Steven Steeves

Steven James Steeves

May 7, 1966 - July 27, 2020
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OWLS HEAD - Steven James Steeves, 54, passed away untimely on July 27, 2020 after complications from an emergency surgery. He will not be remembered for losing this fight but for his many victories and accomplishments in life.

Steven was a talented and hardworking man starting his restaurant career as a dishwasher with the Samoset Resort at 14 years of age, from then on the kitchen became his kingdom, his life, his passion. He attended the Culinary Institute of America, NY and completed an apprenticeship at the Balsams Resort, NH. While working endless hours doing what he loved, he also started a family that brought to this world his three daughters: Ashley, Autumn and Ammi. His creativity with food, unsurpassed work ethic, and devotion to cooking was infectious, as he mentored many young chefs during his career. Steven along with his wife Rada were fulfilling their dream at "Fresh" restaurant in Camden where Steven showed his vast culinary experience and strove for perfection.

Steven would always find the spark in his heart to do more for all the people that loved him and for his Higher Power. He found many priceless friendships in the Program that had been an important part of his life. While he wouldn't share details with his family for the privacy of his friends, we know that he helped multiple lives and many families.

Steven had clear convictions and a big heart. Those who knew him honored him and loved him for it. He was the salt and butter of any story, of any company, of any gathering and those were his favorite ingredients too! He could create magic out of nothing in the kitchen and in life.

Steven, we hope you are finding peace, we hope you are finally able to run and enjoy the wind, we hope you are having coffee with your best friend George, but we secretly hope you are watching over us too, because your passing has left a bottomless abyss in our hearts. We will miss you always.

Steven was predeceased by his father Richard D. Steeves and grandmother Norma Ames. He is survived by his wife Rada Valkova, daughters, Ashley Steeves and her husband Ryan, Autumn Bellefleur and her husband Dan, Ammi Ancona; grandsons, Ollivander Ancona, Valor Bellefleur; mother Judith Steeves; brothers, Richard Steeves Jr. and his wife Cheryl, Jamie Steeves and his wife Joanne; and a sister Jennifer Gillespie and her husband Uriah.

Steven was laid to rest privately at Achorn Cemetery in Rockland.

Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.
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    Monday August 3, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Monday August 3, 2020 12:00pm
    Achorn Cemetery
    Old County Road
    Rockland, ME 04841
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Darlene Roisum

Posted at 12:13am
I remember your kindness when we met one year at an Fall festival at South school. I am so very sad to hear about your passing. Rest in peace ❤️ 🙏 🕊️ Steven..
May you be looking down on us from heaven above...

Darlene Trussell Roisum 🥀🥀🥀

Paul and Eileen Morelli

Posted at 11:46am
With deepest sympathy,
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Paul Morelli

Posted at 11:41am
Dear Rada,
Our very sincerest sympathy to you and your family. Steve was an outstanding chef and a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Paul and Eileen Morelli

Dee Urquhart

Posted at 07:53am
So sad to lose such a talented chef, a friend of Bill W family and a kind hearted man. Comfort and Peace to family and friends.

Tamara Lumsden

Posted at 12:10pm
Though I have known Steve for only 2 years, I feel that I have known him forever thru George! They had a remarkable connection! I believe they shared things they could share with no one else! I truly believe they are together again! Rada, you were his rock and he absolutely adored you! Hold all the memories close to your heart! His daughters and grandchildren were his prize possession! I hope you are able to keep his memory alive with his fabulous “Fresh” My heart goes out to all and I wish you all the best! Steve is watching you! ❤️❤️❤️ Tamara (Holmes) Lumsden

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