14. 10. 1987 - 18. 12. 2022
Losing Steve at such a young age is heartbreaking and we’ll all feel the loss deeply. But we feel it’s so important to celebrate Steve’s life – who he was, what he achieved, and all that he loved. We invite you to join us as we remember Steve and give him the best send off we possibly can.
Details are below and it would be appreciated if you could RSVP as capacity is limited.
FUNERAL SERVICE & RECEPTION
The funeral service will be held at 11am on Thursday 12th January at Pembroke Lodge, The Belvedere, Richmond Park
We’ve chosen the beautiful setting of Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park for Steve’s day – we last visited as a family just before Leo was born and enjoyed walking around the gorgeous gardens with Steve’s colleagues. It holds lovely memories and we hope to continue visiting to remember Steve over the years to come.
The reception will immediately follow the service in the same room (we will briefly go into a breakout room whilst they prepare for catering)
Directions for those who are attending are provided below.
Dress Code: Smart, please avoid black, it is not necessary!
Capacity is limited so please click the RSVP link below.
HOW TO GET THERE
Pembroke Lodge – The Belvedere
Pembroke Lodge is located within Richmond Park close to the Richmond gate entrance. There is plenty of free parking. The service and reception will take place in The Belvedere which is located on the ground floor of the Georgian Wing. There is disabled access.
Due to the deer and other wildlife, please take extreme care whilst driving in the park.
Doors to The Belvedere will be open from 10.40am – please use the outside entrance if possible. As you face Pembroke Lodge from the car park, just follow the path to the right – The Belvedere will be signposted. You can also enter via the main entrance to the cafe which takes you to the toilets also.
The ceremony will start at 11am, should you arrive late, please use the outside entrance only so as not to disturb the ceremony, you will be guided to a seat.
The Park is closed to traffic at dusk (approx from 4pm) so entry and exit thereafter is via Richmond Gate only, which is manned by Pembroke Lodge staff.
No flowers please. Many of you have asked if there is a particular charity you can donate to in Steve’s memory.
We received the most incredible care from The Royal Marsden over the past year and would love for any donations to be directed to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. We have set up a Just Giving page in Steve’s name, just click the donate button below.
It’s true what they say its always the good guys that get taken too soon. Thank you for all the good times and the sarcastic one-liners you brought to my teenage years hanging around laurel and Loddon Valley with the ‘D-Unit’ and all the hours me, you, Laura and Darren spent together. I’ll look back on those days with fond memories.
Sending my heartfelt condolences to your family xx
It is so hard to find the right words, I have tried a few times. When the immediate sadness eventually fades, what I will be left with is the happy memories of Steve as confident, funny, incredibly smart and always good company. Elodie and Leo if you ever wonder what type of person your dad was at work, he was one of the very very best and he lives on in you both.
RIP Steve you were so deeply loved, you and Nat made the most fantastic couple, so perfectly matched, you made everyone feel at ease and happy in your company . Such a pleasure to have had you in our lives. We all love you and will so sadly miss you . God bless , Mandy & Ben x
Sometimes we are lucky enough to work with extraordinary people. I was so so lucky to work with Steve . He was of course talented but it was how he worked that made such a difference – positive, constructive , determined to solve problems and simply a delight to work with, always with that amazing smile and energy. It is heartbreaking that he has been taken too soon and I pass on all my love, thoughts and prayers to his family and friends at this difficult time.
People like you Steve are very rare, you’re very special to so many people. Your family are your whole world and that was so clear to always see. There was always so much love & this will follow on in Your beautiful children.
We didn’t see each other loads in our older years but were there for the important events and easter meet ups with the children, I am grateful for those times. The biggest compliment I have ever had about Joey is, ‘he’s so much like Steve’ if Joey is half the special person you are I’ll be beyond proud. For now I’ll hold onto the memories of playing power rangers and turtles, hide and seek at Grandmas and the big smiles between you and Nat at my wedding. Love you Steve.
Until we meet again xxx
We are very sorry for the Krzak and Smith families to have lost their charming and fun loving husband, son and son-in-law. We were so pleased to meet him here in New Hampshire last summer. We saw why friends and family claim they are a perfect match. We are happy to make a donation to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity in Steve’s honor. How fortunate for Natalie that their care for Steve was so supportive.
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