Steve Hewko passed away at Mt. Cartier Court Extended Care on Monday, January 20th, 2014 at the age of 88 years. A graveside service for Steve will held at the family plot of Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11 am. This will be followed by a Celebration of Life and Reception in the Catholic Church Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of one’s choice in memory of Steve.
Steve was born in Revelstoke on November 30, 1925 and was raised south of Revelstoke in the Ukrainian community of Mt. Cartier. Steve left school at a young age to go to work to help support his family. He returned to school (by correspondence) later in life to learn furnace repair and spent 30 years as a self-employed furnace technician. Before retiring, Steve worked at the Revelstoke School Board for 10 years as a maintenance man. Steve coached Little League baseball for many years, enjoyed bowling and playing horseshoes. He enjoyed camping with his family and good friends and spent many happy years camping at the TP Tent and Trailer Park in Sicamous. Steve enjoyed driving and he took many trips to visit his family out of town. Steve and Doreen enjoyed travelling into the United States and have seen many interesting places down there. He was also a handyman/carpenter and built three houses for his family here in Revelstoke over the years. Steve was the first to have alternating or flashing Christmas lights in the community many years before technology caught up. With his electrical ingenuity, Steve built a box with motors and switches able to achieve this task.
Steve was a veteran of World War 2, serving as a peacekeeper for two years after the war in the city of Williamshaven, Germany. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #46, Revelstoke.
Steve was predeceased by daughter, Kathy Ann and son, Ken; brother Mike and sisters, Mary Laboda and Kay Hewko as well as nephews John Laboda and Robert Desimone. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Doreen of Revelstoke; two children: Arlene (Dennis) Boyle of Saskatoon, Sask., and Warren (Jackie) Hewko of Surrey, B.C.; five grandchildren: Heather, Lesley (Ken), Steven (Amanda), Michael (Jamie) and Jennifer; seven great grandchildren: Tristen, Caleb, Lief, Ash, Kennedy, Karly and Kaleb; one sister, Ann Maillet of Surrey; brother-in-law, Jackie (Ann) Desimone of Revelstoke; three nieces: Rose Kreiger, Lillian Kellock and Valerie (Michael) Schmidt; one nephew, Jim Ferguson; great nephew, Austin and great nieces, Crystal and Linda as well as first cousin and really good friends Lenore and Bill Belton of Revelstoke.
Message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Steve’s obituary notice at brandonbowersfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.