It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Stephen (Steve) Charles Beatty at the age of 64. Steve passed peacefully at his residence in Dundas, Ontario on Saturday, February 3, 2024.
Born on April 11, 1959, Steve was raised in Woodstock, Ontario, first born son of the late John (Jack) Beatty (1991) and Rose (Laskoski) Beatty.
Steve is survived by his wife and best friend, Tracey Harrod, and her children Ashton and Keaton Hunter. He was the proud father of Alexandra (Jake) Murray and Jack (Samantha) Beatty, and loving Grandfather to the light of his life, Noah Beatty. He is also survived by his mother, Rose Beatty, his brother Bill (Maria) Beatty, niece Brittany (Ryan) Napman, and great niece Maddie Napman. Steve is also survived by Mitzi Beatty, Steve’s former partner and mother of Alexandra and Jack.
Steve graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982, with a focus on International Relations. He competed on the world stage in the sport of rowing, representing Canada at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. He continued with cycling, raising money for charities and golfing with his friends.
Steve’s unparalleled dedication and work ethic transcended his life. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, great-uncle, son and brother. A lifelong competitive athlete and well-respected businessman, his competitive and hard-working spirit throughout his life was instilled in his children as they both excelled athletically and professionally.
His career as a financial planner with Beatty Financial Solutions (Sun Life Financial) with his son and partner Jack, created lifelong friends and colleagues. He was planning on retiring this year, to be able to continue to travel and explore the world with Tracey.
If you were fortunate enough to meet Steve, you would know how hard working, thoughtful, loving, generous, fun, and inspirational of a man he was.
Keeping with his wishes, a celebration of life will be held on Friday February 9th at 2pm to 4pm for friends and family at the Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club at 10 Woodleys Ln, Dundas, Ontario L9H 6Y6.
If you wish to show support, Steve was a lifelong supporter of the Ronald McDonald Foundation. Donations in Steve’s memory can be made at https://www.rmhc-swo.ca/donate/tribute-in-memory
If you wish to show support by sending flowers please send them to the celebration of life on Friday at the Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club at 10 Woodleys Ln, Dundas, Ontario L9H 6Y6