Cvitkovich, Stephen Joseph, February 21-1938 to March 15-2019

My journey on earth has finally ended.
It's time for me to join my parents, George & Rose (Yanyk) Cvitkovich, my 2 brothers – Tony (Connie), Yuri and our niece Rose Ann (Little Rosie) Cvitkovich. Sadly, I'm leaving behind my beloved wife of 54 years Elizabeth (Lahaie), our caring children Kelly Ann (Eric Tettmar), Mark (Debra), Grant (Leslie) and our wonderful grandchildren Andrew, Elizabeth, Cameron, Ava, Jessica, Naomi, and great granddaughter Kristen, and my favourite sister Roseann (Gary McKay).
To my former students (Sioux Lookout, Levack, French River) ~ I enjoyed interacting with you and I hope that I helped you, in some way, to become responsible citizens of this world. To those who helped me navigate through life with your friendship and kindness --- Thank You.
To those I have offended, please accept my sincere apology. Thanks to HSN staff, the Palliative Care Group and staff/volunteers at McCulloch Hospice. The world is full of hate. We could do much to better the world by respecting and helping each other, regardless of race, colour, creed, social status and politics. There will be no viewing, but you are cordially invited to attend my Celebration of Life Service on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2:00pm. Doors will open at 1:30pm. It will be held at the Student Life Centre, Cambrian College, 1400 Barrydowne Rd, Sudbury ON. Parking in Gold Lot #15. I have prepared the Celebration and will host my own party. It will be a unique experience. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to the Terry Ames Care Fund (Northern Cancer Foundation) or Maison McCulloch Hospice would be greatly appreciated.
Bye for now … until we meet again. Steve

15 Condolences

  1. Liz and family: We have just heard yesterday of Steve’s passing March 15th. Our deepest of condolences to all of you. We have great memories of our few get-togethers. What a gentleman, with humour and an engaging smile. May all your treasured memories keep Steve alive in your hearts forever. Thoughts and prayers coming to you, from Florida, as you go through these difficult times. Bon courage!

    By: Fern and Claire Kingsley
    April 6, 2019
  2. Our condolences to the Cvitkovich family. We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Steve’s passing. He was such a strong and positive man which helped him fight cancer for as long as he did. Our daughter really appreciated the chats and the advice that he gave her while she was attending Laurentian University. Rest in Peace Steve.

    By: The Staden Family
    March 22, 2019
  3. Our deepest sympathy to Liz and family. We were fortunate to talk to Steve on his birthday. Robert and I will remember that Thanksgiving, Steve and family came to our door and sang Silent Night,.as he thought he would not be around for Christmas.
    We know words cannot take away the sadness you feel at this time, but happy memories you shared with Steve will always be with you. Sorry we will not be there to help celebrate Steve’s life,but knowing Steve,we are sure that as he said, it will be unique.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    By: Robert and Sandra Chezzi
    March 22, 2019
  4. Our deepest sympathy Kelly and Eric to you and your family.

    May our heartfelt condolences bring you comfort and may our thoughts and prayers ease the pain of this loss at this difficult time.

    By: Your colleagues and friends on the Board of YCC 202
    March 21, 2019
  5. Je souhaite mes condoléances à Kelly Ann et toute sa famille.

    Bon courage

    Christian Rioux

    By: Christian Rioux
    March 20, 2019
  6. Our deepest sympathy to Liz and her family. We will miss Steve’s wit and intelligence.

    By: Leo & Deborah St Jean
    March 20, 2019
  7. Chère famille de Steve. Nous vous prions de bien vouloir accepter nos très vives condoléances. Sachez que nous sommes de tout cœur avec vous. Steve was a great and appreciated coleegue at l’École secondaire de la Rivière-des-Français. He was dedicated to his family, his students and his community. Soyez assurés, chers Lliz, Kelly Ann, Mark et Grant de notre chaleureuse sympathie et de notre amitié.

    By: Diane et Yvon Lavoie
    March 19, 2019
  8. We wish to offer our deepest sympathy to our dearest friend Liz and all her family. We had very good times together, but it has come to an end sooner than we expected. Life is like a dream… the good times are already over… and what’s next? Another dream… maybe?

    Good luck Liz… our thoughts are with you!

    By: Rose & Hector Roy
    March 18, 2019
  9. Our sympathies to you Liz and your family. Steve was a well known man in Noelville. We knew him as a friend from the Ecole Secondaire. He taught Ray’s two brothers and knew the Pitre family very well. Rest in peace my friend after this battle you really deserve it .
    Our heartfelt sympathys from Raymond and Noella Pitre.

    By: Raymond Noella Pitre
    March 18, 2019
  10. Our most sincere condolences to you Liz and to your family. Have worked many years (Office Supervisor) and a friend with Steve at école secondaire de la Rivière des Français/French River S. S. Both Claude and I and our family we’re touched by the passing of Steve.

    By: Yollande & Claude Bergeron and family
    March 18, 2019
  11. I am so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing and want to share my condolences with your entire family. Mr. Cvitkovich was a great teacher, an awesome volleyball coach and just a really good guy. I will always fondly remember my days hanging out at your place with Mark and all the good times we had. Rest in peace good sir.

    By: Patrick Hoffer
    March 18, 2019
  12. My condolences to the Cvitkovich family! I was lucky enough to have Stephen as a gym teacher years ago at French River SS. I fondly remember him as being a great teacher and mentor. Great spirit!

    By: Jim Putman
    March 18, 2019
  13. Our sincere condolences to Liz and the family. We have enjoyed many great times in Florida and at home with Steve and Liz over the years and could always count on Steve for his witty humour, social finesse, friendliness, sincerity, openness and gentlemanly courtesy. His stoic and courageous battle with his disease was admirable and exemplary, almost unbelievable, but was in keeping with his strong character and unshakable beliefs representing the best of humanity. He was one of the best. May he rest in peace.

    By: Simon & Rachel Guillet
    March 18, 2019
  14. Elizabeth and family it was breath taking to read Steve’s obituary. He was always so with the program in many ways. I was always so glad to meet both of you when the occasion arose. Elizabeth you had the best partner who was so compassionate to everyone. He was special and you were by his side the whole way . My parents always asked how you were when ever they came to visit and always mentioned your participation in the C.F.M. when you were in Levack. Our prayers are with you at this time and may God hold him in the palm of his hand. the Dupuis, Dominic,Brophy families.

    By: gabrielle dominic
    March 17, 2019
  15. We got to know Steve and his dear wife Elizabeth in Daytona Beach Florida where as teachers we both had an ownership position as part of the teachers group. He spent hours in the pool at the Americano. He was always upbeat and such a pleasure to converse with. We both were offspring of eastern European parents. He was my tovarich. RIP BIG GUY.

    By: Pete & Carol Gaudun
    March 17, 2019

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