Steve Beecroft

Rhody Family Funeral Home

"If you want a job done well do it yourself!"

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Steve liked doing things right the first time. He was also fiercely independent, almost to a fault. He would never ask for help, yet was one of the first to offer his hand to assist family, friends, neighbours and customers when there was a need. He was always proud of his workmanship and would often be heard saying, "that is a good looking building." Thankfully, his memory will live on in the craftsmanship he has left us for years to come.

Steven Douglas Beecroft was born in Newmarket to parents William Colborn and Vera Lorren (Yule) Beecroft. He joined older brother, Bill, twenty years his senior. Sadly, Steve's father died when he was two and he and his mother settled in the Beeton area. He attended Tecumseh North Central School before completing his high school education at Banting Memorial High School in Alliston, graduating in 1982. Steve then enrolled in the Electronics - Digital Equipment & Systems program at George Brown College in Toronto. After completing his one year program he returned to Alliston to find work. Over the next few years he tried his hand at a variety of jobs, looking for the right fit. 

In 1992, while enjoying an evening out at the Loretto Inn with friends, Steve was introduced to Kathy Cation. In the months that followed they continued to meet up, often at the same Inn, where they first met. They then began dating and were married the following year, June 18, 1994 at Mayfield United Church in Caledon. The newlyweds soon settled on Torbam Road in Caledon, where they began their life together. The joy of Steve's life arrived on March 16, 1997, when daughter Julia Ann was born. As Julia grew Steve continued to shower her with love and provided unwavering support.

In the late 90's while visiting family friends, Bill and Nancy Hewson, Steve's next career was born. Apparently it was a month or so after Christmas and Bill had yet to remove the Christmas tree from the family home. As we all know, Bill and Nancy's conversation went back and forth until Bill blurted out... "call the other husband!" The seed was planted. Shortly after, Steve began his own business, calling it "The Other Husband" and helped a variety of people with their renovation needs and odd tasks. Steve was a jack-of-all-trades and could fix anything. He had a large collection of tools, sometimes collecting more than one of each if you know what I mean, but he could never have too many of them. He later went on to work for the Hewson's maintaining properties. There was no task that Steve would not attempt, usually succeeding. He spent time at Home Depot in Bolton and Darta, also in Bolton, where he enjoyed setting-up the interior electronic components of police cars. The icing on the cake was when he got to drive the police cars back to the local detachments. A job I am told he thoroughly enjoyed... I wonder why?

In 2017, Steve and Kathy made the move to Port Elgin, as they looked to slow down and enjoy life a bit more. They built a new home on Buckby Lane, near Pierson Avenue, and enjoyed settling into the community. Steve soon took a job at the Home Hardware in Port Elgin and eventually settled in at the contractors desk. He absolutely loved working there. They were an extension of his family, and he treasured the friendships that were created.

When time allowed for it, Steve enjoyed hunting, fishing, and had a particular fondness for hockey during his youth. He also enjoyed restorations, vintage trucks and carpentry work. Steve loved Halloween and all the preparations that went into the evening. He was known for his elaborate set-ups at the family home and loved carving pumpkins with Julia. He liked a variety of Rock & Roll music, often louder than the rest of us preferred, with Meatloaf being one of his favourites. Steve was also known for his ringtones. Each individual and notification was unique, so he was quick to know who was reaching out to him. Most of these tunes where very easy to recognize and often very memorable. He enjoyed a good shot (or shots depending on his company) of Tequila or a cold Ex. Steve was a fabulous cook and was known for his famous homemade Mac & Cheese and chili. He had a particular fondness for salt & vinegar chips or a pizza from Airport Pizza... don't forget the anchovies. Steve was always up-to-date on the most recent technology and he had a fondness for TV. Their home featured 6 TVs (yes, you read that right) for two people... enough said. Any programming that featured any type of restoration of vehicles, houses or a cooking show were favourites of his. He also enjoyed the History Channel, Curse of Oak Island, Yukon Gold and the movie, Ghostwriter, just to name a few. Reading was another pastime Steve enjoyed, with magazines being his go-to. Hot Rod, woodworking and comic books were only a few of the subjects he enjoyed losing himself in. Finally, no one can talk about his life without mentioning his love of animals, especially cats. Marley and Mackey were considered part of the family and were spoiled accordingly.

Steve was normally very quiet and liked to keep to himself. He was also known not to enjoy getting his picture taken. In fact he probably could of been a hand model as there are countless photographs of his right or left hand in the middle of the picture!  He was also facetious, enjoyed a good joke and teasing those around him... in a good way of course. He was a collector, and some might say he enjoyed collecting too much stuff, right Kathy? Like most of us, he was also a tad bit stubborn and was known to procrastinate, in other words... why do it today if it will be there tomorrow? However, if you had the pleasure of really getting to know Steve, you would know the funny, loving man who would do anything for anyone.

In recent years, when considering a career path, Julia decided to follow in her dad's footsteps and pursue a career as a carpenter. He was so proud of her. Not only was she following in his footsteps but she was also becoming a strong, independant woman. What he was not happy about was the fact that his little girl, was now taller than him! Joking aside, Steve will be dearly missed and unfortunately left us all too soon. We must take comfort in the wonderful times and great memories we shared with him. This storytelling will allow his memory to live on in his family and friends for years to come.

Sadly, Steve passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 7, 2020 in his 57th year.

Beloved husband of Kathy (Cation). Cherished father of Julia and her partner Selina Dias. Steve will be dearly missed by the entire Beecroft, Yule and Cation families. He was predeceased by his brother Bill and parents William and Vera (Yule) Beecroft.

The love and support of family and friends are so important at times like these. Please consider leaving a detailed condolence, or perhaps a favourite story, or a way Steve touched your life – something to inspire a measure of comfort and hope to all who read these comments.

A public visitation for friends, neighbours, co-workers and extended family will be held at Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 from 1 - 3 p.m. Please remember that current gathering restrictions are still in place and only 10 people are permitted in the funeral home at one time. Thank you in advance for your co-operation. Private family services and cremation will follow.

Memorial donations to Diabetes Canada would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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Amber
May 16, 2020
It has taken me a while to process this, and come to terms with this loss. My heart is broken. Steven, so many memories have flooded my memories. From tying my socks so I couldn’t walk (I didn’t know enough to take them off), to listening to all your records (totally against your wishes), to eating your salt and vinegar chips ( because they were yours), to you having the coolest hair, and play boy bunny earring (yes I have the other one)... to posters of Farrah faucet on your wall above your bed, and comic books lining the perimeter probably knee deep, along with other magazines (coz every month was a new subscription), along your bedroom floor... to fights about popcorn and tv shows, to Christmas mornings, and you always calling me stooge! You were more like my brother growing up, than my uncle. Above all I am deeply saddened by your passing. I loved you more than you would ever know! You were the love of grammas life!!! Rest easy my uncle -
Kathy and Julia, I’m heartbroken for your loss! He was genuinely a wonderful man!
Much love to you and yours always xox
Warren Wilson
May 12, 2020
Kathy and Julia: Lorraine and I were shocked and saddened to hear about Stevie. I always thoroughly enjoyed chatting with him on vacation at Mac Mac. I know he will be missed greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both today. Warren and Lorraine
Debb Poff
May 12, 2020
I sure am going to miss you big guy along with your funny jokes and comments and your great ringtones.
You left us all too soon and the Lumber Desk has a gaping hole that will be difficult to fill.
Kathy, my deepest condolences to you, his love for you was so real.
To Julia. He was one proud Dad. My most sincere condolences.
Shelley Hewson
May 12, 2020
Kathy and Julia
Our deepest condolences on the sudden passing of Steve. We will always remember him with a smile on his face and his loud music when coming home from work. We have become good friends over the last few years and we will miss him dearly. We will always be there for you and Julia
Shelley & Jim
Dawn Lemay
May 12, 2020
Kathy I'm am so sorry to hear of Steve's passing my thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time
Frank Fortino and Frances Fortino
May 11, 2020
Hi Kathy and Julia,

Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers go to you and the family. We will continue to remember the good memories and laughter we all shared. We will continue to hold you in our hearts and prayers.
Monique and Earl Anderson
May 11, 2020
Kathy - there are no words. We send you love and hugs to both you and Julia.

My fondest memory of Steve was our time at Mac Mac many moons ago. Card playing, drinking and teasing each other in your cabin without the worries of life.

Steve will be missed.

Love,

Monique and Earl ❤️
Jim and Janie Duke
May 11, 2020
Our deepest condolences to you Kathy and Julia...our thoughts are with you...
Bob Hesselink
May 11, 2020
So sorry for your loss Kathy and Julia. Steve spoke often and with great affection and pride of both of you.

I met Steve when I started working on the Contractors counter at Home Hardware. We hit it off immediately.

There were constant conversations about tools, vintage Chevy pickups, music and we shared the same somewhat twisted sense of humour, so laughs were plentiful.

Steve was a big man, both physically and in presence. I counted Steve as my friend and his loss will leave a huge void for those of us that regarded him that way. I miss him deeply.
Elinor & Randy Honsberger
May 10, 2020
Kathy & Julia

We are so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Know that you both are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ian Ferguson
May 10, 2020
Kathy, Julia and families,

We are so sorry to hear the shocking news that Steve has passed. Our hearts and thoughts are with you all.

The Ferguson's
David Craig
May 10, 2020
Our deepest condolences Kathy and Julia. On behalf of Novelia, Lindsay, Delle and Chet and myself our warmest feelings during these troubling times. We will thinking of you both over the days and months ahead.
Yvon Laurin
May 10, 2020
Sincere condolences to all the families and so sorry for your loss
Steve was a great person very helpful and happy to help anytime I went in to Home Hardware when he was working it has been a pleasure to know Steve even for the short time that I did wish it would have been longer.
Thoughts and prayers to all
Hugh Mac Donald
May 10, 2020
I was so saddened to hear about Steve's passing. So sudden and far too soon. Blessings to his family. He will be missed.
Philip and Deb Armstrong
May 10, 2020
Kathy and Julia - Our deepest condolences to you on the passing of Steve. You are in our thoughts.
Ken and Glenda Richardson
May 10, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to you Kathy and Julia
our thoughts are with you...
Celina Fortino
May 10, 2020
My condolences Kathy and Julia. You are in our prayers.
Stephanie Hains
May 10, 2020
Kathy and Julia, there are no words to describe the shock of Steve's passing. Steve always had a smile and a joke to pass onto everyone. There are so many memories to cherish of him. You are in my heart and prayers at this difficult time.
Ron & Heather Armsrong
May 10, 2020
Kathy and Julia, we are truely heart broken for you. Please accept our sincerest condolences.
Theresa McFarlane and John Billings
May 10, 2020
Kathy and Julia, we are so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Our thoughts are with you both at this time.
Holly & Ryan
May 10, 2020
So incredibly sorry for your loss. Thinking of the family at this difficult time. With support from your neighbors on Peirson Ave.
Tim and Jennifer Simmonds
May 10, 2020
Kathy and Julia, We are so very sorry for your loss. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and hearts.
MARTIN BOUWHUIS
May 10, 2020
Steve was always doing things that he knew would make Kathy happy. He was that type of guy. Definitely One of a Kind. The Best Kind.
R.I.P. Big Guy - we'll all miss you, and I'll especially miss seeing what you have for lunch today.
Jane and Bill McAllister
May 9, 2020
So sorry for your loss Kathy and Julia at such a difficult time ????
Wade Morley
May 9, 2020
Kathy so sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure to getting to know Steve these past few years. He will be sadly missed.
Corrine and Devin Bell
May 9, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained another angel. ????
Joyce Dudgeon
May 9, 2020
Kathy and Julia my sincere condolences. My heart goes out to you both. Stay strong.
Christina Leslie
May 9, 2020
Kathy and Julia so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Deepest condolences to you both.
Cathy & Bob Johnston
May 9, 2020
Kathy & Julia:
We were all so shocked and saddened by the news of Steve's passing.
He will be greatly missed by everyone.
Bob, Cathy, Crystal & Tom
John castles
May 9, 2020
Sorry Kathy and Julia for your loss. You had a great husband that loved you to bits and a great father who was very proud. At work we had a great time. Steve’s customer service was lousy and that’s why we had a 4.2 on google. We had a mutual dislike of the same people and that’s what bonded us. He was my friend . He was my go to guy with construction questions my wife adored him because he was funny. Loving. Genuine and above all a family man. I liked him because we ate salad together at lunch. We were the weird ones. Sadly missed but never far from our thoughts. Loved that guy.
Laureen Little
May 9, 2020
Kathy, So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
Barb and Mike Patten
May 9, 2020
Sending love and prayers to Kathy, Julia and all the family. Barb and Mike xoxo
Mike & Christine Cation
May 9, 2020
Kathy and Julia, so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences. A good man taken too soon.
Lee Cation and Kristen
May 9, 2020
Sending Love from Vancouver. Thoughts are with Kathy, Julia and Steve’s family. Very sorry for your loss
Barry’s Construction
May 9, 2020
Our condolences to Kathy and Julia it was a pleasure to know Steve.
Tracy and Mike Jackman
May 9, 2020
Kathy and Julia
We are heart broken for u. Steve had a huge contagious Smile that will be missed in the neighbourhood, at Home Hardware and around town! You are in our thoughts during this difficult time!
Cindy Cabral
May 9, 2020
My deepest condolences to Kathy and Julia and family. May he Rest In Peace. Big hugs to you Kathy.
John & Sandra McFarlane
May 9, 2020
Cathy & Julia, We are so very sorry to hear of Steve’s sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mark, Lisa, Jack and Harris Cation
May 9, 2020
My deepest condolences for you Kathy and Julia.
I have very fond memories of working with Steve, when you put the extension on your house on Torbram.
Steve was very patient with me and taught me so much. I remember thinking "this guy knows everything".
Steve was a great teacher and I'm happy to have spent that time with him.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Rev. Sandra Jenkinson
May 9, 2020
Holding you and your family in prayer at this time of loss. Deepest sympathies to all.
John Wilson
May 9, 2020
To Kathy and Julia - My heartfelt wishes go out to you both on the passing of Steve. I know there is nothing I can say that can extinguish the pain of this loss, but please know that I, and others, would wish to help you share it if we could. Hold tight your fond and loving memories, to help you make it through this dark hour...
Frances, Francis and Family
May 9, 2020
We are deeply saddened to hear about your loss. Our sincere condolences.
Jayne Cation
May 9, 2020
I was very sorry to hear about your sudden loss, Kathy. I was so lucky to catch up with you and Steve in Collingwood a few months ago. My heart goes out to you and Julia in these difficult times.
Randy & Julie Weldon
May 9, 2020
Kathy & Julia,

We wish we could be there to comfort you both as you grieve. Steve will be greatly missed. We will forever remember the good times we had when we all got together. We are holding you in our hearts. RIP Steve.
Beth Wink
May 9, 2020
I am at a loss for words ..Kathy I wish I could be with you at this time to help you thru this. I have a lot of great memories of our time together. Steve was always had a smile on his face and always in for what ever capor we could come up with. We all share precious times together and all those memories and times will always be part of Us and in my heart. Please know you and the family are in my prayers and thoughts. Your Friend Always Beth
Rob Murphy
May 9, 2020
Our condolences,for Steve,lots of good memories many years ago. Rob & Sue
Alliston
Mary Ann Johnston
May 9, 2020
Kathy and Julia,
My sincerest condolences on the passing of Steve.
Jan and Jim
May 9, 2020
We are at a loss for words. Steve was absolutely one of a kind. Our hearts and prayers go to you Kathy and Julia at this devastating time.
Dawn McKenzie
May 9, 2020
Kathy and Julia, so very sorry to hear for your loss. Steve was a great person and has left us too soon. RIP Steve.
Donna McKeag
May 8, 2020
We at Port Elgin Home Hardware will miss Steve. So sorry for loss to his family. R.I.P. Steve. Too young.

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“New renovations are very inviting and warm. All your new cards and books are very heart warming and keepsakes.”

Valerie Long

"Staff were outstanding. Overall, it was great. Everything was perfect."

Susan Laver

“Staff is exceptional!... All needs were met.”

“Service was beyond expectations… Already recommended to various people.”

Steve Thomson

“Could not have been more useful – very satisfied! I would highly recommend Rhody Family. Thank you ever so much for your professionalism and expertise.”

Dave Hillier

“Honestly, you and your staff made this time in my life the best it could be and were extremely helpful, respectful, professional and accommodating to my needs and my family’s needs, especially providing me with a space to feed [my child] if needed. Thank you for everything”

Olivia Strucke

“Everything was perfect; it’s always nice to have lots of options.”

Kevin Dailey

“Thank you for all your empathy, compassion and professionalism. Our family… is very grateful that we chose Rhody Family Funeral Home to look after our loved one.”

Siobhan Bell

“Your services were excellent. Thank you again.”

Debbie Eidt

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