, 2021

Bill, Carol and family.
It is so hard to lose a loved one at any time.
But when they struggle with challenges it sometimes makes that harder.
Having just lost someone who took their own life. It is reinforced more than ever, how much there is a loving Savior who has given a way to release all who suffer challenges on this side of the veil. To give greater peace and a real chance to deal with our challenges.
With the pain of a passed loved one, know that there are so many praying and remembering you at this time and that you are loved.

Wendy Laycock

May 27, 2021

Sending our prayers and love to you all. I know to well the sorrow of addiction. I don't believe many people in this life have not been deeply touched by it's terrible pull. So love and admire you and your family. I am so sorry Steven had to be called home so soon. I pray you will be blessed and comforted. We will be praying for you. Much Love, Grant and Wendy

Gerry Stewart

May 27, 2021

Dear Carol and Bill,
My heart goes out to you. I hope that will feel the prayers of friends and family in your behalf. You have brought support and strength to so many others; now we need to give you the same. All my love.

Gerry

FROM THE FAMILY