HALLBERG, STEVEN JOSEPH
June 17, 1947 – June 3, 2012
Steven Joseph Hallberg passed away peacefully at home in Peachland on June 3 at the age of 64. He was born June 17, 1947 in St. Paul, Minnesota, the eldest child of Helen and Cary Hallberg.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife Sharon, his mother Helen, his sister Mary and brother Tim. Steve was raised in Center City, Minnesota, went to school there and joined the army on August 23, 1965. He served in Vietnam in active duty in the United States Army Radio Signal Corps, being discharged on August. 2, 1968.
In civilian life, Steve became a computer programmer for an international company. He met Sharon in 1997. They were married in 1998 and moved to Canada in 2001, settling in Peachland.
Steve developed his own computer business and also worked at Ace Hardware and Peachland Pharmacy. Volunteer activities kept Steve busy, from the Peachland Chamber of Commerce to the Visitor Information Centre, Peachland Historical Society, Friends of the Library, and Friends of Parrot Island. He was president of the Peachland Communications Society for several years.
He spent many hours quietly helping a friend who was stricken with Alzheimer’s disease.
Sharon and his friends will remember Steve as a quiet, calm, logical, organized person, with a dry sense of humour. He could do a masterful imitation of W.C. Fields, whom he admired greatly. He loved animals, especially his dog Chewy.
Steven’s interests included cooking gourmet meals, growing vegetables and working on computers. He was a voracious reader and best customer at the Peachland Library.
Sharon said, “I will miss my Gentle Giant. Rest in peace, Steve.”
Internment will be at the Veterans’ Cemetery in St. Paul, Minnesota, where his father was laid to rest. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the B.C. Cancer Society, Canadian Cancer Society, SPCA or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com, clicking on ‘Stories’ and typing in ‘Steven Hallberg’. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, B.C., 250-762-2299.