March 13, 1948 – October 20, 2013
Always ready to discuss any topic until the sun came up, Stein lost his final heated debate with cancer on October 20, 2013. Stein was born in Norway and moved to Campbell River in 1978 with his young family. He spent over 20 years in Campbell River before moving back home to Norway in 1999. Stein leaves behind many family members in Norway, including his mother, one brother, one sister, a son (Paal & Kjersti) and three grandchildren as well as many other extended family. Here in Campbell River he leaves behind one son (Tommy & Jenny) with two granddaughters and one daughter (Carrie) with one grandson and another granddaughter. Stein was a very social person and a list of friends and acquaintances from his time in Campbell River would be long and varied. So if you’re thinking of Stein, raise your glass, slam your fist on the table, laugh out loud and dance a hole in the floor because if you ever spent a full night with Stein you were likely to have experienced all of the above and probably some good food to go along. Life goes on, sadly less one mischievous, smiling Norwegian.
A service for Stein was held in Kirkenaer, Norway on October 29, 2013.