Stephen Roskell beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, friend.
In the company of a broad shouldered angel, Steve left us on March 26th, 2011. He passed away peacefully in his home of seventeen years in Ashcroft, B.C., surrounded by his family.
Steve was born March 21, 1956, in North Vancouver, to Richard and Cecelia Roskell. He was raised in North Vancouver, graduating from Shawnigan Lake School in 1974.
He began with CN Rail in October of 1974, where he stayed for thirty-seven years until the present time. While working with CN in Blue River, he met his beloved wife of thirty-three years, Opal (nee Ede).
Steve moved his wife and three adored sons, Christopher (Dana), Jeremy, and Cameron (Mijane), to Barriere for nine years, before moving to Ashcroft.
Steve was a beloved family member to his four brothers: his best friends, and partners, Richard (Elizabeth), David, Peter (Pamela). He enjoyed a loving extended family: stepmother Dorothy Roskell, stepsiblings: Peter Buckley (Heather), Susan Weber (Peter), Paul Buckley (Charlene), and their beautiful families. Steve was an adoring son in law to Opals’ parents: the late Merton and Shirley Ede, and close friend to brother in law Leroy Ede (Lynne), Uncle Steve defined all the best qualities of a loving uncle.
He is survived by his adored nieces and nephews: Mario, Jessica, Amy (great niece Piper), Vanessa, Regan, Rachel, Parker, Samantha.
After family, Steve’s passion was the outdoors. Although far too short, Steve’s life was complete. He knew what to appreciate in his life, and it was lived in harmony, happiness, and peace. He is best described as a dedicated husband and father, a fisherman and hunter, a three year devoted member of the Sport Fishing Advisory Board, and a proud union member (serving as union secretary, safety committee member, and president over a twelve year period).
We send you home Steve to build your heavenly house, knowing we will be with you again when we complete our time. You will be extremely missed by everyone who’s life you have touched.
Funeral Services for Steve were held on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at the Cache Creek Pentecostal Church 1551 Stage Rd., Cache Creek, B.C. with Pastor Bruce Greenwood officiating followed by burial in the Ashcroft Cemetery.
Should friends so desire donations in Memory of Steve may be made either to your local Food Bank, your local Soup Kitchen or your local Mission.
Thompson Valley Funeral Home Ashcroft entrusted with arrangements