Aug. 9, 1934 – Dec. 1, 2013

Passed away peacefully at home in Port Alberni, surrounded

by his loving family. Born in Abbotsford, BC, Steve was the youngest and last remaining of the fourteen children of Andras and Apollonia Terepocki.

He is predeceased by sisters Rose Szemens, Elizabeth Brozer, Margaret Zomar, Anne Rikley, Irene Gardener and Regina Laxton, and by his brothers Louie, Joe, Mike, Johnny, Jimmy, Andy and Frank. Steve is survived and sadly missed by his beloved wife Jeannine (Jean) of 58 years, and daughters Cindy Eland (Chris), Gail Brewer (Kerry) and Janet

McPherson (Malcolm); grandchildren Britta, Sophia, Amanda, Natasha, Hayden, Steven, Julia, David, Andrew, and Laura; great-grandsons Arthur and Samuel; and many other in-laws, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the extended family, especially Rose and Vic Taulu, to our wonderful friends, and to the hospital staff at the Port Alberni and Nanaimo Hospitals for their incredible compassion, care and support during this past year.

A funeral mass and celebration of Steve’s life will be held at the Holy Family Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church, 4731 Burke Road, Port Alberni, BC on Monday, December 16 at 11:00 AM; reception to follow in the parish hall. Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul or a charity of your


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