Obituary for Stephen Devonport
Stephen Michael Devonport
Passed away surrounded by family on November 27, 2017 in his home. Born in Bristol England, Steve emigrated to Canada at the age of 16 with his family. Steve married Beverly Whitelock in 1975. As an advertising salesman for Canadian Machinery and Metal Working for many years Steve worked his way up to Publisher of the magazine. After 35 years with the magazine Steve retired in 2016. Throughout his life Steve pursued many passions from rugby to sailing, soccer, Formula 500, Poker, DVDs, Train Sets and Computer Games. When Steve got into something he went all in and drew others with him.
Aside from his family, Steve’s biggest passion in life was soccer. As President of Kitchener Minor Soccer for several years, he contributed greatly to the development of the women’s program in the Region. Steve proudly coached his daughter Shannon, leading the 1999 U17 Kitchener Girls team to victory at the National Championship.
Proud son of the late Colston and Sylvia Devonport. Steve will be remembered by his loving wife Beverly, daughters Shannon Caudle (Matt Caudle), Naomi Devonport, grandson Blake Dunne-Devonport and sisters Elaine Muia (Frank Muia, Mark Muia, Michelle Radadus, Carla Muia), Kimberly Cox (Steve Cox, Victoria & William Cox) and Tracey Weiler (Jim Weiler, Jarred & Brooke Weiler).
Please join us for a celebration of life on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 between 4 & 7 p.m. at the Lancaster Smokehouse, upper level (574 Lancaster St. W., Kitchener, ON). Steve didn’t want a funeral or a tearful visitation. He wanted his loved ones to celebrate together and remember the good times we shared with him over the years. Please join us as we honour his memory.
You’ll never walk alone.