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Hi all, just wanted to let you know that sadly Steve  passed away on 2/7/13. His final days were very peaceful,he was finally free from pain and at home with me by his side. He found a lot of comfort in your support throughout his illness and I would like to thank you for that and wish you all well in your own journeys with this horrible disease. The kids and I are trying our best to carry on with the huge void he has left. Lots of love kellyx ( Steves wife) 

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Nana b
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So sorry to read this.  Big hug!  I hate cancer!  

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Very sorry for your loss...

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I'm so sorry Kelly. He seemed like such a good guy and it was very obvious how much he loved you and your children. The unfairness of this is heartbreaking. Take care of those babies and yourself.

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I am very sorry for your loss, Kelly.  Steve's passage is a shock even from this distance.  Thanks to both of you for your insights and sharing.  

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Kelly, I am so sorry. My heart aches for you and for the children he loved so much. Steve was so insightful and helpful on this forum. He will be greatly missed by so many.  I hope and pray for peace and strength for you in the days ahead. Be gentle with yourself. 

Cathleen Mary

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Dear Kelly, I'm am so very sorry that you've lost your wonderful husband.  He was such a caring man, always trying to support and help others on the board.  He was such an inspiration, and will be truly missed.

My condolences to you and your lovely family.


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A silent hug from far away. Sending strength.



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So sorry to hear this devastating news.... Much love and strength to you and your children x


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oh Kelly I am so so sorry...did not expect this news quite so soon.  I am happy that Steve had a peaceful end I am sure surrounded by your love and the love of the kids. I think I felt bonded to Steve early on.....we were both stage IV and in quite a pickle and then we had that English colonial Canadian tie.  Kelly I cannot say how much  Steve meant to this board.  He was always calm and wise and his advice was thoughtful.  He seemed very modest and never bragged about his own battles. There was stunned silence for days as he decided upon and then underwent his radical surgery.

I have no platitudes about fighting the great fight....even though he did. I will miss having Steved here on this board like a silent steady rock way across the pond....... Kelly I send you and your family deepest love and wishes....

thank you for sharing these sad sad tidings.....


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Steve's absence will echo around these halls for all that knew him...

His story taught me many things...and I did get to thank him for that on a couple of occasions. 

I really appreciated him talking to me a couple of weeks ago....especially after reading this news. 

Steve was very modest and humble with his approach and his demeanor reflected that aspect of his nature.  It's hurtful that this disease has taken another fine person way before it was their time.

I know he said he did everything for his family - and he sure did.  He set the bar plenty high for the rest of us with his example.

Sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.


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for this news i knew steve as a true fighter with unbelievable courage,for me he was our strong but silent type as he always put his family first.his knowledge and courage will be truly missed but never forgotten on this forum.see you in Heaven my friend....Godbless..johnnybegood

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Dear Kelly,

Thank you so much for coming here to let us know of Steve's passing.  For those of our US friends not familiar with the European date format, the date was July 2, 2013.

Steve showed great courage in the battle.  He came here not wanting or expecting praise for his efforts, but to share with the rest of us and to offer his insights, not only as a patient but also as a professional and a family man.

I hope that you, your family and all who loved him will find your loss eased by sharing your memories of the good times.

Hugs and love to you all,

Marie who loves kitties

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to you and yours on the passing of Steve.  A true gentleman, husband, and father.  

Ellen & Pat

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I didn't know much about Steve since I'm just at the beginning of my journey. I knew him mainly from other people here who always praised him for his courage.

Loosing a loved one is hard and only time can heal our emotions. There is a fine balance between hanging on to the past and looking forward to a meaningful future for you and your kids. Despite of the hard circumstances I wish all of you wisdom and the strength to maintain Steve's memory and at the same time move on with your lives which I'm sure your husbands greatest wish was.

Lot of love from the distance,


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Steved will be greatly missed.....he had such a level head and was a wonderful inspiration to us all. 

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Steve was a very classy individual. He was such a source of strength and courage to so many of us. He fought such a long, hard battle and inspired so many along the way. I am sure you and the kids are very proud of all that he accomplished. He will be missed....

I am a wife/caregiver, as well. I can imagine only an inkling of what you have been through these past years. I am sure this last year was particularly rough. I expect there were many ups and downs. I hope that you will get some peace as you and your family move forward. He was fortunate to have such a loving and devoted family. It was evident from his posts that you all meant the world to him.

My deepest condolences,


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I'm sorry to hear the sad news,we will miss him greatly.

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   I am sorry that Steve has lost his fight and his life and I am sorry that you have lost your husband and your children  their father. Cancer is hard for those who suffer it but perhaps harder for those who have to go on. Best wishes for the future to you and the children ,Hugs ,Ron.

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I am so sorry for your loss.  I was always in awh of him and his strength and determination.  There have been so many hero's on here and he was one!  Prayers and thoughts to you and your children.  He will not be forgotten.



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I am so sorry for your loss.  I was always in awh of him and his strength and determination.  There have been so many hero's on here and he was one!  Prayers and thoughts to you and your children.  He will not be forgotten.



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So sorry for your loss. It's so hard to read those words. We all had such hope for the surgery he went through last year. He always had the best words of advice for everyone. He wrote of such great love he had for you and the children. He will be greatly missed by us.

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Thank you for taking the time out to let us know.  Steve was for us a man of courage and great fortitude.  Even when things weren't going well with him, he was busy helping us.

His, calmness, caring and the love he showed us, for his children and you wil live long in our minds.

He showed such courage and when we would tell him so, he would deny it, but we knew better.

Thank you for having allowed us to share him with you, we greatly appreciate it.

I am so sorry for your and your children's loss, and selfishly for ours as well.

May life treat you kinder as you embark on a new journey without Steve by your side.  He remains in spirit though and may the memories of your love see you and your family through these difficult times ahead.


Winter Marie

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Dear Kelly :
I am so sorry for your loss and your children.
It greatly saddened me to read your post.

He was very supportive on his posts through all of what he

I hate cancer so much.


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He gave such great, compassionate and wise advice to us all and he will be greatly missed. It's difficult to put into words how much respect I had for your husband, and I always learned something from his posts. He helped me immensely. My condolences to you and your family. 

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I'm so sorry to hear this news.  God bless you and your family.


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This is a very sad day for me. Steve was/is a hero of mine for what he sacrificed for the sake of you/his family.

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My condolences to you and your family ... I am deeply saddened to hear of your sweet Steve's passing and pray for peace and understanding for you and your children during this difficult time.

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My condolences to you and your family ... I am deeply saddened to hear of your sweet Steve's passing and pray for peace and understanding for you and your children during this difficult time.

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I'm so very sorry to hear this. Steve's love for you and the children shined through each of his posts. His courage and determination to stay with you all as long as possible will always be remembered. It is a privilege to have known such a man.

I hope that peace will come to you and the children.



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First, thanks for taking the time to let us know.  Steve was such a wonderful, caring, sensitive soul to this forum group.  We were lucky to know him in that capacity.  I'm so sorry for your loss. 

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for your loss Kelly, hugs and much love to you and your children.  Steve was a very important, loved, member of this board.  He had such courage in the face of this horrid Beast and always moved forward with such grace and determination.  The extension that those of us have to beloved family members is indeed there and important to us (me)- you, through Steve became an extension of our lives, just like family.  Steve, you, your children just moved right into our hearts and lives and there you will be as we move forward in the battles we face today and tomorrow.  Thank you for reaching out and let me (us) reach back with a HUG and a hope for wonderful memories to guide and support you.

With Love, from Minnesota


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We are sorry for your loss of Steve.  The CSN community also lost a friend.  We are sending our thoughts and prayers.


Best Always,   mike

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So Sorry to hear this Kelly.

You had a good man.. he spoke often of you and the kids in his posts..

I would like to hope you and the family find peace at this difficult time.

Thank you for advising us of this loss and your kind words you offer us at this time.. you are a stronger person than probably most would be.. Thank You and May you find comfort knowing we will miss Steve...

Peace and Love being sent to help comfort you all..


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I'm blessed to have know him and the courage that he faced with all his decisions.  He was a good family man and always wrote about how much he loved his family.  I'm saddened to hear about his passing as he went to great lengths to keep himself alive for his practice and family.  Steve, you will be missed so much.  Prayers for you and family and Steve, thanks for your support on the board.  It was so wonderful meeting you.


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I am sooo sorry for your loss.  I am sending hugs and my deepest sympathy.  Steve talked so much about you and your children. He often talked about the love and support that he received from his family. I know he made some tough decisions during his treatment.  He will be missed by everyone that knew him.  I remember Steve from when he first began writing on this board.


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I am so sorry for the loss of your husband Steve.  I always looked forward to his posts with his courage, wise insight,  compassion, and love of his family.   I remember him mentioning not too long ago how he was going to enjoy his time with his family.   A grateful heart; how we could all learn from that.

Holding you and the children in the Light, Kelly, for comfort and peace.

Hugs,  Audrey

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I'm very sorry. The random unfairness of this disease drives me crazy.


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Steve was greatly admired and respected on this forum, the respect and admiration must have been 10-fold in person. I know I'm not telling you something you don't already know but Steve always had a positive attitude and did what he felt he needed to do for you and your family.

I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences go to you and your family.
Rest in Peace Steve

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Sending you my best vibes and prayers from Barcelona.

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Sending you my best vibes and prayers from Barcelona.

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Iam so sorry..hugs and prayers for your family.



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Steve will be so missed.  What an inspiring and brave man. My prayers are with you and your children.  



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I am so sorry for your loss. Steve made such a wonderful contribution to this board. And his love for you and the children was so very apparent. He will be deeply missed and warmly remembered.



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