Stephen “Steve” Richard Balwar

December 1, 1949 - June 26, 2019

Funeral Details: Arrangements entrusted Peaceful Transition Barrie

Steve Balwar passed away peacefully at home with Lil by his side on June 26, 2019 at the age of 69.


Steve was a loving husband to Lil Balwar (nee Reeves) and will be dearly missed and forever in her heart.


Loving father to his daughter Marilyn and Ron, his son Rick, dear brother to his sisters Gloria and Nancy.  Grandfather to Jacquie, Edward, Joseph, Ryan, and Amber.  Great grandfather to the apple of his eye River Rae.  Will be remembered fondly by his many brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.


Pre-deceased by his loving sister Gay, mother Olga and father Walter.


Donations in memory of Steve can be made to the Canadian Lung Association at



5 Condolences
  • Shirley Timbers
    Posted on: Thursday, June 27, 2019 Reply

    I want to say thank you and you will be missed greatly, my sister was so lucky to have you in her life. You always made me laugh and smile, I will never forget your smile, or crazy comebacks. My heart goes out to your family and my beautiful loving sisters. I wish I could hug you one more time. Until we meet again ❤️ you.

  • Gloria Balwar
    Posted on: Thursday, June 27, 2019 Reply

    Steve, I will forever miss you and your quick wit and extremely humorous comebacks. You always made me laugh. I will remember fishing with you at Little Lake and also fishing for smelts in Lake Simcoe by canoe, what a laugh. You always made family get togethers unforgettable. You were moms go to guy for help around the house and I thank you for that. You raised a wonderful daughter, Marilyn and son, Ricky and you had the most wonderful wife, Lil. Your life was difficult these last few years but you always had a smile on your face and you were a trooper. Say hi to Gay, mom and dad for me. I will miss and love you forever.

  • Debbie and Bruce Knight
    Posted on: Thursday, June 27, 2019 Reply

    Dear Lil and family

    Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your dear Steve. We hold you gently in our hearts with abiding love and blessings,

    Although we did not know Steve we wanted you to know that people beyond your circle of friends and family are thinking of you at this time of sorrow.

  • Angie Reeves
    Posted on: Saturday, June 29, 2019 Reply

    Uncle Steve was one of a kind. His sense of humour was unmatched. Some of my fondest memories of both childhood and adulthood family functions included Uncle Steve and his ability to make those around him belly-laugh. Love you Aunt Lil❤

  • Trish Pearce
    Posted on: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Reply

    Lil & Family,

    Sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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