Bush, Ronald Stephen (Steve)
May 17, 2020

Bush, Ronald Stephen (Steve)
August 16, 1955 –May 17, 2020

Steve was born to the late Winona Clara Smollett and Ronald Henry James Bush in Verdun, Quebec, before moving to Pierrefonds at the age of 8 where he then lived for the majority of his life.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years Lisa Byer-de Wever; daughters Chelsea, Caitlyn & Cassandra; sister Wendy (Steve Lister); brother Randy (Anne De Silva); and their respective children: Daniel & Courtney (Lister) and Jacqui & Ronni (Bush). Steve is also survived by his in-laws Juliette & Tony Byer-Dewever; brother-in-law Ric and nieces Anya & Natalya; as well as extended family and friends.
A lover of sports from an early age, he was nicknamed “Turk” after his favorite hockey player. Steve was a member of the North Shore Hockey and football teams growing up, as well as an avid golfer, baseball player and Olympics enthusiast.
An alumnus of Riverdale High School and John Abbott College, Steve went on to get certified in Business Management and Public Relations at McGill and Concordia Universities. Some of his most memorable careers include: manager of the Maples Inn nightclub, Corporate Travel Manager at CAE, as well as President of ACTE and CBTA associations. His passion for landscaping and renovations allowed him to work alongside his brother, nephew and best friend/brother-in-law for many years, and additionally acted as Office Manager for his father-in-law’s dental clinic most recently.
Steve was a man of great faith, science and spirituality and was a member of Ste. Genevieve United Church and the Montreal United Church Cursillo Movement where he served in many leadership roles. He was also a founding member of musical groups Community and Stillwater.
Steve was a passionate traveler, a lifelong student of philosophy and history, as well as a proud friend of Bill and Bob for 37 years. He loved to write and paint, and to tell jokes; good and bad alike.
His family would like to thank St. Mary Hospital’s oncology and palliative teams, Saint Columba House, NOVA West Island, the West Island Palliative Care Residence and Ste. Genevieve United Church for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any of these organizations. Note that a celebration of life will take place once COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.
You’ll see Steve in sunsets and on the wind … God be with you ‘til we meet again.



Celebration of life


10 responses

  1. Joseph Oluwafemi Olasina

    May 23, 2020 at 9:35 am

    It’s just been so sad that i will never see you again on this planet earth uncle Steve as me and my wife Bisi always called you,with the little time we spent together and you always been telling me Joseph everything will be ok for me and my family on our immigration status,it’s so sad that i wont see you to share our testimony which i believe God will make it happen soon.
    Anyway who are we to question God ?
    Rest at the right hand of the lord forever.

  2. Aaron Miechkota

    May 23, 2020 at 9:36 am

    Rest in peace Steve. May you be surrounded by the angels in heaven as you were on earth.

  3. Martha Nell Thomson

    May 23, 2020 at 11:02 am

    No Words possible – just lots of love to Lisa and family!!!!

  4. Susan Heckman

    May 23, 2020 at 11:23 am

    May you RIP Steve Till we meet again DeColorus sincere condolences to the family

  5. Shaelyn Gaskin

    May 23, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Rest in peace forever Uncle Steve❤️ Love you!

  6. Diane Ellison

    May 23, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    May all the love and grace that were the cornerstones of his life and relationships, surround all those who now feel his absence. Warm thoughts and prayers.

  7. Ann Gaskin

    May 23, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    Gone way too soon, sorrow for us here, but celebrations in his new and eternal life with his Mom, Dad, Grandparents, and friends that have gone before him. Lisa your promise to him was kept..till death to you part, your love and strength through his journey was enormous. Steve was one of the most gentle kind individual to know. I love him and will miss him, but will cherish the memories we have shared in the family. RIP Steve… (No Smoking, Diet Coke only) Love you. Auntie Ann

  8. Deena Gaskin and Peter Gaskin

    May 24, 2020 at 9:35 am

    We will remember Steve as a kind and gentle man who loved his wife, Lisa, our niece, and his girls, Chelsea, Caitlin and Cassandra very much. Steve loved being in the country and we will always be able to picture him sitting quietly on the porch at the cottage in the early hours of the morning, just soaking in the peace and solitude. Broke all of our hearts to loose you Steve. Love always, Uncle Peter and Auntie Deena and family.

  9. Patrick Tee

    May 24, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    I am shocked and saddened by the news of Steve’s passing, especially since I’d had the impression he was doing well and even recovering.  Whenever I had reason to visit his dental office, I always found him most welcoming, courteous, informed, and on the ball.  Because of his passing, I feel that much the poorer.  My deepest condolences to Steve’s family and to all those who cared for him. Farewell, Steve.   Patrick Tee.   

  10. Toni Stokes

    May 25, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    Lisa, Wendy and family, my sincere condolences on Steve’s passing. May he form a new musical group in heaven to share his gift with those on the other side. Thinking of you and sending prayers as you mourn his loss and go through a grieving process. We are fortunate in times like this to have families and our faith to support us.


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