Steve passed away suddenly on Quadra Island on his 64th birthday leaving sadness in the hearts of so many. He was born in Vancouver, BC, the son of the late Cecil and Doreen Trayler. Steve is survived by his brother Michael Trayler, his niece Jennifer Trayler and nephew Jesse Trayler. Although separated, Steve maintained a relationship and was survived by his wife Susan Trayler and left behind his step children Simone Lamont (and husband Tim), Fraser Jordan (and wife Ali) and his beloved grandchildren Gracie, Ava, Mia and Ronin.
Steve was employed as a civil servant for years. However, for the majority of his life, he made a living and was best known as a talented and passionate musician, songwriter, artist, painter, storyteller, photographer and performer. As such, Steve was a mentor to all, young and old, and enjoyed nothing more than a good old casual open Island jam session.
It is in this spirit that a Celebration of Steve’s Life will be held beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Herriot Bay Inn on Quadra Island. All who loved Steve are welcome.