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Born: Oct 31, 1951

Date of Passing: Jan 09, 2020

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October 31, 1951 - January 9, 2020

It is with sadness, that the family announce the sudden passing of Steven on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at the Beausejour Hospital.
Steven leaves behind his wife Lynn of 46 years, two daughters, Lisa Gagne (Dan) and Robin Bourke (Shane) and son Mark Fosty (Kandace) and six beautiful grandchildren, Coen and Loch Gagne, Seth and Reese Bourke and Maxton and Logan Fosty.
He also leaves behind sisters, Gloria Crognali (Rene) and Mildred Betker (Wilf), as well as sisters-in-law, Dianna Fosty and Cindy Fosty, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Dan and Anne Fosty, and his brothers, Richard Fosty and Bob Fosty.
Steven was born on October 31, 1951 in Beausejour, Manitoba and spent the majority of his life living on the family farm in the Glenmoor area. A good part of the 1970s were spent in Winnipeg during which he married and started his family. Farming was his passion and when the opportunity arose in 1979 to move back to his childhood home, he was able to begin his true calling as a farmer. He worked tirelessly on the farm and trucked on the ice roads in the winter. He was proud to be the third generation on the family farm and very happy to know his son was going to carry it on to the fourth with the possibility of his grandsons carrying it on to the fifth. He was always thinking ahead.
Steven loved to fish and most of the summer family holidays were at lakes near enough for him to take a quick drive home to check the crops. He also loved to hunt and usually had a yearly deer or moose hunt with his friends. There were many good times had in the moose shacks up north. I know there are many good stories those hunters never shared with their wives.
When the children got older he took advantage of the time off in winter to travel. Usually to warmer climates. A lot of good memories and good friends were made on these trips.
Steven was very proud of his grandchildren and his biggest joy came from their visits. He spent hours building race tracks, fixing quads and dune buggies, and stocking up on favourite foods in preparation for their visits.
Steven was taken from us suddenly and unexpectedly on January 9, but we know the road ahead for him would not have been the road he chose. We thank God for giving him peace and for the time we had with him.
We thank Dr. Van Rensburg, the staff at East Gate Lodge and at the Beausejour Hospital for taking good care of Steven and helping us try to understand and deal with this terribly unfair disease (Dementia).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Beausejour Hospital TV Fund or the Alzheimers Society.
Cremation will take place and as per Steven's wishes there will not be formal funeral.

& CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
204-268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 14, 2020

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • My condolences for your loss . - Posted by: Luigi Fracassi (friend) on: Jan 20, 2020

  • Our deepest sympathies to Lynn and family. We are very sad to hear of Steven's passing. We enjoyed many laughs over the years and David so enjoyed the fishing trips he shared with Steven. - Posted by: Nicole Forsyth (friends) on: Jan 19, 2020

  • With Sincere Sympathy... Praying for your family during this time of loss. - Posted by: Tony Magnifico & family (Friend to family & Uncle to Gloria ) on: Jan 16, 2020

  • Sorry to see that you have passed my friend. You and the other fellows in our commercial class made high school fun. - Posted by: Jo Ann Klimchuk (High school friend) on: Jan 15, 2020

  • Our condolences to the family. We have many memories of sharing stories and laughter with Steve. - Posted by: Dick and Colleen Weibel (Friends) on: Jan 14, 2020

  • Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with the Fosty family , - Posted by: Romolo & Adele Fracassi ( Friends) on: Jan 14, 2020

  • We were saddened to hear of Steven’s sudden passing. Sending our condolences and comforting hugs to Lynn and Lisa, Robin and Mark. Gone too soon...he is now at peace. - Posted by: Maurice and Nicole Gagné (Lisa’s in-laws) on: Jan 14, 2020

  • Our deepest sympathies are with you Lynn and your family. Steven will be missed. - Posted by: Pat Johnson and Larry Johnson (Friends) on: Jan 14, 2020

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