Obituary of Steve Sisnett
May 9, 1953 - March 25, 2023
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of John Stephen Sisnett, age 69 of Bowmanville, Ontario on March 25th, 2023.
Steve and his family immigrated to Canada from Barbados when he was 10 years old. He was very proud of his Bajan heritage and culture, especially the food. He loved his Roti and anything with pepper sauce. He also loved to cook meals for his family inspired by the cooking shows he watched.
Steve was a devoted husband and father who loved to spend his free time golfing, fishing, and camping. He was well-known in his community due to his friendly nature and would talk to anyone who happened to walk by his home. He especially enjoyed conversations regarding his lawn and how he got it to look so good!
Steve loved baseball and back in the day, played in a company league. This love for baseball extended to the Blue Jays – he never missed watching a game. During the pandemic when The Jays weren’t playing, he watched old games, much to the dismay and amusement of his family.
Steve retired January 1, 2021 after a 46-year career at Enbridge (previously Consumers Gas). There he made many friends some of whom also enjoyed going fishing and canoeing with him. There were many trips and grandiose stories about the size of the mosquitos and black flies they encountered. Over the years many of these friends became more like family to him and he continued to stay in touch after he retired. He had a reputation at work for his candor and for not mincing words. This was offset by his caring nature, sense of humor and willingness to help others by sharing his knowledge and experience.
Steve is survived by his loving wife Joy and his two daughters Leah (Etienne Rouleau) and Danielle who he was very proud of. His mother Elsie, brother Wayne (Penney) and sister Heather. In addition, he will be greatly missed by his extended family including brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father, John.
A celebration of life is being planned for a later date.
Should friends or family wish to, donations to Diabetes Canada are welcome.