Sunday, July 08, 2007

Steve Spicer

I was saddened by the death of my good friend, Steve Spicer. He was the founder of Spicer Corporation and Printeron. He was 46. Very tragic.

From the KW Record:

(Jul 7, 2007) -- SPICER, Steven - Suddenly, at his residence in Kitchener, Ontario, on Thursday, July 5, 2007 at age 46. Beloved son of Louise Spicer and the late Dalton Spicer (2005). Loving brother of Lynn Hammett and her husband Richard. Loved uncle of Ellen, Claire, Marion and Jack. Dear nephew of Katrina MacAloney, Verna Hatfield (Glendon), Isabelle Doyle (Robert) and Marvis McNair. Also predeceased by his uncle, John Parkes (2006). Mr. Spicer was President and C.E.O. of Spicer Corporation and Printeron. He was an avid hunter and was a member of Y.P.O the Young Presidents Organization. Mr. Spicer was a driving force in the technology community for the past 25 years. His innovation and drive will be sadly missed. Friends are invited to visit the family at the H.L. Cudney Funeral Home , 241 West Main Street, Welland, on Monday, July 9, 2007 from 7 - 9 p.m. and Tuesday, July 10, 2007 from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 3 p.m. in the Cudney Chapel conducted by Reverend Graham Thorpe. Interment will follow in Pleasantview Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Steve was very serious (like me). His fastidious nature caused him a lot of stress in life. He so much wanted his business to succeed and was stressed when things were not perfect. Although he was serious, he did often do adventure trips. His adventures were mostly hunting trips.

Things like this make me realize how mortal we are.

Live in the present.


At 10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Our hearthfelt condolences go out to you and Steves family and friends. Althought we never met him, definitely understand the loss of a close friend and likely Kindred spirit.


At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's very sad. My first Tech Job was at Spicer Corporation. He was a great guy that I really looked up to and learned a lot from.

At 6:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We grieve with you. Thank for sharing your loss so we have the opportunity to pray for you and the family.

At 3:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our paths crossed years ago, as we had met thru aquaintances. I would run into Steve sometimes at the grocery store, other times at the mall or out at restuarants. We hadn't bumped into each other for quite some time now. Today I came across this tragic news online and my heart is saddened. I will remember Steve as a respectful, generous, yet humble, focused, and well frankly, just plain 'nice' guy, who always said hi.
God Bless you Steve, and may you rest in peace.

At 4:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is my first time on a blog!
I have been a business owner for 20 plus years and Steve Spicer was a great customer of mine. The message here is clear. We business leaders have to make time to relax, exercise, eat right and most important spend time with our family. These are all important leadership qualities as well...

At 12:15 PM, Anonymous Louise Mallory said...

I just discovered today that Steve had died, while looking through alumni listings for Waterloo classmates. Thanks for providing another glimpse of who he was.


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