Kent Stepaniuk

April 16, 2013

By Contributor

On Saturday, April 13, 2013, Kent Stepaniuk passed away in his sleep after a brief but valiant fight against cancer.

He is survived by his wife and love of his life of 44 years, Gretchen; two sons, Brian and Scott; along with his two beloved grandchildren Mallory and Leland; and his two daughters-in-law, Melissa and Kristin.

He was preceded in death by his eldest son Stephen.

Born May 6, 1947, in Beausejour, Manitoba, my father lived a full and complete life riding his Harley, traveling the world and raising a family. After moving to the U.S., he met his future bride at 16 and the two have been inseparable ever since.

My father graduated from Washington State University in 1970 and then ran his own business for more than 20 years, retiring in 1999. Having a special gift of being able to speak with anyone from any walk of life, my father made many friends throughout his life. His love and devotion to his family and friends is unmatched. His guidance, love and support will be dearly missed.

There is no service planned. Please make any remembrances in his honor to esophageal cancer research or the Evergreen Hospice, 12822 124th Lane N.E., Kirkland WA, 98034. Thank you, Dad. Go Cougs!

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2 Responses to “Kent Stepaniuk”

  1. Bob Conner on April 17th, 2013 12:11 pm

    Gretchen,
    So sad to hear about Kent passing. We lost an amazing human, a friend to all, and one who made the losing M’s games tolerable! Ride the wind Kent, you’ll be missed down here!
    Anything you need Gretchen, I’m just a phone call away 206 229 6614
    Love to you,
    Sheriff Bob

  2. Judy Nyberg on June 21st, 2014 4:23 pm

    Gretchen,
    We just today learned of Kent’s passing. I remember so well my birthday present you guys gave me for my 50th and the drink you bought me in Chelan for my granddaughter’s birthday. What good times we have had. Know that w are thinking of you and your terrible loss.
    Love, Judy

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