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August 31, 1937 - July 8, 2016
Peacefully on July 8, 2016, at University Hospital, London, Steve, (in his 79th year) passed away with his beloved wife Jean by his side. Predeceased by daughter, Denise. Sadly missed by grandchildren, Stephanie (Jamie), Jennifer (Darryl) of Vancouver, and Leo; also great-grandchildren Troy, Jayden and Kailey. Predeceased by his parents Leslie and Gladys Ricketts. Also loved and missed by sister Alma (Al), brother Mick (Rosanne) and sister-in-law Lillian and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Steve's main interests besides his family were being a member/Captain of 3 RCR for approx. 60 years. Also, he was a member and Past Master of Centennial Lodge No.684 A.F. & A.M. for approx. 40 years. Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received by the famliy from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. on Wedneday, July 13, 2016 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 1997 Dundas Street East (at Wavell), London, where the memorial service will be held in the chapel at 1:00 p.m. There will be an RCR Service conducted at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. There will be a Masonic Service conducted at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, under the auspices of Centennial Lodge No.684. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to The Shriners Hospital for Children c/o Mocha Temple, 468 Colborne Street, London, N6B 2T3 or to the charity of choice.