- 21 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 19, 1993
- Date of passing: Sep 17, 2014
|I caught the train.|
Steven Micheal Savich – kid brother, loyal son, cherished friend, train enthusiast, tractor fanatic and hardest worker any of us ever knew died quickly and peacefully September 17, 2014 after his courageous and inspiring battle against leukemia.
Steven was born April 19, 1993, the youngest of the Savich family; Michelle and William made sure to teach him all their bad habits, and Mike and Sandra were thrilled. As Steven learned, much as the youngest always does, he started learning his own way. Steven borrowed from Michelle’s brains, William’s ingenuity, dad’s dedication and mom’s quiet demeanor to show he was the best of all worlds. That mixed solidified Steven’s role as dad’s little helper and all around good guy.
A soft, gentle but forceful soul- Steven became Mr. Reliable and Mr.Go-To for everything and anyone, and if he could not find a way, he made a way. From that early age right to the very end, everyone always knew Steven could be counted on as a helping hand, a listening ear, hired muscle or a genius idea. During his school years he found a real calling and passion building sets, and taking on the “behind-the-scene” logistics with his best friend Kyle. Those two were inseparable, and even after graduation they were approached to continue their work, which, they were more then happy to do so. Steven, not to ever be out done by his sister, worked hard and graduated from the French Immersion program at Sardis Secondary in 2011, and never to be outdone by his brother he won every major service and dedication award available. After grade 12 Steven found an extension of his passions working in the construction business, taking on and learning from every experience he could.
Steven was a kid of passion. Whether it be his trains, real and model, or tractors, construction or just getting outside and getting dirty, he never cared what anyone else thought about his hobbies and past times, he always remained true to himself.
Steven is predeceased by his mother Sandra Savich, grandpa Larry Brandow, and grandparents Harry and Nellie Savich. He leaves behind his father Mike Savich, sister Michelle and brother William, as well as many other close friends, extended family, colleagues and beloved pets.
A private family burial is planned and Celebration of Life will be held at the Atchelitz grounds (44146 Luckakuck Way) next to Heritage Park on Saturday, September 27th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, Steven requested donations be made to the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in his memory.
"This morning I go on Facebook for the the first time in a long time and go through old messages and notice one from a familiar guy, Steve. I take a look at his profile only to realize that he's not with us anymore. Our last talk nearly three years ago was about his diagnosis. I told him he could beat it and make it to 90 years old and he told me that he figured 99 himself. He was someone who was always good for a talk which is something I did alot of when we worked together for the summer or when I started my new job and moved on. He gave me the opportunity to experience something that I'll always remember and keep on my resume! That summer was the nastiest, hottest, wild rampant allergy attack ridden, summer job I ever had! But every day Steve, Blake, and I would head out to work and go from 6am till 6pm. He never complained and always had a great attitude. I never met someone as genuine and good natured as Steve. I am glad that I had the opportunity to meet a guy like him. I could never thank him enough for the memories of work, school and good old drumline! You will be missed buddy, I'm sorry that we drifted our own ways after a time but I will never forget you. You taught me a lesson today about treasuring my time on this earth and the people I meet. Rest in peace Steve!"
"Kidlet- I miss you so much! I miss our everythings
I know you are safe and content but you are so missed by us and the pups, they miss their Uncle Steven
Keep it nermal Pippers"
"From the moment I met Steven, I knew that this was a guy to keep close. He exuded a peaceful presence to all of us. Level headed, quiet, uber-friendly, great sense of humour and extremely kind hearted. Steven is missed and our wish is that his family and friends find peace even with such a loss of a special young man."
"I am very sorry to hear of theses very sad news. I was glad to have met Steven and will always remember him for his enthusiasm and adoration for trains. My thoughts are with you and your loved one.
Rest in peace Steven"
"This is so much harder then I ever imagined. It didn't really feel real until it was too late. Steve was such an amazing friend. I miss him very dearly."
"You will be sorely missed my friend."
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