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PARIS, Steven “Poppy” Ross

We sadly announce the passing of our beloved “Poppy”, Steven Ross Paris. Poppy, affectionately called by his Grandchildren, passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday June 15, 2019 at the age of 64.

Born in New Glasgow the age of 16/17 he moved to Montreal then settled in Ottawa; where he became a skilled construction worker. Steve had a charismatic smile, a kind heart and loved his grandchildren with all his being.

He is predeceased by his Mother, Clara “Gug” Paris, Grandparents James and Ida (Jewell) Paris. Ex-wife Collen Paris (Norton), Ottawa, and widowed by Rachel Paris, Ottawa.

Survived by his cherished daughters, Stephanie Paris, and Julie Miller (Mike). Dearly loved by Grandchildren Lilly, Julia, Keenan, Zion and Aleah. Stepfather to Shawn Norton, Dawn Norton-deCotret (47 Years), Rene, “Peanut” Chenier (Tina), Travis and Tiffany. Stepgrandfather to Stephanie, Taylor, Matthew, Aaliyah, Anniyah and Jacinda. Siblings Norma Paris, Peggy Cosh, Florrie Borden, New Glasgow, Jim (Anne), Montreal, Paula Paris, New Glasgow, Candy Paris and Graham Paris, Ontario. Treasured friend Cindy Dorrington.

On Friday, June 21, 2019 from 1PM-3PM, the family will be holding a celebration of life at 500 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa in the backyard; Steve’s home of 28 years. Seating is limited, the family suggests bringing a chair.

Poppy’s zest for life will live forever in the hearts of his family and dear friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Canada

Arrangements entrusted to the care of First Memorial Funeral Services – Fairview Chapel, located at 259 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 5K4
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23 responses to “PARIS, Steven “Poppy” Ross”

  1. Sandy Fennell says:

    I am so sorry for your loss

  2. Elizabeth Borden Paris says:

    I was sad to hear off the passing of cousin Steven. His smile was like a ray of sunshine that flowed from his face. Steven you will be missed by the families here in New Glasgow.
    God Bless all the Family

  3. Margaret Sheppard says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of a childhood friend,may he RIP

  4. April paris says:

    So sorry to hear about my cousin Stephen’s He will be truly missed by the family. God bless everyone hugs.

  5. Jamesina Sheppard Williams says:

    SORRY FOR LOSS,may you rest in peace Stephen.

  6. Margret Watson says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  7. joe borden says:


  8. Angie says:

    I have known you forever , great times
    we had, a true friend with a beautiful s
    smile In my heart is where I will keep you
    forever ❤️❤️

  9. Daphne says:

    I was glad we meet on my fifty birthday we had a great weekend and we had lots of phone call. Sad we didn’t have more time together. Rest easy my big brother. 💕 little sister Daphne

  10. Darlene kircher says:

    Was nice to meet you 3 years ago. We had a great time but not long enough. Rest in peace big brother. Sister darlene

  11. Candace Paris says:

    Was very shock to hear of you passing you will be greatly miss by me.
    NO more talk on the phone every other Sunday it like a can see that smile through the phone, and we must not forget those jokes , I love you and will miss you rest in peace.

  12. Diane Sheppard says:

    So sorry to hear of my Homie Steven passing.
    It was always nice to see him at the NG reunions.
    We will miss your amazing smile.
    Rip, Steve 😥

  13. Marie sheppard says:

    I mov3d to Montreal in 1972 and did not see Steven until 2015 Homecoming did not even know who he was.It was great seeing him may he Rest In Peace.

  14. Aretha says:

    Rest in peace, cousin.
    Condolences from Aunt Ruth Paris also.

  15. Suzanne Paris says:

    I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of cousin Steve. I have fond memories of him when I would visit New Glasgow when I was younger. He always had a great smile and the best stories.

    Sending my condolences to Steve’s family and friends.

  16. Annette (Desmond) & Greg MacLean says:

    So saddened & shocked to hear of cousin Steve’s passing. Everytime when Steve came home, he always had time to stop by. Always enjoyed my talks with him. He had a natural smile that would light up any place where he was at. Now it will light up heaven. Well cousin, although you won’t be coming home this way again….you most certainly are going to a higher, beautiful home…the biggest palace in the entire world. So long.

  17. Caroline Charest says:

    Dear Julie and Family, So sad to learn of Steve’s passing. We all just got reacquainted. I still can’t believe it. Taken too soon. Sending hugs and deepest condolences to Steve’s kids and grandkids. May he rest peacefully.

  18. Peter & Karen Bowden says:

    Sincerest condolences to the Paris family on the passing of Steve. Haven’t seen Steve in quite some time, but have fond memories growing up together in New Glasgow. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and may you find comfort and strength from the fond memories you share, the support of family and friends, and your faith.

  19. Jackie Lalancette says:

    To Steve’s children and grandchildren, I’m so very sorry for your loss. May the memories you hold in your heart help to ease the pain of the days ahead.
    I’m so thankful we were able to have a reunion. Your smile and big heart will be missed by many. Thank you for the hugs. Rest peacefully xo

  20. Doris (Bowden) Grant says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of my beloved cousin Steve. I always looked forward to our talks when he returned to New Glasgow NS. His smile and personality was second to none. He , Candace. and Tommy always made me feel so special when they came home and looked me up I will cherish these memories forever. Thank you Steve for the wonderful and funny memories you left with so many friends and family. Keeping everyone in prayer and always in my thoughts. Remembering a “smile that would light any room and warm any heart” Cousin Doe

  21. Bud and Midge Jewell says:

    Our Deepest Condolence,May God Bless.RIP

  22. John chabot says:

    My sympathy for your loss. He will be missed. RIP Steve.

  23. robert paris says:

    going miss you cousin we had a lot of fun together is like old time I always came over to your house in new Glasgow nova scotia your In heaven cousin goin to miss you bye from cousin bobby paris

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