DINSMORE, Stephen Dufferin

Past President North Shore Amateur Radio Club VE3SBD, retired TTR truck driver, school bus driver, first student Canada member of Unifor Local 4268.

Suddenly on Saturday, November 27, 2021, Steve, at the age of 73.  Beloved husband of the late Gwen.  Loving father of Patricia Szymanowski (Mark) and Martha Dinsmore.  Big brother of Marion Cronsberry and uncle of Rob, Dan and Christine.    Relatives and friends will be received at the McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m.  The funeral service will take place at St. John the Baptist Norway Anglican Church, 470 Woodbine Ave., Toronto, on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.  Please click on the following link to sign up for the visitation and or the funeral service:  https://signup.com/go/mFeujLa.  Donations in memory of Steve to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.  Online condolences may be shared at makfuneralhome.com.

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  • Nov 29, 2021

    Bryan Wilcock
    Patricia and Martha, My prayers are with you and your families on the sudden loss of your father. 
  • Nov 29, 2021

    Ruth Spyksma
    Dear Martha and Patricia,
    I am so sorry to hear of your sudden loss.  Please accept my prayers and condolences for you, your families and your friends.
  • Nov 29, 2021

    Michelle Lavallee
    My thoughts and prayers are wth you and your family Martha. As you grieve know that many are remembering and honouring your Dad Stephen. You will be missed Delta 514
  • Nov 29, 2021

    Rob Robson
    Martha and family,
    My deepest condolences on your dad’s passing. I know how much he was looking forward to the trip with you. Be grateful if the time you had together. Memories keep the heart full.
    Rob and Jane Robson 
  • Nov 30, 2021

    Debbie Montgomery
    Martha and family,
    My deepest sympathies and condolences on your sudden loss of your dad. 
    Martha, you and your dad were quite a team at work, and I've heard absolutely wonderful things about how helpful he was to everyone in the workplace. His will truly be missed. 
    On behalf of our Unifor Local 4268 family, I will join everyone today honoring him by saying Delta 4268.
  • Nov 30, 2021

    Jacqueline Rossignol
    Martha and Patricia   So sorry to hear of your loss>May he RIP Sending Love and Prayers to you both
  • Nov 30, 2021

    Barbara Strank
    Condolences on the sudden loss of your father. He was a former client here at Sentinel Storage and we had some lovely long chats. I used to tease him about how tiny his writing was! May your good memories bring you peace.
  • Nov 30, 2021

    Martha and family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Steve. I've worked with him for a number of years and the radio at work will not be the same!  Cherish the memories you have of him. 
  • Nov 30, 2021

    Rhea Crumb
    Martha and Family my deepest condolence. Steve was one of kind and will be truly missed. I will miss our daily conversation and laughs we shared.
    He will always be remembered. Delta Base!  
  • Dec 1, 2021

    Diane Szymanowski
    Martha and Patricia:
    Your Dad was a kind and unassuming man who would do anything for his girls.  During his many years of travel, he gathered so many facts and details that he was always eager to share with all of us. Being a non-traveler, I have to admit that, even though I may have been lost during some of these conversations, my interest was always high in listening to his experiences.  He has left his mark on his family and friends that we will always cherish and remember forever. 
    Diane Szymanowski
  • Dec 2, 2021

    Rhoda Holt
    Sorry about your father,Martha. Thinking about you.
  • Dec 2, 2021

    Ken Koronovich
    Cherish the memories.   Deepest Sympathies on the loss of your father.
  • Dec 3, 2021

    Marlene Ghostine
    To Steven's family,
    Our deapest condolences to you and to your loved ones. Steven was bus driver of my daughter at school. Although we only knew him for three months, but we felt how good of a man he was. The kids on the bus liked him a lot, especially my daughter.. they shared some jokes together about my plate number and she was really eager for him to come back from the trip to give him his Christmas gift:(. It was a shock for us when my daughter came running to me with tears in her eyes telling me the news. He use to always wait for us in the morning if we are late for the pick up, opening his eyes waiting to see me from far and recognizing my car.he was so excited to go on the trip telling the kids he will see them in 2 weeks.. He will be missed.i will miss waving Good morning to him at the bus stop, and he always made sure to wave back. Few people in the world whom you don't need to really know them for Long or up close to see that they are kind and good.. May he rest in peace. Praying for him and for you. 🙏😔
  • Dec 4, 2021

    Robert Bell
    My Condolences
  • Dec 5, 2021

    Heather & Michael Cook
    So very sorry for your loss Martha & Pat. Really sad to hear how he past. Thoughts, prayers and hugs are with you and your family. 

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