Hollis Stanley Steeves, 83, passed away at his home in Second North River on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Born in Moncton, NB, he was the son of the late Stanley and Thelma (Gilbert) Steeves.
Hollis joined the army shortly after completing school, and proudly served with the PPCLI and Provost Corps. He went on to join the Ontario Provincial Police, and later, the Barrie Police Force. He was always interested in farming and gardening, which brought him back home to New Brunswick where he owned and operated Mountain Meadow Dairy Farms. He was elected as a member to the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly. He raced horses, ran a strawberry U-Pick and was a Deacon at the Second North River United Baptist Church. His daughters would say "What didn’t Dad do? Honestly, we could write a book."
Dad was extremely dedicated and caring to his community. He truly was a renaissance man, never afraid to try something new and completely different. He wasn’t perfect; he was human, with a huge capacity for love and family. He was larger than life.
Survived and sadly missed by his beloved wife, Stella; children, Kathleen (Frederic Fettah) Steeves, Patricia Perry, and Christine (Jeff) Hope; step-daughters, Joanne Bazin, Sharon Maranda and Brenda Dewitt (Bob); grandchildren, Ken (Cindy) and Kate Steeves, Heidi and Mark Alexander, Jennifer Essid (Ahmed), Nicholas and Matthew Perry and Jessica and Molly (Joseph) Hope; step-grandson, Justin Maranda; thirteen great-grandchildren; siblings Lois Donnelly and Joan Bulmer and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Hollis was predeceased by his first wife, Ilse (Klingenhoff) Steeves; son, Peter (Pat); and sister, Glenda Bazin.
Funeral Arrangements are in the care of Salisbury Funeral Home and Crematorium. There will be a Celebration of Life at the Second North River United Baptist Church on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 11 am with Pastor Robb Hunt officiating. Interment in Pinehill Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to The Second North River United Baptist Church, Canadian Diabetes Association or charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated.