We’re heartbroken to announce the death of our deeply beloved husband, father and brother, Steven Constantine Dubitz. Steve was predeceased by his parents: Constantine and Hannah (Aulin) Dubitz, and nephew David Becker. He is survived by his wife, Mary Dalgarno-Dubitz, daughter Kristel (Dave) Dubitz, sister Maxine (Dennis) Mucha, sisters-in-law Betty (Dale) Becker, Eileen (George Carlin) Boscher, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Steve was born in Kamloops. His working career started when he was young, shoveling sawdust, wheat and numerous other tasks for his dad. As a teenager he worked summers taking tourists out for trail rides at Saratoga Resort. In his late teens and early twenties he worked on a paving crew for Dawson Construction. He and his father started their own general contracting company, Stecon Contractors Ltd. Steve’s backhoe, heading to or from a job, was a familiar site on the back roads. Although Chase was his home base, he worked throughout the province blasting and setting power poles, changing rails or ties for the railroad, installing waterlines and septic systems within the region. No job was too big or too small.
Steve loved to ‘rattle a person’s chain’, in other words, he was a tease – but in a kindly manner. The one who received the brunt of this razzing was his sister Maxine. In 1986 Steve and Mary met, fell head over heels in love and were married. In 1988 they were blessed with their beautiful ‘gift from God’ and the apple of Steve’s eye, his daughter Kristel. Anyone who knew him knows how proud he was of her.
Steve was an avid reader and prospector, in his younger days he loved to have the odd sociable. Steve lived life exactly as he wanted – he had an indomitable spirit and a zest for life that ensured most who came into contact with him walked away feeling uplifted. He was renowned for his smile, kind-heartedness and love of all creatures. He was a strong, gentle man who strove to make everyone’s day a little brighter. He was never impressed by the amount of money a person had, but rather by the strength of their character – as a result, he has friends too numerous to count.
A memorial and celebration of Steve’s life will be held at the Chase Community Hall on Friday, November 7th at 11:00 am.
Online condolences may be sent through Steven’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC.