et lux perpetua luceat ei.
Requiescat in pace, Steven. Amen.
At St. John’s Cathedral we mourn with Steven’s family – especially Karen and Don and Katie – and friends and hold you all in our prayers. We are pleased to welcome you on Tuesday in this time of terrible tragedy and unspeakable loss. We want to offer in every way that we are able the healing peace of Christ, in pain that now must feel unbearable, and the light of Christ in darkness which now must seem impenetrable.
Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord,
and let light perpetual shine upon him.
Rest in peace, Steven. Amen.
SATURDAY, 7 DECEMBER 2013
It is with heartbreaking sorrow that we announce the passing of Steven Andrew Hurst: our son, brother, and friend, on December 4, 2013. He will be sadly missed by his mother and father: Karen and Don Hurst and his sister, Katie; grandparents Keith and Doreen Routley; Uncles: Greg (Maureen) and David (Sharon) Routley; Auntie Tanis Mulder (Dan), cousins, and special friend Rachel Brooker. He was predeceased by his Amma, Marge Hurst, and his grandfather Allister Hurst. Steven grew up in the North End of Winnipeg in a loving family that cherished music, education and the creative arts, and was adored by an extended family. It is impossible for us to imagine a future without his humour, love, and talent.
Steven was an exceptionally creative young man. We will always cherish his kind, sensitive, and creative spirit. He loved comedy and delighted in making people laugh, which was evident in some of the short films he produced as a film student at the University of Winnipeg. He had extraordinary dedication to learning the craft of music, film, and sound. His exceptional musical talent allowed him to naturally learn any instrument he pleased. He sang; played guitar and many other instruments; and was a budding songwriter. He played in many local bands, and proudly played bass guitar with Randy Bachman at the 2004 dedication of the new music wing at West Kildonan Collegiate. He had an exceptional ear; he could hear things the rest of us couldn’t and he was naturally interested in honing his skills in film and sound. He was a cherished friend to many people in our community.
He established long, loyal friendships, some that lasted from his earliest school days. He attended Luxton School, Seven Oaks Middle School and West Kildonan Collegiate. Steven was a great cook and would surprise his family with his creations. He worked at Pete’s Place restaurant for many years while going to school, and more recently at Stella’s Restaurant. He also worked construction for PCL Construction – where he proudly worked on the construction of the Winnipeg Floodway and the new Manitoba Hydro Building.
A celebration of Steven’s life will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, 135 Anderson Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba under the auspices of the Kildonan United Church. The family request that no flowers be sent. In keeping with Steven’s kind spirit and generosity, donations may be made to the Christmas Cheer Board, Box 51089, Winnipeg, MB R2X 3C6.
Parking time restrictions are lifted for all the streets around the Cathedral.
If mobility is not an issue for you, please consider parking further away, and leaving space closer to the Cathedral for those with walking difficulties. You are welcome to drop at the Tower doors (east side) those who have trouble walking and then park your vehicle. In addition, the Cathedral does have lifts to the John West Hall in the basement where the lunch will be held following the service.