Stephen “Steve” Poyiatzi
June 16, 1946 to September 24, 2021
Stephen Poyiatzi, who was born in Bath, England, passed away peacefully at the Palmerston Hospital, Palmerston, Ontario. He was surrounded by his wife and family. Leaving to mourn; his loving wife of 52 years, Carolene, daughter Catherine (John) Tucker, son Brad (Kelli) Poyiatzi, Grandchildren; Megan, Jeffery, Tyler (Kelsey), Stephen Ryan, Jonathan, Lauren (Travis), Caleb, Abigail, Chloe, Ethan, Great-Grandchildren; Calibre and Thomas. Also, leaving to mourn, brother Markos “Mick” (Jennifer), sister in law Sandra (Brian), brother in law Clark, numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents, Kyriakos & Augusta Poyiatzi, brother, Andreas “Andy” Kyriakou and sister in law Larraine Smith.
Steve fought the debilitating disease of Leukemia with great courage and conviction; always putting his best foot forward. His love for life was infectious and set the standard for his family to follow. He was a dedicated and loving husband, a thoughtful father who made sure his kids had everything he never did. Becoming a Pappou and then Propappous was the highlight of his life. He was very proud of his accomplishments which included volunteering with the Boy Scouts of Canada and later with the Civitan Club and their work to help those with special needs and other humanitarian causes. He enjoyed his career which took him to many different locations; from Ontario to Pennsylvania to Virginia and back home to Ontario. During his time in Drayton he had such passion for greeting new people, whether at the local grocery store or Drayton Theater. He enjoyed roughing it in his air conditioned, 42-foot trailer, lol, where he made numerous life long friends.
As per Steve’s request, cremation has taken place. He will be home again soon.
Heartfelt thanks to all of the Doctors, special mention to Dr. Reed, Dr. MacEachern, Dr. Peterkin and to all of the Nurses who touched his life, we thank you.