May 25, 1958 – January 17, 2020
Sadly, we announce the loss of Steve Coates at the age of 61.
Steve passed away peacefully at home with family by his side.
Steve was predeceased by his parents, Pete Coates, Beth Johnson, his Stepfather Dennis Johnson, his brothers Max and Terry Johnson. He will always be remembered and missed by his son and daughter Shelby and Katlyn Coates. Their mother Connie Wethal, his partner Kim Vanden Hoek, her children Casey and Kristen. By siblings Frank Coates, Keith (Marlene) Coates, Cam (Georgina) Coates, Patsy Robins,
Bruce (Cherye) Johnson, Bill (Patty) Coates, Kelly (Rod) Cameron, Jenny (Don) McInroy, Dale (Michelle) Johnson, Grant (Deb) Coates, Tim (Misty Hunsbeht) Johnson. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts & uncles. Steve was a hard worker and enjoyed his working life in the various positions he held. He was a certificated carpenter and industrial painter, but mostly worked as an Independent Contractor. Unfortunately, he was involved in a logging accident on July 18, 2016 and suffered life threatening injuries. Since that time, he had been fighting for survival and he did that with a kind, stubborn, strong positive attitude, without one day of complaint.
His passion was acquiring the Kildonan Lodge in 2014; he found his happiness there with Family, Friends and Clients.
The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the wonderful people that helped Steve from co-workers, Air ambulance, Doctors, nurses, care aides, and everyone who loved and helped to care for Steve during his last years of life.
A Celebration of life will be held at 3 -5 pm on Saturday January 25, 2020 at the Cherry Creek Hall, 3720 Moore Rd Port Alberni BC.
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