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D’ANDREA, Steven John

Passed away on July 7, 2017 with his loving wife Betty Jong at his side at the age of 52.  Steven is survived by his mother Marjorie D’Andrea of Parksville; sons Devon (Jessica) of Grand Cayman and Dallas and stepson Brandon, both of Vancouver; sisters Sheryl (Jason) Low of Parksville, Shelly D’Andrea (Mike Roberts) of Errington and Marilyn (Ken) Haaf of Port Moody; mother-in-law Mary Fairley; sisters-in-law Donna Hikichi, Linda (Larry) Tanaka and Bonnie MacDonald, all of Kelowna; brothers-in-law Grant Fairley of Edmonton and David Fairley of Tuscon, Arizona; and too many nieces and nephews to mention, but all very well loved.  He is predeceased by his father Giovanni D’Andrea (November 1972), his brother Robert Beaudoin (November 2006) and his brother-in-law Dan Hikichi (June 2016).

At a young age, Steven volunteered at the Parksville Fire Department.  He learned the craft of machining in Alberta and brought it back to BC.  Steven was a family man who would step up with no questions asked.  He had a love of hockey, even from a very young age, right until the end.  He tried to fish and hunt, but with no success.  He did however love the outdoors, either being out in the back country or in the water.  The “Steve-apedia” was often called upon for unwanted answers.

A special thanks to the many family/friends, the ICU Team and Dr. Bruce.  You did everything.

Celebration of Life to be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna.  Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10:00 am

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for D’ANDREA, Steven John is scheduled for Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 10:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC

Phone: 250-860-7077

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  • Dave and Sylvie Baigent says:

    RIP dear Stephen. Our thoughts are with the D’Andrea Family, Betty, Pat, Shelly, Sheryl, Devon and Dallas. Stephen was such a sweet guy with an infectious laugh. He will be missed by so many. He is now with his Dad and his brother up there looking down on you. Blessings always.

  • Byron Gallant says:

    So sorry to hear of Stevens passing. He was way to young to leave you all. Although it’s been many years, I have found memories of him and the family through our family connection and the Parksville fire department. Camping in the summers and skating on Spider lake in the winter. My deepest condolences to the entire family.

  • Cindy von Kampen says:

    From the von Kampen Family (Bowden) our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Cindy von Kampen says:

    From Our Family “von Kampen” (Bowden) to yours. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this time. So, sorry to hear of Steve’s passing.

  • George Assaf says:

    Steve is gone far too soon, but he will always live on in our hearts and memories. I will never forget his quick wit and easy smile!

  • Debbie Hahn says:

    Steve was a very special kind hearted person who lit up a room when he arrived. He had a laugh that was so special. I have so very wonderful memories of all the times our families shared. We had some very great times and some very sad times. But together we got through it. I can remember wonderful dinners, water fight and always lots of love. Steve always had that gleam in his eyes full of buggery. But really he was just a teddy bear. Life ends far to soon for some. I am so sorry we have lost such a great person. Steve will always have a special place in my heart and I am so sorry our lives will not pass again for a long time. Now he is looking down on all of us and he is in heaven w his Dad and mine watching over all of us. My love goes out to all of you. Now and forever. Debbie and Bob.

  • Irving Billy says:

    My deepest condolences to Steve’s family. My memories of Steve are from when we were kids in school. From primary right through til high school. I’ll always remember Steve as a happy funny guy,always with a smile on his face and a hockey stick in his hand. RIP Steve.

  • Angie Brown says:

    My deepest sympathy to Steve’s family. Loads of love and hugs to you all.

  • Rick Doiron says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Steve meant a lot to our family. We are thankful to have spent time with him and he will not be forgotten. Rest in Paradise Steve.

  • Corinne Shepheard says:

    So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. He was such a sweet guy. My condolences to his family and friends.

  • Pat Rambold says:

    Dear Betty and family, Words cannot begin to express how deeply saddened we are to hear of your loss. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May your family and friends guide you through this most difficult time. If you need anything do not hesitate to ask. Hugs!

  • Leah LaValle says:

    I am so saddened to hear of Steve’s passing. My deepest condolances go out to his family. He was such a wonderful person. The world is a lesser place with out him

  • Darlene Emes says:

    My heart feels your pain. My thoughts are with you with memories of Steve as teenager.
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Darlene Emes

  • Michele Mader says:

    So very sorry for your loss Betty! It’s not fair that he went so young but a blessing he didn’t suffer too much. Big hugs to you and your family

  • Steven Wright says:

    My condolences to the D’Andrea family. I had the pleasure of playing hockey with Steven, and no matter how the game was going, he always maintained a positive mindset and would keep us smiling.

  • Dennis and Tracy Spilde says:

    I don’t know where to begin……….Steve was a long time co-worker and a lifetime friend who would help anybody at anytime at a moments notice. I can’t say enough about Steve’s infectious laugh and great sense of humor. This still seems extremely surreal to me and hasn’t really sunk in yet. Steve my friend you will be sorely missed by many, until we meet again……………Betty, Devon, Brandon, & Dallas please accept both mine and Tracy’s most sincere heartfelt condolences.

    • Dennis Spilde says:

      I think of you often my friend, time softens the sadness that will forever be there until we meet again. Miss you my friend.

  • Julie Fiorentino says:

    Dear Betty and Brandon,
    I was saddened to read about your recent loss. Just wanted you to know that although I have not seen you in many, many years, I had a tug on my heart strings when I read Steven’s obituary. Although I never met Steven, he has obviously left wonderful memories for you to cherish. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you adjust and heal through this difficult time.
    Julie Fiorentino
    (Brandon’s Grade 1 Teacher)

  • Stanely and Donns Rexekop says:

    Our condolences go out to Betty and all of Steves family. Our thoughts and prayers are wirh you. We had the good fortune to work with Steve over the past many years, and know that his family was everything to him. He was always hard working wonderful man and will be missed by all.

  • Barb and Greg Pitura says:

    Dear Devon, Laurel, Dallas, Betty, Brandon & Families – We are sending our love & deepest condolences to all of you! Our memories of Steve will forever live in our hearts. We reminisce upon the conversations & laughs we always had with Steve at all the hockey and baseball games with the kids. His infectious smile and gentle nature will never be forgotten. Gone too young – RIP Steve.

  • tina van steen says:

    So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing at such a young age. He was a sweet and friendly young man as I recall from our Parksville high school days. My condolences to his family.

  • Laurel D'Andrea says:

    Father, husband, son, brother, uncle and friend…Steve’s attitude was always “yeah sure.” If you needed help with anything he was your guy. He left this earth a year ago but he is still watching over the ones he loved every day. He has left a piece of his heart with so many and will never be forgotten. Thank you for being part of our lives and for just being you…

  • Laurel D'Andrea says:

    Hello, my friend😊 Time sure flies as we mature, all is good on the kid front. All 3 of your children are doing well and you would be proud. Sure, they mess up occasionally but don’t we all? I am sure you did some goofy things along the way; your mom would attest to that. Losing Shelly in April was just another kick in the head for this incredible family. No one deserves to lose a daughter, wife, sister, or mother at such an early age. Shelly was always amazing to all who knew her, I can still hear the distinctive D’Andrea giggle you all have. There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t think of you both. Shelly is sitting there with you, Bob, Emilio, and your dad watching over everyone. I am sure you’re all having some good laughs about us here as we keep doing dumb things 😊 Sometimes I wish I could switch places with you so you can enjoy the happy times and see this adorable granddaughter, it’s hard to believe the twins will be 1 next month. They would have had you wrapped around their little fingers. You wouldn’t be telling them to pull your head out of your ass like you did the boys. (Famous Steve saying that we all miss) Keep smiling, keep protecting, and just know we love you and miss you more than ice cream

    • Dennis Spilde says:

      Laurel, I sure still miss the big guy and think of him often…………..I can only imagine the joy Steve would surely experience being a Grand Daddy………….💖💓💞❤🥰

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