The loved ones of Steven L. Pelletier of Nashua, N.H., Bartlett, N.H., and Homer, Alaska, 58, is really unhappy to affirm that he has handed on quickly on the lovely land he owned in Alaska.
Known by several as Uncle Steve, Stevie and Papa he was a legitimate friend, confidant, mountain gentleman, instigator of pranks and grand adventurer. Steve was an inspiration and speculate to several people.
His presence was enormous, he was entire of enthusiasm and experienced a passion for chasing significant concepts. His sturdy spirit was infectious and had a way of inspiring other individuals. While he has left us much much too quickly, we will by no means ignore his continual encouragement to consider larger, acquire risks and to concentrate on our dreams.
As a native of Nashua, N.H., he attended neighborhood educational institutions, was an Eagle Scout and attended Unity College or university of Maine and Plymouth Condition College in New Hampshire.
Steve was a successful entrepreneur, who started out several small companies which include Critter Regulate in southern New Hampshire, Andes Mountain Athletics and Glen Laundry in the North Conway, N.H., spot and most not long ago Steve Pelletier Excavating in Homer. He believed about life at size and determined to stay an uncomplicated deliberate life-style.
Steve approached people today and the world with generosity, curiosity and embodied joie de vivre. He was constantly readily available to assistance when needed and quietly taken care of assistance for as prolonged as vital. An unassuming and non-public human being, he would flare up into an extrovert for grand adventures and celebrations.
Steven has climbed on three continents, harvested countless deer, caribou, moose, waterfowl, untold volumes of salmon and halibut. He was most at peace when on looking and fishing adventures in the grand outdoors, beaming in shots with his trophies.
Normally the consummate outdoorsman, Steve eagerly camped out at -20 F for exciting, traveled to Tierra del Fuego just to verify it out, solo camped at Gates of the Arctic National Park to practical experience grizzlies.
He organized huge western excursions for intense snowboarding and experienced several hunts in remote Alaska. By no means a single for extended winded fables, he was competent with quick anecdotes — “I was searching throughout the bay (from Homer), coming into a thicket, and I listened to a near deep and very low growl from a bear I made a decision I did not want to look at it out and backed absent.”
In our sadness, we maintain onto so numerous vibrant recollections of Steve from his just about unbelievable adventures. The tales he told constantly made you desire you could have been there alongside him. The tales of self-rescue even though outside on outings in northern Canada, Mount Aconcagua in Argentina and in Alaska were charming.
His numerous thriving development initiatives displayed Steve’s eye for great proportions and stable structures. This is apparent in his perform which graces the residences of close friends and spouse and children across The usa.
Steve formulated a sense and cultivated an expertise in generating sitescapes with hefty machines that complemented his development expertise. He carefully appreciated creating streets, ponds and grand stone buildings that would elevate the come to feel of a house web page.
He ferried major equipment on barges across Kachemak Bay in Homer to remote locations and camped in a tent for the length of his perform. The very last task he was doing the job on was clearing land for his dream homestead in Homer.
There, he was opening a breathtaking see of Kachemak Bay, including quite a few glaciers and a comprehensive horizon of snow-capped mountains. He would usually share images and films of moose strolling through his camp or work web site.
His heartfelt remark on a modern video sums up his ideas succinctly, “… I like this location.” He usually repeated the quotation — “… a increasing tide floats all boats …” In this spirit, he aided many pals get their have boats or turn out to be skilled, and then excel at their dream.
The extent that Steve has been spending it ahead his full existence with his time, encouragement and assist is coming to light-weight. We must all feel fortuitous that we were equipped to invest what time we had with him as he will not be changed, and the reduction is immeasurable.
Steve is survived by his mothers and fathers Bob and Lorraine Pelletier of Nashua and his siblings, Gary Pelletier (Robin) of Bedford, N.H. Gail Levesque (Gilles) of Nashua and Michael Pelletier (Wendy) of Essex, Vt.
Uncle Steve will be missed by lots of nieces and nephews, Nicole and Orrin Carr of Seymour, Tenn. Laura Edwards of Nashua Jared Levesque and Stacy Callahan of Merrimack, N.H. Robert Pelletier of Philadelphia, Pa. Samuel Pelletier of Newport Beach, Calif. Katherine Pelletier of Essex, Vt. Rachel Pelletier of Brighton, Mass. an aunt, an uncle, various cousins and countless expensive friends — he will be without end in our thoughts.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Louis de Gonzague Church in Nashua on Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. There will be attendees in large risk groups remember to stick to all latest COVID precautions, which includes social distancing and confront mask use. Committal prayers will be held later on in a personal household ceremony.
Memorial donations in Steve’s identify may possibly be manufactured to: Kachemak Heritage Land Belief (kachemaklandtrust.org) or Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire (nhwildlifeheritage.org).