March 18, 1966 ~ March 6, 2017
It is with great surprise and sadness we announce the sudden passing of a beloved family member Steven Alva Aldridge. Steven was a lifetime member of Williams Lake. He is survived by his son, Eric Aldridge and daughter Brooklyn; brother, Terry (Kara) Aldridge (children Jericho, Case), half-sibling Debbie Aldridge, and Chuck Aldridge. He is predeceased by Beverly Aldridge, Ronald Aldridge and Ed Thibault.
To Steve, the Cariboo Chilcotin was always home and his main source of adventure, but it didn’t stop there. Whether quading, 4x4ing or sitting and taking it all in, everything was worthy of deeper thought from the smallest stone beneath our feet to the most distant mountain peaks. Steven was a wealth of information, always full of humour, no matter where we traveled, an interesting fact or story was never far behind.
Often, he would take his son and the other children for adventures and speak of the names of trees, the formation of mountains, the legends and lore of the Chilcotin, and sometimes tease by telling tall tales like “How to speak Albertanese.” As such, he made a wonderful and proud grandfather to Brooklyn. With great love and pride, he looked forward to spending his later years with her; teaching her songs and stories, hiking and adventuring alongside her as he had so many times before.
For many, I think it’s safe to say our most treasured memories of Steven lies within his endless imagination and inquisitive nature. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. As they say, the good die young, and Steve left us all far too soon.
Our passing is an inevitability we have no power over. Our power, or rather our eternal life, lies within touching the lives of others. Steven Aldridge accomplished this. Reminding us he’s never far, Steve’s infectious laugh will ring sweet in our memories for eternity.
A Celebration of Life will be held, honouring Steven Alva Aldridge, at The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #139, Williams Lake, on April 7th at 4:00pm.
Those wishing to honour Steve’s memory by way of donation may do so to the Brain Injury Association.
Compassionate Care Funerals entrusted with all arrangements. 250-392-3336