OBITUARY

Stephen Ronald Vincent Smith

May 12, 1949October 6, 2020

Smith, Stephen Ronald Vincent It is with great sadness that Stephen passed away at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on October 6, 2020 at the age of 71 with his sister by his side. Survived by his daughter Tia Carey (David), grandchildren Kaitlyn, Joshua and Peyton. Dear brother of Susan Smith (Don). Predeceased by his parents Ronald and Evelyn Smith. Fondly remembered as Steve by his wonderful friends in British Columbia and Ontario. Steve was a free spirit who lived on his own terms guided by his heart. He embraced people from all walks of life and championed the vulnerable. In British Columbia, he learned the Native methods for salt and fresh water fishing which became his life-long passion. Against medical advice and all odds, Steve wanted one last road trip across Canada to be with family in Ontario. Steve got his miracle. He was blessed to have his good friend drive him. A heartfelt thank you to Steve’s friends, Rick and Violet and family, Terry and Sandra who helped make this possible. Our gratitude extends to all his supportive friends who were there for him in his time of need. In honour of Steve’s wishes, a private cremation will occur and no service will take place. Arrangements entrusted to Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre, 356 Rubidge Street, Peterborough, Ontario. Online condolences may be made to www.comstockkaye.com .

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Robert Edmondson

October 10, 2020

With the sad news about Steve, a big part of me has died too. He was the most loyal and trustworthy friend I have ever had. For more than six decades, since grade 5, he was my steadfast friend. I can't say that about any other person. From childhood, to youth, to young adulthood... with shared experiences we grew up together. His parents too, down through the years, were always so kind and welcoming. After he moved to B.C. in his twenties, he kept in touch, and on his various return trips to Ontario to visit his family, he always reserved time for us to get together. During his recent illness, his sister Susan said that he wanted to see me, but current hospital regulations prevented it. I am deeply saddened that I was unable to tell him before he was gone how fortunate I was to have had him as a friend. You were the best, Steve.

Carey Nielsen Petkau

October 8, 2020

Carey Nieksen Petkau

October 8, 2020

Carey Nielsen Petkau

October 8, 2020

You finished the race, you made it home back to your roots of Ontario. Feeling sad you didn't get to enjoy it like you had planned, you had just arrived. I know how you looked forward to spending time with your beautiful daughter Tia, family and your sister.
We said our goodbyes but as you said you don't like to say goodbye just see ya later. You spoke truths, didn't mince words, and let your feelings be known. If Steve loved you, you knew it, he loved deeply.
I will remember you for your big smile, deep voice, long hair and stache, your love of fishing, nice cars, good meals especially seafood, love of plants and much more. I remember the time you took me out with my learners licence in your Chevy El Camino and your car may have had a bit too much throttle or oomph for this new driver. Your eyes got super big, face flushed, and you just smiled. The very next day you took me out again.
You were easy to talk to and we had many heart to heart talks, mostly while I washed dishes and you dried. We said our goodbye the Monday before you made your way back to Ontario. As it was becoming difficult to say bye you said go get, get outta here "kid" love ya.

Well here's to you kid
Love ya back
Rest Easy Stephen Smith

PS Thank you for treating me like a step dad should. Never forgotten, always loved with fond memories. I will think of you every time I water your snake plant xo, Carey

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