the Lord called home our beloved husband, father and grandfather,
Arie (Eric) Stieva
aged 84 years
He will be dearly missed by
his beloved wife of 60 years,
Bryan & Catherine,
James & Lisa,
Madeline, Zachary, Eleanor, Jacob, and Jack
“... the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore” Psalm 121
Born in Aalsmeer, The Netherlands, Eric immigrated to Canada with his parents and brothers, in April 1953. Making his home in Beamsville and Grimsby, Eric was known by many in the community through his business Stieva Painting and Decorating and his work at the Beamsville Relay Station.
Eric loved spending time with his family, working in his garden, woodworking, and going on road trips. A quiet, kind man, Eric enjoyed reading and discovering how things worked. He was always willing to lend a hand with fixing or building things; he was the one you called to help you figure it out and to borrow the tool you needed. He also enjoyed the beauty of creation and could often be found sitting on his front step, listening to the birds, admiring his garden and watching the world. Loved ones were always welcome to sit alongside him. He was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.
The family wishes to send special thanks to the ICU medical staff at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, for their excellent care.