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Municipal Neighbours Share Condolences for Councillor Hoyda

We who work at Lac Ste. Anne County wish to acknowledge our municipal neighbours for their condolences and kind gestures as we say farewell to our friend, colleague and fellow Councillor Steve Hoyda.

We are comforted by the thoughtful cards, kind words and shared stories we continue to receive from community leaders and private individuals alike — but we are certainly not surprised. Most who knew Steve would agree he was a compassionate soul who gave generously of his time, wore his heart on his sleeve, and truly embraced his role in the steadfast service of our communities.

Lac Ste. Anne County is a better place thanks to Steve’s many contributions, and we will be forever grateful for his service.

About Steven Michael Hoyda

Division 4 Councillor Steve Hoyda passed away Saturday, April 23 at age 70. To honour this beloved father, husband and community leader, the County lowered flags to half mast at the County Administration Office and all municipal facilities until sunset on the day of his memorial on Saturday, April 30.

Steve was first elected to County Council in 2017, and had been re-elected to his second term in October 2021. He was a tireless community advocate who gave generously of his time and wore his heart on his sleeve. Lac Ste. Anne County is a better place thanks to Steve’s many contributions, and we will be forever grateful for his service.

Steve is survived by his loving wife Deb of 42 years, along with his children, grandchildren and extended family members. Steve was predeceased by his parents Michael in 2006; Alice in 2018; brother David in 2015 and brother-in law William Johnson in 2020.

Donations in memory of Steve can be sent to the Cherhill Legion, Cherhill Greek Catholic Church and Cemetery, or Cherhill Community Association. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family by visiting rosegardenchapel.com.


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