October 13, 1956 – January 19, 2021
Steven passed away on January 19, 2021 at Brampton Civic Hospital after a short illness. Steve was the son of James Westover (d.1990) and Elva Westover (nee Miles) (d.2010). He will be fondly remembered by his siblings, Jim (Joanne), Gary (Lois), Lois (Ed), Murray (Lori) and Wendell (Marcia) Westover as well as his nieces and nephews, Michael, Melanie, Katie, Avery, Zachary, Elly, Jake, Dwight, Shanelle and Samantha. He was predeceased by his sister Marlene in April 2019 and his brother Stan in December 2019. Due to physical limitations, he spent the last two years living in King Nursing Home in Bolton. Thanks to all who went out of their way to help Steve over the years, including the support workers at King. We heard so many nice things about Steven from his caregivers. We know he is leaving a lot of good friends there!
Steve enjoyed talking about cars, loved listening to music and was known to write poetry from time to time. He was a very social person who loved to stay in touch in person or over the phone. He had a strong and steadfast faith in God which sustained him in his down times. His suffering on this earth is over and we know he is in a better place. If you feel so inclined and in lieu of flowers, please donate in his name to https://schizophrenia.ca/donate/ or a charity of your choice. He wrote this poem which we thought apropos.
And just then they flung open the door,
Sprung me loose on Freedoms Shore
Mine was an all-out scream of pure delight
Release from bondage, and bondage no more
And I ran,
Ran like a mad dog on Freedoms Shore
My tears were the marks of joy I proudly bore
And I knew the sweetness of the sunshine
And the air that blew my sorrows away.
Steven’s funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 at St. John’s Dixie Chapel in Mississauga, and can be streamed online here. Burial to follow at Meadowvale Cemetery.