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Steve Bateman

September 22, 1968 - June 23, 2016

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Our beloved son Steve passed away at his home in Cobble Hill on June 23 in the quiet company of his family and cherished canine companion Willie.

Born into a military family at Red Deer, Alberta his youth was spent relocating between various Canadian provinces and Germany before he joined the Royal Canadian Navy at the age of 19. It was in high school at Lahr however, that he acquired his moniker “Jake” and it stuck.

Steve served 22 years in the RCN touring Pacific Rim countries, including ports in Russia. Many a top-deck chili cook-off competition was won by Steve. Perhaps, seeking a more sedentary life, he took early retirement and dug in on Vancouver Island where blue skies or grey, sunshine or rain, he took to the woods on hunting forays or enjoyed the solitude of fishing local lakes and streams. He often loaded his own ammunitions and tied his own flies. Steve did not ever mind coming home empty handed.

He was well read and often recounted minute details equally about war history and munitions of the history as of BC’s gold mining towns and his own community. Steve knew joy in wood carving, decoy ducks being his favorite subject and on occasion carved his own pipe bowls. He built intricate models of ships only after he exhausted his passion for tanks.

As a Senior Hull Systems Engineering Technician for 6 years with Babcock Canada, his colleagues remind us he was a valuable member of the Victoria team working to maintain and restore Canada’s fleet of submarines on the West Coast.

Steve valued his privacy and often played his cards close to his heart; but we have grown to know he gave selflessly and generously to his comrades, neighbors and community. In our time of grieving we have found comfort from his many friends locally and across the country that have expressed their sadness of his untimely passing.

A wonderful son to us, his parents Jack and Velma, Steve also leaves behind his son John and daughter Sarah; sister Wendie and brother in law Glenn; nieces Julia and Nicole, nephew Paul; uncles, aunts and cousins will miss him dearly.

We hope you will join us to Celebrate Steve’s Life at H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Road on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 2:00 PM

“For whether we live, or whether we die, we are the Lord’s”  Roman’s 14:8

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Simon Moylan
Relation: We sailed together on the HMCS Provider and other vessels

So Sorry to hear of Steve’s passing we sailed together through the 90s on Provider and worked together again at Babcock after we both retired. He was a quiet and capable guy who would go out of his way to help and mentor those who needed it
“Fair winds and a following sea my friend”
Simon

From: Darlene Cookson
Relation: Friend

I am sorry to hear the passing of Steve I was lucky enough to sailed with him. He was always there to lend me a helping hand or encouragement. He will be deeply missed. And may he always have, “Fair winds and a following sea.”

From: Doug Volek
Relation: very good friend

I’ve known Steve a long time. Since his retirement and his employment with the Submarine program, we worked everyday together for many years and two Subs….Very smart guy who gave unconditionally his expertise, friendship and opinions. We shared a space in this world…and made me a better person just knowing him…Forever in my heart and will always ride with me

From: Doug Volek
Relation: very good friend

I’ve known Steve a long time. Since his retirement and his employment with the Submarine program, we worked everyday together for many years and two Subs….Very smart guy who gave unconditionally his expertise, friendship and opinions. We shared a space in this world…and made me a better person just knowing him…Forever in my heart and will always ride with me

From: Doug Volek
Relation: very good friend

I’ve known Steve a long time. Since his retirement and his employment with the Submarine program, we worked everyday together for many years and two Subs….Very smart guy who gave unconditionally his expertise, friendship and opinions. We shared a space in this world…and made me a better person just knowing him…Forever in my heart and will always ride with me

From: Doug Volek
Relation: very good friend

I’ve known Steve a long time. Since his retirement and his employment with the Submarine program, we worked everyday together for many years and two Subs….Very smart guy who gave unconditionally his expertise, friendship and opinions. We shared a space in this world…and made me a better person just knowing him…Forever in my heart and will always ride with me

From: Glynis Brown
Relation: Friend of his sister, Wendie

AMJ Campbell, Victoria would like send its deepest condolences to Mr and Mrs Bateman, to Steve’s children and to his sister Wendie and her family.

From: Mel Lowe
Relation: HMCS Provider

Batman..you are already missed. Fair winds and following seas my friend.

From: Pieter Rondhuis
Relation: Former Hull Tech

I’m am so sad to hear of the passing of Steve. We go back a long ways and had a lot of great times together. My condolences go out to Steve’s family, child and relatives. You will be missed.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
July 9, 2016
Beginning at 2:00pm

Location:
HW Wallace Cremation and Burial centre
5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada

5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada

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