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Steven McDermott

Steven Stanley McDermott

Friday, February 22nd, 1952 - Sunday, August 23rd, 2020
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McDermott, Steven:
Passed away suddenly, with family by his side, on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at St. Mary's Hospital in Kitchener at the age of 68. Beloved husband of Beth Ann for 23 years. Loving dad to Jason Henderson (Kelly), Bradley McDermott (Fred), Joshua Henderson (Kristin), Darren McDermott (Teena) and Tyler McDermott. Cherished Grandpy to Bailie, Blake, Brice, Liam, Cael, Abigail and Charles. Dear son of Shelia and the late Stanley McDermott and brother of Lorie Boychuk (late Wes). He will be fondly remembered by his brothers and sisters in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.

Steven's family will receive relatives and friends from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 28, 2020 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. A private family service will follow in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Friends must RSVP to attend his visitation and face masks are required. Friends may join his service via live stream at https://www.henrywalser.com/live-streaming

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Kitchener Waterloo Humane Society would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home).
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  • Visitation

    Friday, August 28th, 2020 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    Friday, August 28th, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am
    Henry Walser Funeral Home Ltd.
    507 Frederick St.
    Kitchener, ON N2B 2A5
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    *Please note that face coverings are required. Non-medical masks, bandannas, paper disposable masks or scarves and cloth can be used. Please keep 2 metres (6 ft) apart.*


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Mike & Kevin

Posted at 11:10pm
Brad and family: Thinking of you during this difficult time. May the memories be cherished and live in your hearts forever.

Lots of love from Mike & Kevin

Teena McDermott

Posted at 08:57pm
Dad, you will be dearly missed, not only by us but by the many others that saw your smile everyday.

Jason Bartlett

Posted at 06:22pm

Going back over 25 years ago Steve would always bring me along with his boys, including me like I was one of his own. Whether it was a night out for dinner and a movie, hanging out with Darren, TJ, and Brad while Steve played baseball, or any other activity he included me in. Usually the night would end with him dropping us off at Debbies house where I would sleep over. This was often a weekly occurrence. It was really special to me to be included in the time he spent with his sons.
Steves sudden passing brings me great sadness, I remember the last time I saw him and how happy he was to see me, my wife Julie and our son Sterling. He told me he was proud of the man I became and told me he thought I was doing great. He always had kind and supportive words for me. He had told me he was proud of me when I went to college, and again when I was a Father, as we got older the dinners be less frequent but it always felt like the last dinner was only a few weeks ago just like when we were kids.
When I became older, a man, and wanted to repay his generosity I received in my youth, he would never let me, to the point he got very stern and would not allow me to pay even for myself when we were out. He insisted on taking care of it, and he always had a reason why he wanted to do this ex “you are in college you need your money”

There is one time that always stands out in my mind and I am only sharing this today. We were leaving I believe it was Montanans and he said to me he was grateful to me for being such a good friend to his boys, when in my mind I was grateful for him and them.
I am 37 now and those memories from my childhood and my time with Steve and the boys are still fresh in my mind and will be with me forever.

My condolences go out to the family, his widow Beth Ann, and my brothers.
No words can take the pain away, and I wish you find strength during this difficult time and carry with you this memory and all the happy memories you have as well. Know that Steve had a very positive impact on my life, I carry many fond memories and his kindness to his children’s friends is something I plan to carry on as a Dad as well.
With Love,
Jason Bartlett


Jason Henderson

Posted at 05:43pm
Steve - O,
You provided a great example of what it means to be an outstanding husband, father, grandfather, and uncle.

Over the last few days, I've been thinking about the times we had together and realized that you were someone who was always wonderful to spend time with. I'll remember the simple things we did together the most.

I hope that you knew how much Kelly, the boys, Bailie and I loved and admired you.

Until we meet again may you rest in peace.

Jason, Kelly, Liam, Cael, and Bailie


Davis James

Posted at 01:36pm
Best call coach I ever had but more importantly the best human being. It was a honor to have known him. Condolences to his boys who I consider to be my great friends. We will play ball again! Love Davis and Alana James

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