Steven Ralph Stanek

January 1, 1966January 18, 2021
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Steven on January 18, 2021 at the age of 55.

He was predeceased by his parents Cliff and Jackie Stanek and by his brother Joseph. Dear brother to Donna, Karen, Rick, Jackie and Elaine. He will be dearly missed by all his extended family and friends. Special thanks to the staff at Hamilton General Hospital - ICU West for their kind care and compassion. A private graveside service will take place and friends are invited to pay tribute to Steven by visiting

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Tony Coderre

February 21, 2021

I do have many fond memories that just got stirred up reading this and seeing the memorial video. I shared many great times at the old farm home with Steve and his amazing family.
My condolences.
Tony Coderre

Jacqueline Stanek

February 3, 2021

To Steven, when we had the gravesite internment Father asked us each to speak about you, well after Donna spoke I was unable to talk so today I thought I would tell you this way..
With over fifty-five years together we have had a lot of good times and some bad and even some worst times together... when you were diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes to losing an eye and your right leg, fires, weddings funerals, births. You kept your sense of humour, and your love of people...when we moved back into Hamilton, you became the neighbourhood watch of one with help of your "watch dog" Dietz and all those baseball bats you kept in your room... Everything changed for you when we got involved with the Cats Claws. It opened doors into a wonderful world for you where you were not "sick" Steven or "baby" Steven you were accepted for yourself and you were on first name terms with the team and coaches, and management. They even had you kicking field goal attempts.... you helped with face painting (the cheerleaders loved your cat paws on their faces)I know how much you loved being TC at the schools and hospitals... Early morning starts sometimes were a little early for me (03:30) when your ride didn't show up..
Steven you were the kind of person that always found a way to make anyone feel welcome. You could talk to just about anyone about anything. You kept up to date with the area news , weather and sports (even if we didn't get what you were talking about)
In the last couple of days as I sit, have my tea and breakfast I miss the early morning "smiling" face, talking about Hope for Wildlife, NCIS LA and anything else you had watched the evening before. Breakfast and doing the crossword puzzle just aren't the same.
You are missed love ya kiddo, Jacqueline

Karen Stanek

February 2, 2021

Steven Ralph was essentially a happy and gentle soul. .. a morning person, getting out of bed early and sunny no matter what the day looked like. Up for his night-shift at the Hamilton Airport UPS shipping depot, he would panic when his ride was late and waken Jacq to drive him to work, with such gentle charm... that when he then left with his buddy, Jacq always eventually forgave him, you couldn't help it.

He loved going to his Dentist, who loved the butter tarts he gave her almost as much as his teasing. He loved going to his eye Dr, the cats and dogs at his family Dr, the staff at his diabetic clinic.
Who else loves going to the Dentist or the Doctors?

Our two cats miss him terribly, he was a Serial Spoiler. He had them on his lap, by his chair, on his chest while sleeping - one even slept in his empty pant-leg on cold winter nights after his amputation.
We miss him too.
Love you, Ishcabibble. Karen.

Donna Stanek

February 2, 2021

Steven Ralph was a man who thought he wouldn't see 30, let alone reach 55 birthdays. He had an iron will & a very strong sense of right vs wrong that helped him be a fierce defender of anyone he felt needed his protection like his appearances as TC @ the hospitals.
He had a bright, inquisitive, & artistic mind. He only had to be shown once & then he'd run with it & make it his own. This was shown when he was 5 & learning to swim @ Valens or @ 8 & learning to cook breakfast (under supervision). I remember the time practicing your sums, spelling & French.
Steven was a gifted artist that enjoyed face painting @ sport events. At 1 Bulldog Breakfast, he & I dealt with a line of children that stretched around the rink, out the door & down Bay St. That time we earned over $2k for our efforts.
Steven, your help will be missed by Jacq with her crosswords & making breakfast, Karen with her cooking & late-night discussions, & I with our stimulating discussions (I still say we're a lot alike).
I love you & thank you & I'll see you later, alligator...
Love, your sister Donna

Joe Benedetti

January 27, 2021

I worked with Steve for several years at UPS. We had many pleasant conversations and I found him to be a very likeable person.
He has several collegues at work who have expressed their saddness to hear of his death. Our condolesences and prayers to the family at this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace

Roger Martin

January 27, 2021

Was sad to here of Steve's passing.
worked with Steve for many years , stories of youth growing up on a farm , the best tractors , A great supporter of Hamilton , a huge Tigercat fan all the banter of the local coffee shops. He lost an eye , lost a leg, but it never stopped his resolve to carry on with life . Rumours of wild wheel chair races at rehab ,driving the nurses crazy !, will be missed by all

Roger Martin and Family

Lyle and Marilyn Stanek

January 26, 2021

So very sad to hear of Steven's passing. The photos show such a happy, sweet individual. Such wonderful memories for all that knew him. Our condolences. Marilyn & Lyle

Nadine Leclair

January 25, 2021

It is so hard to find the right words to say at this time. Please find comfort in the memories we all shared growing up. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

Deed and Bruce

Jill Stanek

January 25, 2021

Death of a loved one is most difficult to deal with due to the fact the our Creator never intended humankind to die. We were created in His image and were to populate the earth and live forever upon it.
Genesis 1:27-31 Only by Adam's rebellion did death enter and thus we inherited that sin from him. Romans 5:12
Soon our loving heavenly Father will swallow up death forever Isaiah 25:8 and this enemy death will be gone 1 Corinthians 15:26 and all faithful mankind will no longer fear or be saddened by it. Revelation 21:4
How I look forward to a time when no resident will say "I am sick." Isaiah 33:24 love from, cousin Jill

David MacDonald

January 23, 2021

Donna, Karen, Rick, Jackie & Elaine,

I was saddened to hear of Steven's passing.
Please accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences at this most difficult time.
I have many fond memories as kids growing up together in Freelton.
May you find comfort and support of family and friends and from the many wonderful memories of Steven that you carry in your heart.

David MacDonald and Family