In Memory of



Obituary for Steve Fleming

Fleming, Stephen Gerard - 3rd Degree Past Grand Knight of Columbus

Jesus welcomed to his side fellow carpenter, Stephen Gerrard Fleming on Friday, May 20th, 2022.  He was born in Peterborough, on December 27, 1952, and grew up in a large, boisterous, and loving family.  In 1973 he married the love of his life, Susan, and the great adventure began.  The last 49 years have been filled with everything you could hope for, from a match made in heaven.  Two loving children, and four delightful grandchildren who were the apple of his eye.  Children and dogs brought out the best in Steve and it was reciprocal.   Two and four legged kids of all ages looked forward to spending time with Uncle Steve.  As a dog whisperer he will be greeted by his many furry friends in heaven, looking for that pocket full of treats he always had.  Steve was loyal, trustworthy, hard working and was as generous and kind to complete strangers as he was to his family, friends, and clients.  Steve was the owner and operator of a successful construction business STB Contracting.  His sense of humour was legendary, and he will be fondly remembered driving around in his pickup truck with his ugly girlfriend “Buddy”.   Steve loved a good party and was always his happiest with family and friends gathered in his home.  Sue and Steve loved to travel and have many happy memories of trips across Canada, the United States and to the Carribean.   In January 2019 Steve was the recipient of a double lung transplant.  Although it did not give him back the life he had wished for, he was very grateful everyday for the precious gift of life.  He was predeceased by his parents James Joseph and Annette Louise Fleming.  He leaves behind his beloved wife and soul mate Susan (Fisher), son Derrick (Rachael), daughter Michelle (Cary) Dowson, grandchildren, Amelia, Brody, Chloe, and Kaylea.  Sister Carole (Ray) Shoenstein, brothers, Bob (Linda predeceased), Ken (Dianne), Tom (Dorothy), Chris (Joan).  He will be forever missed by the Guiry’s, his nieces, nephews, all the Fleming, Longhurst and Fisher families, and his many friends.   A special thank you to Phil and Karin Kooperberg for being the best friends anyone could ask for.  Rest easy with the Lord and know that you could not have lived a life more full or been more loved.  The family of Stephen Fleming will receive friends at Fenelon Falls United Church, 123 Colborne Street, Fenelon Falls, on Friday, May 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a period of visitation and gathering prior to mass. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 1:00 p.m. officiated by Father Luis Lapinid of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Fenelon Falls.  If desired memorial donations to the Peterborough Humane Society would be appreciated. To leave an on-line condolence, make a memorial donation or to share a story or photo please visit:

Rest easy, and know that you could not have lived a life more full or been more loved.