19 Dec 1989 - 31 Dec 2020
19 Dec 1989 - 31 Dec 2020
BARNES, Steven William:
Peacefully at Hospice Taranaki just four hours before 2020 ended, Steven left with his close friends and family beside him. Much loved youngest son of Errol and Suzy. Player 2 and younger brother of Matthew and Melissa (deceased). Honorary brother of Caleb and Andrea Humphrey. Dearly missed grandson of Bill and Joan Loader, and Ian and Jackie Barnes (both deceased). A service to celebrate Steven’s life will be held at the Te Henui Chapel, 172-174 Lemon St, New Plymouth, on Wednesday 6 January at 2pm followed by a private cremation. In honour of Steven's chosen dress code, feel free to wear your favourite t-shirt. For those unable to attend, Steven’s service will be live streamed on his tribute page at eagars.co.nz/steven. Donations to Hospice Taranaki would be appreciated in recognition of their collective and caring work.
Our thoughts and love to you at this very and sad difficult time.
Lyn and Darryl Wicksteed
So sorry to hear about the news of Strven. i remember him as a bright eyed boy who enjoyed learning in my class. sending my thoughts and live. Warren SmartWarren Smart ( 08 Jan 2021 )
I first meet Steven at practical education when we done our chefing course together. My condolences to Steven family and Angel taken too soon. RIP my friend and fly high pain freeMatina Mary McManaway ( 08 Jan 2021 )
Steven, God sent you as an angel to touch all our lives with your amazing caring nature but sadly he wanted you back beside his side. Will miss seeing your smile. Forever in our hearts 💕Ronny Martin ( 08 Jan 2021 )
I would like to send my condolences and thoughts to Steven's family and friends. I met Steven when I was employed at Pak 'n' Save. He was a friendly chap. Always a cheeky grin on his face whenever he greeted me and liked having little chats in the staffroom. I am so saddened that he is no longer in our lives but taking comfort in the fact that he is free from what was causing him pain and that he will be remembered for the amazing man he was.
Lot's of love Barnes Family x
I was not close with Steven at all in high school, (we were in the same home class for a while at Spotswood College) but I hope that his close friends and family find comfort in this message. We had the brief chat here and there as kids, so I was aware he had pre-existing conditions that had quite the devastating effect on his health. But he was so accepting of it and he came across as an old soul, even at such a young age. I also remember him talking about how going to Rotorua would compromise his health as well...
He was pretty much cool with everyone and everyone was cool with him. To remember this after all of these years is just proof that Steven was just a cool dude. I hope I have the same attitude as him when it's time for me to answer to a higher calling.
Rest in peace Steven ✌
Rest easy steven, unfortunately i couldnt be there today to celebrate your life but i was definitely there in thought. You will be truly missed and never forgotten - sending my love to your whole family at this timeCaitie Hayward ( 06 Jan 2021 )
Steven. Words cannot express what a loss you have left, thank you for all your friendly conversations as I came into Pakn Save over the years as you watched my family grow and my children also, i always enjoyed being able to stop and say hello but i was always mindful not to linger too long incase i got you in trouble. After watching your service maybe i need not have worried quiet so much! In all the years i knew you, never once were you anything less the person you always were. I will miss our talks and I will miss seeing you around. Rest Easy Steven your battle is over and you shall not be forgotten. I am sorry work prevented me from coming to your funeral but I also know you would have understood. It was a beautiful tribute to you though. I am glad technology allowed me to see it later on. RIP MateAaren Turner ( 06 Jan 2021 )
I'll miss hearing your infectious laugh Steven. I would like to thank you for being so friendly and lovely to everyone including myself. I'll miss you everyday. Rest in Love ❤️Sarah Hopkins ( 06 Jan 2021 )
So sad to hear of Steven's passing. Our condolences to you Suzy, Errol and Mathew.
We watched the service online as are currently in the South Island.
All the best and stay strong.
Jim and Louise
You were taken from this world too quickly, but never gave up hope, and even up until the end had a smile on your face.You've returned to the lifestream now, rest easyDavid van der Hulst ( 06 Jan 2021 )
"Time to fly above the skies
with love of family and friends past
while memories of you stay with us
Our hearts will always fly with you"
Time to rock those skies with that big heart of yours Steven; your humour and love was a gift to all who knew you. Love you always and sending love (and virtual hugs from Sydney) to Aunty Suzy, Uncle Erol and Cousin Matt 💞
fly free Steve, will always be remembered for your quite calm manner. Love and hugs to all your family.Marianne De Cleene ( 06 Jan 2021 )
Steven,You will be missed by All. You were an amazing friend & it was my honour to know you.
Love n hugz xoxo 🐘
good bye old friend i will truly miss ur smiling face around 😢Taryn Martin ( 03 Jan 2021 )