STEVE KOVACS passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 13th, 2005 in Princeton at the age of 41 years. Steve will be very lovingly missed by his wife Joanne of 21 years, two sons; Steve Jr. (age 16) and Michael (age 14), sister Mary McGowan of Kamloops and husband Robert, and their two children; son, Justin and daughter, Nisa, brother Andy Kovacs of Princeton and wife Donna, and their two daughters; Christina and Rene, sister Liz Weber of Calgary and husband Frank, and their son Dorian, also his family in Hungary and many friends. He was predeceased by his mother, Mary Kovacs and his father, Andrew Kovacs. Steve was born in Wells, British Columbia and had traveled to various mining communities in BC until 1972, when his family settled in Princeton. He graduated from Princeton Secondary School in 1981. Steve left home to join the Canadian Forces in 1982. During his time in the Forces, Steve had gone to Cyprus for peace keeping duties with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry. He was honurably discharged in 1985. Steve graduated from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, in the Respiratory Therapy field in 1995. He did his residency in the Windsor General Hospital and London’s Children’s Hospital. Steve then returned to Princeton in 1995, where he worked in the automotive industry. Steve was a member of the Model Aeronauties Association of Canada (MAAC), since 1994. His passion led him to organizing jet and scale airplane rallies in Princeton. Steve volunteered in schools to teach building rockets and planes. He was a devoted father to his two sons and was always there for them. He was very patient, kind and enjoyed spoiling them as much as possible. Steve will forever live in our hearts as the intelligent, gentle, kindhearted, wonderful man he was, and always cherished as the loyal husband, father, brother, friend and uncle. “We all miss him and love him terribly.” Funeral Service to be held at the United Church Hall in Princeton at 11:00 AM, Thursday, July 21st, 2005. Interment in the Princeton Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of HANSONS’ PRINCETON FUNERAL CENTRE 250-295-6102

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