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DUBAY, Steve John

DUBAY, Steve John

Steve John Dubay
January 14, 1938 – May 19, 2017

We are very sad to announce the passing of Steve John Dubay on May 19, 2017 at the age of 79. Steve was born in Hungary, immigrating to Canada at the age of 18 during the Hungarian Revolution.

Steve ran a successful Auto Service Centre in North Vancouver for many years before retiring to Kelowna. He decided to open Mr. Transmission which he ran until he retired for a second time. Steve and Joan were married for 56 years, raising their 5 children together. Steve was a member of the North Shore Business Men’s Club, the Vancouver Hungarian Club and briefly the Kelowna Gyro’s. He loved fishing and camping and later RVing down South for the winter.

He is predeceased by his parents Jozsef & Katalin Dubay and his daughter Cheryl. He is survived and will be missed by his loving wife Joan, Son; Steven Jr (Sarah), his Daughters; Sharleen Schiedel, Beverley (Chris) Lynch and Cathy (John) Douglas, Grandchildren; Chanelle, Shane (Leanne), Brent, Lindsay, Melissa, Kevin, Carly-Anne, Brandon, Danielle and Chantelle, Step-Grandchildren; Jaden, Josh and Jenna, 5 Great-Grandchildren and his Sister Kati of Hungary.

A Celebration of Life will take place at 1:00pm, Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the lakeview Heights Community Hall – 860 Anders Rd, West Kelowna.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Steve’s memory to the Kidney Foundation of Kelowna.

Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.hansonsfuneral.ca

Link: www.hansonsfuneral.ca
Condolence Messages
  • Jun 04, 2017
    Dear Joan and family, our condolences. I have a lot of fond memories of Steve and our times together. He was gentleman, a good husband to Joan and a good father to all his kids. I will miss him a great deal. I have known Steve for over 70 years. We were in the same class in elementary school in Hungary. After grade 8 we took a different path in our education but we stayed in contact. Following the Revolution, we both left Hungary (not together) and lost contact for a few years. We met again in Vancouver at a service station by chance. After that it was easy to stay in contact. He was a life long friend and we had a lot of fun together.
    Steve and Aldy Kristoffy
  • Jun 02, 2017
    Dear Joan & extended family,
    Ruth an I loved Steve too. Since first meeting him in 1992 we had a friendship that included many great times together. Steve was first-class all the way, in everything he did. Steve had integrity , honesty, and compassion. Steve is the kind of guy I would want to be "my Grandpa". Although we didn't see both of you as often as we all would have liked Joan, you KNOW that both of you will always have a special place in our hearts. God Bless you both, see you on the 17th.
    Rick & Ruth Daley
  • May 31, 2017
    Steve was always such a gentleman and a pleasure to chat with at Gyro functions.
    Miles and Jean Treadgold
  • May 30, 2017
    Joan and family,
    My wife Joyce and I first met Steve and Joan when we built and moved to Belcarra Estates, (upper Mission), Kelowna in 1991, where we were neighbours. Steve was a beautiful guy in all respects. One of the original "Good Ole Boys", at our monthly lunches, I will miss his quiet charm and sense of humour. So sorry Joan and family. My sincere condolences.
    Cam Driedger
  • May 30, 2017
    Dear Joan & family,
    I had the good fortune of meeting/reacquainting with Steve since Lynn & I retired to the Okanagan over 20 years ago. It was indeed a pleasure to belong to the "Old Boys monthly luncheon club" where Steve was a regular and keen participant. His sly wit, wisdom and relaxed manner will be missed but fondly remembered. A gentleman indeed.
    Our condolences,
    Bill & Lynn Deering
  • May 30, 2017
    Dear Joan and Family,
    So very sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Even though I only knew him briefly, he truly was a gentleman and a wonderful person.
    RIP Steve.
    Gaye Gatto
  • May 29, 2017
    Joan & family, we were sorry to hear about Steve's passing. Steve was a true gentleman & I always held him in high regard.
    Sincere condolences.
    Tony & Shirley McCarthy
    (Gyro Friends)
  • May 29, 2017
    Joan and family,
    Sorry to hear about Steve. Always enjoyed our conversations at Gyro and guess who's coming to dinner.
    Our condolences,
    Marie and Barrie Black