February 5, 1936 – August 25, 2009
Steve was born in Elk Point and grew up on a farm in Ardmore Alberta. In 1955 he started coming to Houston for winter work. In the spring and summers he would go back home to work on the family farm. In 1960 he met and married the love of his life, Dolores. Together they chose to make Houston their home where they enjoyed a long and fulfilled life raising their family. Steve earned his living in the forest industry. He started out working at many of the small mills in the area, and later with his own trucking company.
Steve was a hard working, caring, generous family man that had a smile that would light up a room. He enjoyed working with his hands, boating, fishing, and traveling with Dolores in their motor home.
After a long battle with Parkinsons, Steve passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his devoted wife Dolores of 49 years, his children: Harvey, Denis (Sue), Rodney (Dawn), his grandchildren; Randy and Kelsey, his siblings; Carl (Nancy), Walter, Pauline (Ralmer) Kalberg, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Paul and Lena Szydlik.
The family would like to send their thanks and appreciation to the following: Dr. Woudstra, Dr. Morkel, Dr. Blouw, Dr. Bastian, Grant Lemke, the Houston Hospice Society, the staff of the Houston Ambulance, and the nurses and staff of the Bulkley Valley District Hospital.
Donations in memoriam may be made to the Parkinsons Society.