It’s with great sadness I must tell you that my father in law Steve McKelvie has unexpectedly passed.
He had a love for anything mechanical since his childhood and when he was introduced to the rally community via my brother Mark, he discover an incredible outlet that combine his skill-set as and engineer by trade with a passion for cars.
Over the 18 years I knew him I got to see just how much joy this brought to him. Thank you for reading this blog for which is was so proud of and for being one of his many friends across the globe.
I can be reached at pjfr at aoldotcom if you’d like to connect or share a photo.
Stephen McKelvie, 67 of Franklin (originally of Shelburne, Ontario) passed away unexpectedly on January 16th. He was the devoted Husband of Shanna (Ruteck), beloved Father of Laura (Johnson) and Father-in-law to Mike, adored Baba to his granddaughters Eliza and Huntley.
He was also a loving son to Helen and her late husband Allan, Brother to Mary (Jones) and her late husband Patrick, Joanne (Jerome) and her husband Cliff. He will be missed by his nieces and nephews; Claire and her husband Fadil, David and his wife Ashley, Alex and his wife Chantal, and Sam and his wife Leanne.
Steve, an engineer by trade and heart could navigate you through the pipes of cities across the globe by day, and by weekend, through some of the best driving roads in the world with the auto rally community he cherished. He will be greatly missed by many, but his legacy and memories of an inability to retell a funny story without keeling over and laughing before it got funny, will stay with us forever.
Services will be held on Wednesday January 23rd at 11 am at Franklin Federated Church, 171 Main Street Franklin, MA, followed by a burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, and a celebration of life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Franklin Federated Church.