Steven Robert MacNay
A come and go celebration of Steve's life will be held at Ainsdale Golf Course on Sunday November 19, 2023 from 2-5 PM with memories shared at 3 PM.
In Memory of
Steven Robert MacNay
October 30th, 1957 - November 1st, 2023

Place of Death

Huron Shores Hospice, Tiverton


Steven Robert MacNay passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on November 1st, 2023 at Huron Shores Hospice, Tiverton after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 66 years old. 
 Steve had a love for life that will not be forgotten. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved spending his days socializing with family and friends, fishing, hunting, and traveling the world. His happiest days were spent living his dream traveling in his motorhome to the East Coast, and Florida. 
 Steve is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Mary A. MacNay and his mother Mary B. MacNay. He will be deeply missed by his children, Candice (Kyle) Wilson and Michael (Nicki) MacNay. Steve was a proud Papa of his three granddaughters: Evie, Poppy and Addi. Dear brother of Sharon MacNay and brother-in-law to Dianne (Brad) Rotteau, Al Matheson, Linda McQuillin, Tom (Pauline) Kempton, and Helen (Brian) VanOsch. Cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews.
 Predeceased by his father Robert A. MacNay, father-in-law Bill Kempton, mother-in-law Janet Kempton, brother-in-law Rick McQuillin and sister-in-law Sandra Matheson. 
Though Steve was taken from us too soon, we remember his quick witted humour and brilliant one-liners. He will be missed by many friends who were like family and the community in which he proudly called home. 
Heartfelt thanks to the team of Doctors: Dr. Michael Ott, and Dr. Michael Sanatani of London Health Sciences Center, and Dr. Damian Gunaratne for the compassionate care. A special thank you to Katrina Kruller, Steve’s favourite nurse. 
 Steve’s come and go Celebration of Life will be held Sunday November 19th, at Ainsdale Golf Course, Kincardine from 2-5pm.  Memories shared at 3 PM.  Casual attire is fine, and if desired, donations to the Kincardine Hospital Foundation or Huron Shores Hospice in Steve’s memory are greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.  


Please select one of the family's preferred charities:

  Huron Shores Hospice

 Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation

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Message from George and Gloria Coulter 2023-11-21 21:51:08
Dear Mary and your family. Please accept our sincerest sympathy for the loss of Steve. Know we are all thinking of you at this very sad time.
Message from Doug ward2023-11-19 08:25:00
My deepest condolences Mary and family. Steve was a great true friend. Rest in peace Steve
Message from Jamie Elliott2023-11-18 18:47:18
I was so sorry to hear about Steve. I did not know he was sick. He was a go od man. He will be missed by many.
Message from Mercedes weir2023-11-17 23:26:27
To know Steve is to love Steve! Firstly, I’d like to say thank you! Thank you for all the love and kindness you’ve shown me. Being part of your extended family has blessed my life in ways I can’t begin to explain. You were beyond a stand up man and shown me determination and fight beyond no other! Your wings were ready, but no one else was. You deserved better and so did the your family! Thank you for being you! Thank you for loving the way only you could! Rest peacefully now, you’ve earned it! Passed but never forgotten!!! We love you!
Message from Doug and Karen Martyn2023-11-17 09:16:13
To Mary and all your extended families. We would like to extend our sympathy to all of you at this time of loss. Knowing and working with Steve over the years brings back many treasured memories. His loss will be felt by many. Sorry we will not be able to be there on Sunday. Sincerely Doug, Karen and families.
Message from Ray Smith2023-11-16 08:57:30
Mary, Candice, Micheal our thoughts and prayers are with you please accept our condolences on Steves passing.
Message from John D Mackenzie2023-11-14 09:27:43
So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. My dad said he would always stop and chat with my him at the Amberley Store . My condolences to you and your family.
Message from Carol J Courtney2023-11-14 07:43:32
So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing Mary You both have fought a long hard battle together Your memories friends and loved ones will support you through this next journey Sending hugs and my sincere condolences to you and your family
Message from Nuala Galbraith 2023-11-13 13:36:27
Dear Mary and family. I'm so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. How sad you must all be feeling. Please pay along my condolences to Mary and Sharon. Thinking of you all and holding you in my heart.
Message from Joan and Mike Petersen2023-11-13 12:33:40
Mary,Candice,Mikey and all your families, We are so sorry that your good-byes had to come way too soon! Sending you all the hugs 🤗 you need and many for the days to come. Steve was such a wonderful man! Our condolences 💕
Message from Joan and Mike Petersen2023-11-13 07:52:51
Mary,Candice,Mikey and all your families, We are so sorry that your good-byes had to come way too soon! Sending you all the hugs 🤗 you need and many for the days to come. Steve was such a wonderful man! Our condolences 💕
Message from Joan and Mike Petersen2023-11-12 23:26:34
Mary,Candice,Mikey and all your families, We are so sorry that your good-byes had to come way too soon! Sending you all the hugs 🤗 you need and many for the days to come. Steve was such a wonderful man! Our condolences 💕
Message from Jim & Judith Chamberlain 2023-11-11 12:32:58
So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Message from Robin and Jim Ballantyne2023-11-10 13:15:17
Dear Mary, Words are just not enough. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Message from Todd C Thompson2023-11-09 15:42:20
Condolences to all of the family.
Message from Susan Stepnow Macleod2023-11-08 19:20:27
My deepest sympathy to Steve's family ... a good guy gone too soon, for sure!
Message from Kevin Parent2023-11-08 16:20:23
My condolences to Mary and family on cousin Steven’s passing. Though we haven’t crossed paths in a while I remember Steve back in our teen years as I would spend summers at my Grandfather Jack’s farm and Great Grandma Bertie’s cabin at the lake. Very fond memories! May he rest in the peace of our collective memories of him!
Message from John D Mackenzie2023-11-08 12:33:48
So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. My dad said he would always stop and chat with my him at the Amberley Store . My condolences to you and your family.
Message from CUSW BRUCE UNIT2023-11-08 08:21:14
Our sincerest sympathies from your fellow members in CUSW Bruce Unit.
Message from Dawna2023-11-08 08:11:12
Oh Mary, So sorry to hear about Steve's passing. Cherish the memories and hold on tight. Sending thoughts and prayers.
Message from Roy & Colleen Douglas 2023-11-08 06:24:06
Sending our most sincere condolences to you Mary and all your family. So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing.
Message from Barb PLETCH2023-11-07 12:57:32
Mary & family, So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Hold your memories dear. Our condolence & hugs to all. Barb & Kevin Pletch
Message from Jim and Donna Fishley2023-11-07 08:47:27
Condolences to you Mary and your family . So sad but remember all the good times . 🙏🙏🙏 Jim and Donna Fishley
Message from Ken Hoeper2023-11-07 06:17:44
Our Deepest Sympathy to Mary, Candice and Michael. We are going to miss Steve greatly. He was a great neighbour and friend. Ken, Annette, Peter and Anke Hoeper
Message from Marilyn Stewart2023-11-06 15:55:51
Mary, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. You made a beautiful family together, wrap your loving arms around each other for strength and to relive your many happy memories. Comforting hugs to you all.
Message from The ShopThing team 2023-11-06 10:28:20
Candice and the Macnay family, our deepest and heartfelt condolences. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. We are sending our love.
Message from paul and sandra primeau2023-11-06 09:39:42
Sending our Love and deepest sympathy to your family.
Message from Danielle Sutton 2023-11-06 06:25:38
Mary & Family, sending our deepest condolences. Russell & Danielle Sutton
Message from Jake & Betty Hunter2023-11-05 18:03:31
Mary &family. Our deepest condolences on your loss of Steve. He put up a long hard fight.
Message from Terry W Taylor2023-11-05 08:40:39
I am shocked and saddened by the news of Steves passing. Although I did not get to see Steve much in the last few years, I have fond memories of earlier times. He will be missed. Please say hello to Steves mother for me. Terry Taylor
Message from Donna Meriam2023-11-05 08:24:03
Cherish the memories. Only the young die young!
Message from Lana Dellandrea 2023-11-05 08:13:56
Our deepest sympathy.
Message from DARREN MACKAY2023-11-05 08:06:40
Mary and family very sorry to hear of Steves passing, we had a lot of fun at work, when we worked together at CMLF....
Message from Bruce Mackenzie2023-11-05 05:36:22
Please accept my condolences
Message from Phyllis Scott2023-11-04 20:34:21
Mary and families. Sincere condolences on Steve’s passing . Treasure the many years of memories. Phyllis & family
Message from Alec & Margie MacLennan and Family2023-11-04 17:57:06
Mary, Candace and Michael, Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We will cherish all those memories we made camping and carrying on as we did. Alec, Margie, Adam and Ben. XOXO
Message from Pam & Dale Armstrong2023-11-04 16:34:47
Mary & family: We were so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. Dale & Pam Armstrong
Message from Lyle & Maryn Virtue2023-11-04 14:50:54
Dear Mary and Family Sorry to hear of Steve,s passing. May your memories help you through this diffcult time Lyle & Marilyn Virtue
Message from Eugene & Edna Beitz 2023-11-04 14:19:23
Eugene and I send our heartfelt condolences to you Mary and family on the passing of a husband, father,, and grandfather. We are the parents -in- law of Mary Stanley Beitz, and met you several times through Mary. This is always a sad difficult time in our lives. We remember you all in our thought and prayers.
Message from Ria Middelkamp2023-11-04 13:14:13
To the MacNay and Kempton Families, My sincere condolences with the loss of Steve. He will be missed.
Message from Faye Bell2023-11-04 12:58:38
My heartfelt sympathy Mary to you and your family - wishing I could be there for you the way that you and Steve were for me in my time of need - just know that I am thinking of and praying for you. Such a huge loss, way to young - Faye Bell
Message from Judy Clark2023-11-04 12:25:12
Mary and family,sending my sincerest condolences to each one of you, you are in my thoughts. [Jackie & Ronda s ,sister ]
Message from Diane & Bill Clubb2023-11-04 12:12:19
Condolences to all of Steve’s Family, the life of a gentleman well remembered.
Message from BeTty me donagh2023-11-04 11:09:20
Hugs too the entire family. Love you all my condolences and prayers too you all.
Message from Rick & Debbie McGillivray2023-11-04 10:42:26
Mary, we are sincerely sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Rick and Debbie McGillivray
Message from June quinn2023-11-04 09:53:43
A man loved by many has slipped his earthly bounds to reunite with those he loved before his passing. Steve was a great guy and he and Mary a perfect match, sadness shall envelope all who loved him but his memory will be strong for us all. RIP Steve you gave it your all and your struggle is over. My deepest condolences June & Don Quinn
Message from Wayne & Kathleen (Colling) Bauer2023-11-04 09:50:23
Dear Mary, we are so sorry to hear this news of Steve's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, especially during these next difficult days. Steve was so well-liked and his life well-lived.
Message from Mark Becker2023-11-04 09:27:39
Mary & family Please accept my sincere condolences and know that you are in my thoughts at this difficult time.
Message from Gail and Brian Johnson2023-11-04 08:15:55
No words I can say can make this sad time easier for you but please know so many others share your pain at the loss of your Steve. May treasured memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. Sending love and hugs to all of you. Sincerely Gail and Brian Johnson
Message from Belinda Jackson2023-11-04 07:58:31
Candice my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May your father rest in peace and May your beautiful memories help to comfort you all.
Message from Julie Deans2023-11-04 07:13:12
My deepest sympathies to all of Steve's loved ones. He will be missed.
Message from Patricia Farrish2023-11-04 06:11:17
Mary, Mikey, Candice and families....My heart breaks for all of you...I wish I could take your pain away...hopefully, you can all take comfort in support from all who knew Steve...I feel very privileged to have called Steve my friend, and will always remember him with a smile...
Message from Don Farrish2023-11-03 23:21:59
Mary Candice Mikey and Mary Steve and I started school together 60 years ago and have been friends ever since. We had a lot if good times. You know you are friends when you can get blood all over his new car and he does not get mad. We had a big Nascar rivalry he loved calling me and asking why all the M&M's were spilled all over the track I knew my guy had crashed. When we went on our trips down east and out west he wanted us to take lots of pictures and send them to him because they were trips he wanted to do but could'nt . We even got him a get well picture signed by Jamie Davis from one of Steve's favourite shows. We said our good byes last fall before Coop and I went to Florida. When we got home the first place I went before unpacking was to see Steve. We spent nearly every day together when we got back from Florida this spring. Sorry Mary for introducing him to online auctions. We said good bye again 7 weeks ago but you hung on I think it was because of our Nascar trip to Martinsville. We said good bye again the week before you passed. We talked everyday about it and what the track and camping was like. We talked again after the race was over I felt that I went to that race for you. This Sunday as much as I hate to admit it I will be cheering for your driver Kyle Larson. After what you have been through the last 6 years you are the toughest SOB I have ever known not only that you were my best friend. God dam I'm going to miss you. Till we meet again at a Nascar race. Love you buddy
Message from Sara Waddell2023-11-03 22:50:06
I'm so sorry to Candice and her family on such a tragic loss. My heart goes out to you all.
Our deepest sympathy to all on the of Steven. He will be greatly missed by all.
Message from Annette and Leroy Drennan2023-11-03 19:46:38
Our sincere condolences to all of Steve’s family . He was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who knew him
Message from Christie Messenger-MacGregor2023-11-03 19:34:22
Mary and family, our heartfelt condolences to you and the MacNay/Kempton family. Steve will be missed by so many.
Message from Jim and Mary Murr2023-11-03 19:32:37
Our deepest sympathy to all Steve's family.
Message from Laurie and Mike Gallant2023-11-03 19:31:55
Mary and family, when things like this happen , it seems like there is never the right words to say. Remember the “Kempton clan” has big loving hearts to help you and your family through these sad times. Our sincerest condolences.
Message from Janet Shaw2023-11-03 19:15:34
Dear Mary & Family: My condolences to you and your Family. Many memories of Steve and Lloyd Catto at the safety shop at CMF. I’m sure he’s in a happy place now with his Family. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Janet Shaw ox
Message from Diane Small2023-11-03 19:07:02
Mary and family, you are in my thoughts.
Message from Pam Clarke2023-11-03 19:02:29
Mary and family, my sincere condolences. I am very sorry for your loss.
Message from Dianne McEachnie2023-11-03 18:56:33
Mary my deepest sympathy to you and your family . My thoughts and prayers are with you. Dianne
Message from Steve and Kelly Mcpherson 2023-11-03 18:50:50
Mary and family We are so sorry for your loss. Steve has fond memories back when they use to play for the Pine River baseball team. Keeping you in our thoughts.
Message from Barb McKenzie 2023-11-03 18:39:00
I was so very sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Stevie was one of a kind and such a wonderful person. There isn't anything he wouldn't do for you. He will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to Mary, Candace and Mikey and their spouses and family. May he rest in peace. Heaven just got a great angel.
Message from Richard and Lisa Hyde2023-11-03 18:19:13
Sending condolences to you Mary and all the family with the loss of Steve.
Message from Randy and Laurie Alton 2023-11-03 18:00:57
Mary and family all our sympathy for your loss. Steve was such a gentleman and would always have a kind word to say when we met.
Message from Sally Harrison2023-11-03 17:41:39
Mary & Family; so very sorry to hear of your loss. May many happy memories fill the days & weeks ahead. Thinking of you & yours with love Sally
Message from Liz and David Dadson2023-11-03 16:54:06
Dear Mary and family, Our sincere condolences in the loss of your dear husband, father and grandfather, Steve. Gone way too soon. May God comfort you through the difficult days ahead. Liz and David Dadson
Message from Dorothy Powell2023-11-03 16:39:14
Oh Mary, I am so sorry to read this. You were such a close family. Hang on to all those beautiful memories. You had so many good times. I will be thinking of you all in the days ahead. Hugs to you!
Message from Diane & Bill Molnar2023-11-03 16:30:19
Mary and family - Our heart breaks for you and your family; keeping you all our prayers as you navigate through this tremendous loss. 💔
Message from CHARLENE CARRICK2023-11-03 16:14:31
Our condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss. Steve will be missed.
Message from Kathy Elder2023-11-03 15:56:22
Sending our deepest sympathy to the entire family. So very sorry for your loss. Bill and Kathy Elder
Message from Betty Johnstone2023-11-03 15:34:52
Mary and family, Sending sincere condolences regarding Steve’s passing. His smile and friendly face brighten the day whenever he visited the office.
Message from Gordon MacNay & Family2023-11-03 14:54:13
Our sincere condolences to Mary A., Mary B., Candice (Kyle) Wilson and Michael (Nicki) MacNay and the lovely Grandchildren. He will be missed and never forgotten.
Message from Una MacDonald.2023-11-03 14:41:28
My deepest condolences to you Mary and your loving family who will be there to support you in every way possible. He was great man and fought hard. Hugs to all
Message from Dennis & Donna Bridge2023-11-03 14:08:59
Our deepest sympathy to all family.
Message from Robertand Karen Eliott2023-11-03 14:02:05
Huge hugs to you, Mary. Steve was a man who all admired. We loved his quick wit, his kind soul, and his love for his family and friends. Our thoughts go out to all of Steve's family. We know how much he will be missed by you and his community.Sending our sincere condolences at this time.
Message from Judi Brown and Dave MacKenzie 2023-11-03 13:40:32
Mary and Family Our condolences on Steve’s passing. Cherish all your special memories. Thinking of all of you. Judi & Dave