Steve Basaraba

Steve Basaraba

April 16, 1938 – August 25, 2012

With his son in law Rick at his side, Steve passed away on August 25,2012.

Steve is survived by his wife Martha of 53 years, his daughter Sharon (Rick), his son Steven (Jenine), grandchildren Sam, Abbie and Kezia.

Sister Iris (Al), brother Morris (Shirley), and brother Walter (Effie). He also had numerous nieces, nephews, close family members and friends that will miss him.

Steve was bom in Foxford,Saskatchewan April 16, 1938 and at the age of 15 he moved to Vancouver and worked on a dairy farm. He logged on northern Vancouver Island and in April 1957 he moved to Terrace. Steve and Martha Prusko were married June 6, 1959. Steve was hired at Alcan and they moved to Kitimat. They had 2 children, Sharon and Steven. He was with Alcan for 14 years. Steve and Martha moved to Terrace in 1973 to start Riverside Disposal and the whole family operated it together for 25 years.

Steve loved being with his family and friends, camping, mushroom picking, travelling and collecting anything to do with John Deere. He enjoyed quading for many years and could be seen at the A and W almost every morning.

Steve was a very strong, loving, generous man who loved his family especially his grandchildren with all his heart. His friends and pets were a major part of his life. He took so much pleasure in telling stories and making everyone laugh. If you needed help with anything he could always be counted on and had a great knowledge of life and was a patient teacher. Steve was a member of the Elks and a founding member of the Thornhill Fire Department.

A Celebration of Life was held on August 31, 2012 with Charlie Meek, Wally Hargrave and nephew George Armstrong officiating.

Martha would like to express her hearfelt thanks and appreciation for the love and support she received during this time of loss.

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