April 4, 2023
TANFIELD, Steve – Peacefully at the Louise Marshall Hospital on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at the age of 80. Loving husband of Dawn Tanfield. Cherished father of Shelby Tanfield (Brent P.). Dear brother-in-law of Kerry (Christine) Ross. Remembered by his friends: Scotty, Rob (Becky), Jorge and Ricky.
Steve was a fascinating, innovative, and dedicated man. A true car aficionado, with a passion for cars and bikes. His commitment to his craft was admirable. He was always working on a project, trying and learning new techniques, or installing a new part. He was always up for a challenge.
Whenever he entered a car show with one of his builds, he would hands-down win. Steve enthusiastically attended swap meets and car shows knowing that he would discover cool and rare car paraphernalia. When he wasn't working on cars, he was usually going on fun-filled road trips with his buddies to pick up cars or car parts. Steve’s passion for cars was only rivaled by his love for his family.
You could also find him chopping down a tree or getting firewood ready for the next winter. Steve was the life of the party and was always laughing.
A come-and-go celebration of Steve’s life will be held at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest, on Sunday, April 16th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. with words of remembrance at 2:00 p.m. In keeping with Steve’s style, casual attire (t-shirts and jeans) is welcome. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Steve are asked to consider a charity of one’s choice.
Sorry for your loss!
Steve did a great job founding Fathers For Justice - Kitchener.
A lovely man and human being. His understanding and love for others was and is impeccable.
Lucky you Dawn to have had him share his life with you and others to this day and forever.
Our deepest sympathies to Dawn and Shelby, and condolences to everyone who knew and loved Steve. I'll always remember him for his calm confidence, friendly good-humor, and his incredible knowledge of cars and bikes. He'll be deeply missed.— Chris Holden, April 16, 2023
our heartfelt condolences to Dawn , family and friends . Steve was a great guy, thanks for the memories, may you rest in peace my friend— Steven Sudeyko and Lisa Cherrey, April 14, 2023
Dawn. So sorry to hear of your loss. What a great guy. Steve always had a big friendly smile and will surely be missed but never forgotten. Hold onto all of those fun memories in your days ahead. I am sure you have lots!! Miss you my friend. Heather— Heather Walker, April 10, 2023
I miss you so much Daddy - How can this be real :(— Shelby, April 9, 2023
Dawn-- Thinking of you and your family. He will be missed--- but always remembered.
Vern and Mary Ruth Job
Dawn and Family
We met Steve about 50 years ago at the airport. He was a bundle of fun and helpful to friends in need. We bought a 1970 Dodge Dart from him 37 years ago and "STILL " have it in the Family. We are saddened at his passing. May he rest in peace.
So sad to hear of Steve’s passing. Always a pleasure to have a chat at the coffee shop and he was always there to help out if he could.
Our deepest condolences !
Dawn, Shelby, from my family to yours, we send big hugs and our deepest condolences. I will always cherish Steve’s unforgettable laughs, antics and just overall his positive energy. I will deeply miss The Gravity man!
Dawn and Shelby I am so sorry for your loss. The first time I met Steve and Dawn was when they owned a little piece of land outside of Conn. It happened to be next to the little shack we called home. I walked out to say hi as they wandered the field. We became friends that day. I remember, like so many, his big smile,and his crushing hugs. I can hear his voice so clearly" Hi Kath!" and when he called Dawn "lovey". The days when he would bring Dawn tea in bed each morning.
Steve's kindnesses will be remembered by many. His talent with cars was more art than mechanics and I am sure many of his masterpieces will be on the roads for years to come. Rest peacefully, Steve.
Steve we had many good times, laughs and hugs, Rest in Peace, gonna miss ya!!
Steve and Kathy Kirk
DAWN & Shelby my sincere condolences and big hugs Dawn, Steve was a great guy. He always made me smile everytime I saw him. Rest in Peace Steve 🌹— Sheri Johnson, April 5, 2023
My deepest condolences Dawn and family Steve was an amazing person and I remember his laugh and generosity well. He will be truly missed. Unfortunately I will be out of the country on the 16th and will not be able to attend the celebration of his life. May he rest in peace ☮️❤️❤️— Ken Nind, April 5, 2023
Dawn, Shelby, and family. I have many fond memories of Steve. From parties and bike rides to just spending quiet days at your house together. Our friendship spans many years, and we spent a lot of time watching our children grow up together. I loved Steve’s bearhugs even though sometimes they hurt, but they were wonderful. He was always quick with a smile and a laugh and made me feel welcome. He always gave his honest opinion no matter what the subject was without sugarcoating it. He will be remembered with much love and fondness. My deepest condolences are sent your way with big hugs. Rest in peace, Steve.
I have known Steve for 50 years. I met both Steve and Dawn while working at the airport. I attended their wedding and we celebrated many milestones together. We shared many fun times together in the early years. My sincere condolences to my dear friend Dawn and to Shelby. May Steve Rest in Peace. XO— Stephanie Weiler, April 5, 2023
To all of Steve's family,
Lori and I are sorry to hear of Steve's passing. He was a ficture in Mt. Forest for a lot of years. I had a lot in common with him being involved in Auto Refinish busness for 45 years.
Our deepest condolences to you all.
Steve will be missed !
Dawn, so sorry to hear about Steve. I think the last time we saw Steve was at Flea Market in Dundalk. Met up with him at several local car shows over the years. He was a really great guy.— John and Judy Lammert, April 5, 2023
My sincere condolences to Dawn & family and all Steve's friends. I only met Steve a few times. He was such a nice guy. To all who knew him I'm sure they will Treasure those Memories and those Memories will become the Greatest Treasures of all.