HEALEY, Stephen Robert passed away on 1st July 2020, aged 58 years. Beloved Husband of Helen. Devoted Father of Emma. Cherished Son of Barbara and Thomas. Much loved Brother.

Stephen will be greatly missed by all his family and friends

Flowers from family and close friends only please, however a donation in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support would be gratefully received.
https://www.macmillan.org.uk/donate/remember-someone

The Anderson Family have been entrusted with the arrangements. All enquiries to Anderson Family Run Funeral Directors, 11 Chester Road, Whitby Village, Ellesmere Port. Telephone: (0151) 357 2671

43 messages of condolence

  1. Thomas Linden 11th August 2020 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    Fia and I were fortunate to meet and get to know Steve, Helen and Emma when we all lived in Kuala Lumpur.

    Our dinners at your favorite place the Italian Vineria, all the joyful expat events we drank our way through, the private dinner parties in your fabulous villa in Bangsar, all that and much more we will never forget.

    Befor we met you had seen many parts of the world, based on your unique skills and enterprise you brought your family to many foreign shores and adventures.

    Having said this, my best memory is when we played our last game at Tropicana Golf Resort in KL, still my best result…and you were so happy to bring me good luck!

    Our thoughts are with Helen and Emma.

    Thanks for all Steve.

    But…I will never forget that I made my best score when you and I played the Tropicana course!

  2. Pierre Prevost 28th July 2020 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Pierre Prevost, Montreal Canada

    Steve made an instant impression on me when I met him in Hong Kong on the airport project in 1993, both working as engineers. His genuine inviting warmth, joyful outlook on life, and excellent social skills were qualities that would carry through in all his relationships across the planet on his numerous professional contracts. Imagine that, a guy from Liverpool with a world appeal. I think only The Beatles topped that!

    I hadn’t seen Steve in a long while as we didn’t work jointly on any projects since Hong Kong, but the brotherly friendship carried on through all those years. We could call each other and chat at anytime, as if we were still living close. My brother Bob was my link to Steve as they worked together in numerous countries. Steve and Bob developed a great bond and friendship.

    Steve never got a chance to come to Montreal to show Emma our snowy environment, but the invitation still stands whenever Emma and Helen are up for it! After all, I need to reciprocate the great hospitality given to me when I stayed at their UK home last October. What courage to allow someone to visit during his tough treatments! I will always remember that: how he kept his high spirits despite his struggles – a lesson for all.

    I read many other messages posted here, and the common theme is that Steve could brighten up anyone’s mood, let alone a whole room, with his positive energy and love of life! Emma, you’re blessed with good genes!

    My brother Bob and I still quote Steve’s silly sayings, and I know that will carry on for life. Indeed, his spirit is definitely still here, as well as the great memories he leaves with us of a great and fun guy!

    Bye for now, Steve. Rest in peace my friend.

    Pierre

  3. Rab Brown 28th July 2020 at 10:01 am - Reply

    I’ve only known Steve since 2011 – a short time but a wonderful time.
    Steve had that rare “can do” attitude that I admire and respect so much.
    It made him one of the very best planners that I have known. No allowances for hope or a fair wind in his planning – just dogged determination coupled with his vision of what the successful outcome would be, not could nor should, but would.
    He dealt with his cancer with the same positive approach, which was a challenge to the family at times but he pulled through.
    I asked Steve to join the High Speed Rail team in KL in 2018 and he said “yes” without hesitation. There were those with concerns about his health but once on board, his infectious personality eased their minds. It was impossible not to like the cheerful cheeky chappy when you were in his company, charging a beverage or three.
    My heart-felt condolences to Helen and Emma at this tragic time.
    Cheers Mate,
    R.I.P. Steve

  4. Mervyn Williams 25th July 2020 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Mervyn Williams

    Briefly met up with Steve in the Falklands in 1985, then in Shajiao China in 1993. We then met up again in Taiwan in 2000. We remained friends for many years after that and maintained close contact through out the years by e-mail and phone. I remember the night I received a phone call off him stating he’s in hospital
    and they were going to amputate the lower part of his leg owing to cancer. Two days after the operation I went to the hospital to see him. I really didn’t know
    what to expect or what to say. As soon as I opened the door to his room, it was paper and pen time, he said this is the recovery program for my future works
    We drew a phased program for the schedules in which each phase would follow and what procedures would be needed, this is the targeted company in Malaysia, what do you think. Obviously an unprintable answer followed, I tried to explain the critical factor that was missing is the healing of the upper part of
    the leg and fitting an artificial limb before we can implement any program.

    He dismissed this as insignificant and not relevant to the program. He did eventually get the job he was after which shows the measure of this man.
    We all take hits through out our lives whether financial or emotional and I have to admit on receiving the news of Steve’s passing I broke down, so much for
    the Rufty toughty construction man. My thoughts at this moment are for Helen and Emma. Steve RIP.

  5. Jeremy Chaston 25th July 2020 at 10:24 am - Reply

    It was a very sad day yesterday. Fortunately the rain held off, to enable the service to take place outside. Like many others I have found it hard to express the shock and sadness of Steve’s passing. Speaking to a few mutual friends, there were common themes. Steve’s positive outlook, his sense of fun, “Mr IT” ….with many anecdotes involving lots of alcohol and late nights !! Steve will be missed by all of us, and especially by Helen and Emma. Rest in peace, Steve.

  6. Barbara and Tom , Mumsie and Dad 24th July 2020 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Today we buried one of our beautiful sons , Steve . He was a wonderful son and brother . And we have a lot of wonderful memories , fantastic holidays which he arranged to visit him and Helen and Emma in different countries where he was working . He was so good to us , he worked so hard on whatever job he was on and loved Helen and Emma so much , and had so many plans . Miss him so much already , we are heart broken . Till we meet again Steve, sleep well , we will never forget xxxxxxxxx

  7. Paul Westwell 24th July 2020 at 11:33 am - Reply

    We were so very saddened to hear such sad news. God rest his soul in peace and the angels to always be there with you!
    Whenever we met he was so positive, upbeat a wonderful man and dad. He really will be sorely missed across the world.
    Our memories will be treasured, we first met Steve and Helen in Taiwan and in many places since around the world.
    Our thoughts and prayers for the whole family with deepest Condolences to Helen, Emma.
    Steve, rest in peace. You will be sorely missed…… Paul, Amparo and family

  8. Christopher Walker 24th July 2020 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Chris Walker

    I had the pleasure of interfacing with Steve during our days in Taiwan.
    Always engaging, helpful and smiling, Steve was a professional and a perfect gentleman.
    After 50 years of working around the World one meets a lot of people, Steve will remain at the top of my list as one of the finest people I have met.
    Truly one of the best.
    My thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends at this sad time.

  9. Wez Crutchfield 24th July 2020 at 8:48 am - Reply

    hey Steve, how ya doin mate, Ive been staring at this page for days wondering what to write, wishing i could say some thing to you ear to ear as it were, but there we go, sel la vie, so first, I am sorry i didnt get to chat with you before you took off on your latest cosmic adventure, i trust you got the buisness seat and champers for the trip. Crikey we have known each other a while now havent we, from those early days at the PAA you playing DOOM all day on the network with Root, the bulitin board space wars, and hours and hours of flight sims, punctuated wih the odd excurtions into Wanchai and Lang Qwie Fung at the weekends, and me falling on top of Helen after three flaming lambaginies, ahh those were the days, yet today it seems only yesterday as i reminiss, i cant bellieve you made me cry as i write this, i miss you bud. Thanks for being part of my life, i know you have moved on but i still have all those fond memories of us of olden days, so your still with me in a way i guess. Well me old mucker, bon voyage , i love and miss you, Wez
    ps sorry about the spilling x

  10. Loz Welsh 24th July 2020 at 7:26 am - Reply

    It seems strange to me to be talking of someone of my own gender in these terms but what a lovely lovely man Steve was. I’ve only known him over the last few years but quickly realised what a privilege it was to be in his company and an even greater honour to hear him call me his friend. My heart goes out to Helen, Emma and his family, it must be terribly hard for you all. He had a beautiful soul and was taken way too soon. Sleep tight my mate. We’ll meet again.

  11. David Packwood 24th July 2020 at 6:50 am - Reply

    I met Steve in 1993 on a constructon site in the south of China. The first tme I saw him, he was wading through a 6” deep muddy puddle in his suit with his luggage to get to the site office. He made me smile, and I hadn’t even met him yet.
    It was not a pleasant posting for the few expats but Steve was definitely a ringleader from the start, raising everyone’s spirits whenever needed. Many a night was spent at a bush bar drinking beer, eang peanuts, talking rubbish and playing gengha until the early hours each day.
    Soo many memories from those days (the pet rats in the canteen, the night he was caught by the police breaking curfew on the back of a taxi moped, the mushrooms growing in the hotel corridor carpet, the flying roaches, the dodgy food that had us all running for the imodium, …) – all made bearable and sometimes really hilarious because of the friendships we made.
    After 6 months, we hatched an escape plan and made it back to Hong Kong where he later joined the Airport Authority and I eventually returned to UK. We met up again in ’94 in Hong Kong but this time with the ever-understanding Helen at his side. Many a night started in Carnegies after he got off the boat from the airport, and many times finished in the same place in the small hours of the following morning.
    They were really happy times but as happens, we moved on to new jobs. But Steve always seemed to find time to keep in touch.
    I will not forget him – he was a real friend. R.I.P. Steve

  12. David and Irene Waters 24th July 2020 at 3:39 am - Reply

    Words cannot express how sad and sorry we are on hearing the passing of Steve Healey. Our deepest Condolences to Helen, Emma, Barbara and Thomas and family.

    We first met Steve and Helen in Seoul in 2005 when we were working on the Incheon Bridge but destiny brought us together again when he was engaged to work on the MRT project in Kuala Lumpur.

    It was always a joy to be with Steve who brought so much pleasure to everyone at every social gathering. We will always cherish his cheerful spirit, his kindness and most of all his signature chilli con carne.

    Steve, rest in peace. You will be sorely missed……

    David & Irene

  13. Aida, Christine, Brian and Laurent 24th July 2020 at 2:42 am - Reply

    To our beloved friend.

    From the first day we all met, you shone the brightest of lights onto us all. You had this delightful way of being kind, jovial, generous and humorous, somehow all at the same time.

    You elevated our mood always……when we were with you and when you were away.

    Each time our Fab 6 group met it was a special time; those times will forever stay in our heart and in our memories. You had the courage of a thousand men and the kindness of one who reflected the best of humanity.

    We will dearly miss you Steve, but we know you’ll be with us in spirit.

    You were, and will be forever, a dearest and true friend. Rest in Peace.

  14. Zeki Altintas 24th July 2020 at 2:27 am - Reply

    As usual I read my emails today and two emails from Big Bob Montreal Canada. I immediately opened it and started to read. I read few times to see what I am reading is right. Bob also sent separate email to me and another friend mentioning his fighting with cancer since 2017 which I did not know. Today is sunny in Adelaide Australia and no virus here thus supposed to be a happy day but I am very sad. How such a young man could depart so soon.

    We met in THSRC and worked in same office 2000-2004. I have never seen Steve long face let alone being angry. He was always approachable and always smiling. We all one time or another worked with people who ruin your day such as when you say good morning they give you a long face maybe because they had argument with their partner or whatever then carry angry attitude to office. Well this is Steve comes to office smiling says good morning replies to anyone with pleasant smiling face which lifts you up and brighten your day.

    For sure we will all depart from this world when the time comes and will be remembered what we did in this life. We cannot question all mighty God’s judgement but I cannot help but think why did he leave such a young age. One think for sure he will be remembered with his always smiling face and pleasant personality. I cannot erase his smiling face from my memory although it was over 16 years ago last time we met. God Bless and RIP Steve.

    Zeki Altintas
    Adelaide – AU

  15. Aida,Christine, Brian, Laurent 24th July 2020 at 1:19 am - Reply

    To our beloved friend.

    From the first day we all met, you shone the brightest of lights onto us all. You had this delightful way of being kind, jovial, generous and humorous, somehow all at the same time.

    You elevated our mood always……when we were with you and when you were away.

    Each time our Fab 6 group met it was a special time; those times will forever stay in our heart and in our memories. You had the courage of a thousand men and the kindness of one who reflected the best of humanity.

    We will dearly miss you Steve, but we know you’ll be with us in spirit.

    You were, and will be forever, a dearest and true friend. Rest in Peace.

    • NEL, GARTH, ANJ AND AL MCCOMB 26th July 2020 at 1:33 am - Reply

      We are still in shock…our hearts are with you, Helen and Emma. You three have been our kl family. We have been destined to meet. I remembered how we met when you first arrived Helen, our girls were just tots then.. Steve wasnt with you that day and weeks later at a work meeting Garth introduced me to lovely Steve, who talked lovingly about you and Emma. It was such a coincidence when he realised we knew each other.
      He has been a blessing to all who knew him. His endless optimism, his courage and spirit of never gving up. We have never heard him complain about his plight. We remember the night in Chester we had at yours last summer.. We will never forget you Steve our dj…you brought the rainbow and sunshine into our lives always! We are so grateful for your friendships.. We are here for you Helen and Emma.. See you in heaven Steve💋

  16. Liz Wilson 23rd July 2020 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    Can’t believe I’m writing this. Dearest Steve you came into my life when I was just 16 and you have been like a big brother to me.
    You lead such a fantastic life and made so many memories. You were a brilliant husband to my sister Helen and an excellent father to Emma my beautiful and treasured god daughter.
    Your work overseas enabled me to travel to see you both in Hong Kong Which was a trip of a lifetime and then your generosity paid for me and Thomas and jack to visit you in Dubai another lifetime experience that I will be forever grateful for.
    I will miss your dry sense of humour. You were forever winding me up but it was the way you were and you were the only person that got away with calling me the names that you did.
    Love always Liz xx

  17. Diane and Edwin Ellis 23rd July 2020 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    What a great guy. He always had a smile, and it seemed like nothing got him down. He was a lovely man to know. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers now are with You Helen and Emma, that you will find comfort in God right now. God Bless. Diane and Edwin xx

  18. Brett, Merel, Beau and Sienna 23rd July 2020 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Fun-loving, cheerful and always smiling; that was Steve! And much more than that. We’ve known the Healeys for six years, when we moved with our family to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Our daughter Sienna and Emma were the best of mates since Sienna joined primary school there (and they still are). Soon, Helen and Steve became our close friends as well. The amount of fond memories we share are countless and were often – and perhaps always – accompanied by some spirits… Birthday parties, Christmas gatherings, horse races (!), dinners and so much more.

    Sienna often tells me at night: “Mum, do you see that star up there, right next to the moon? That is Emma’ dad Steve.”
    And I believe her.

    Steve thank you for your friendship, please send us your starry vibes when you look down on us. You’re always in our hearts.

  19. David and Irene Waters 23rd July 2020 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    Words cannot express how sad and sorry we are on hearing the passing of Steve. Our deepest Condolences to Helen, Emma, Barbara and Thomas and family.
    We first met Steve and Helen in Seoul in 2005 when we were working on the Incheon Bridge but destiny brought us together again when he was engaged to work on the MRT project in Kuala Lumpur.
    It was always a joy to be with Steve who brought so much pleasure at every social gathering. We will always cherish his cheerful spirit, his kindness and most of all his signature chilli con carne.

    Steve, rest in peace. You will be sorely missed………

  20. Colin Evans 23rd July 2020 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    Unfortunately as many families do .
    We see each other often as children, then we get to an age and travel in our own directions.
    It’s such a shame when we only then reunite, when the inevitable happens.
    Although we never got to see Steve in later life. Mainly due to the fact that he worked abroad, we did keep up to date with things through our Unc and Aunt, when we met up for our tea and chats.
    Even so.
    He will be sadly missed.
    RIP Steve

  21. Linda & Brian Martin 23rd July 2020 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    We first met Steve & Helen in Taiwan where we both worked for THSRC. Our friendship was maintained with us all ending up in the UAE, working on various projects. Steve was a wonderful guy, especially helpful in all aspects of work, and we has some really rollicking good social times together.

    R.I.P Steve – Godbless to you & thanks for many wonderful memories.

  22. TERENCE CAGE 23rd July 2020 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    We first met Steve in Taiwan in late 99 /early 2000. Somehow we had missed each other in the melee of 90’s Hong Kong – he of the Airport fraternity and I of the Airport Approaches – Tsing Ma, Airport Railway, Airport Expressway. Steve – the brilliant planner and us other lesser oinks.
    All that opened ready for HK handover on 31 December 1997. Steve planned it well.
    But we met in Taichung and Chiaiyi, far flung little places in Taiwan. The Taiwan High Speed Rail was, no little part due to us, one of the best run, well organized, profitable construction projects of all time, and great fun to work on. The Happy Chappy did his bit. This included organizing some of the best parties. THSRC opened on time and on budget ………………the planning worked.
    We parted in 2006 – I to UK & Canada to build bridges, he to Korea and other parts to do likewise. And then met again in 2011 in Kuala Lumpur. The Klang Valley MRT was much more small scale, more intimate (only 30 expats instead of 300) but we made it work. Steve was now a threesome and little Emma immensely enjoyed the parties .But professionals to the end KVMRT opened 2 weeks early and 10% under budget – tell that to today’s fraternity! Steve & I did our full bits in that.
    And it was to my great pleasure that Steve, Helen and Emma all managed to attend my 60th birthday in Hong Kong in 2016 where party time was still going strong. Over 20 years of great times together. Steve was a lovely man, with a lovely family, all well “planned out”. He even made Primavera fun !
    We will miss him dearly. To Steve Healey, the Cheeky Chappy. With Love & Grateful Thanks to Have Known him
    Terry & Ellen Cage

  23. May Keen Tung 23rd July 2020 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Dear Helen & Family,

    My deepest condolence to your loss. You take good care ! With Love from May Tung of Gamuda Kuala Lumpur

  24. Jenn & Donal 23rd July 2020 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    I’ve been trying to write this for a few days… I am struggling and tears are rolling down as I try to put together words . I can see Steve standing there telling me ‘socialites’ don’t cry.

    He was an amazing friend, a protective one to boot. We had partied, laughed gossip and cried together…. He was always there for me. I remember the road trip to chester… What amazing times we had. I still have so much to tell u and gossips that I can’t share with u. Missing u terribly but I am glad u are no pain free….We love you but God loves u more.

    And all the memories we had with Helen and Emma too.

    We will party again one day, my socialite buddy xxx

  25. Graham and Phyllis Hurst 23rd July 2020 at 11:22 am - Reply

    We first met Steve on the Taiwan High Speed Rail construction project in the early 2000’s. He was a person you could not help but like with an easy going nature and great sense of humour. We hit it off straight away and enjoyed many happy times with him either at one of his and Helens parties, on the golf course, and as work colleagues.He was a thoroughly nice guy.
    We never found Steve to be anything else but cheerful and good humoured.
    We continued our friendship with him, Helen and Emma at home in the UK after our retirement and visited each other when he was back in the U.K.
    He enjoyed his games of golf with me and invariably managed to take the prize a bottle off red off me to his great amusement !
    He will be greatly missed from our lives and we cherish the memories, the joy and proud to say he was our friend.
    Sleep well dear friend you will always be in our hearts and memories

  26. Tony & Sue Riley 22nd July 2020 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Tony & Sue Riley, Wigan UK
    I first met Steve in January 1997 when I joined AAHK (Airport Authority Hong Kong) and worked with him in Hong Kong, Taiwan & Dubai. Little did I know that this was the beginning of a marvelous friendship, that would span over 20 years. We had so many fantastic nights out in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Dubai and the UK. The memories I will treasure forever, in fact if I ever wrote a book, I could dedicate a whole chapter to Steve Healey. Steve was a very dear friend and so glad that we could catch up regularly in the last 2 years and Sue & I managed a last night out with Steve & Helen in March 2020, just before Covid 19 Lock Down.
    He was so looking forward to another rendezvous after lockdown
    R.I.P. mate and when we meet up again, mine’s a pint of Carlsberg, your shout….
    Your very good and dear friends,
    Tony and Sue Riley

  27. Paul Andrew 22nd July 2020 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Steve was a great friend to me in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Really miss his wicked sense of humour, fun, humanity and generosity…..not to mention his quiz nights, BBQ parties, golf days etc! We are the same age so it really hits home that he has gone way too soon, but I very much appreciate his friendship and know that he greatly enriched my experience and all of our friends….thanks Steve!

  28. Chris Morgan 22nd July 2020 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Steve and I have been great friends from the 1970s, I have never come across anyone like Steve he was the most positive thinking man I have ever met in my life he took absolutely everything in his stride ,when Steve found out he had cancer in his leg the 1st thing Steve said to the doctor was take it off I can live without it ,he used to go for his chemotherapy treatment like he was going for a walk in the park such a brave and positive man who I’m proud to say was my friend and I will miss him terribly, RIP my friend until we meet again x

  29. Bob Prevost, Montreal Canada 22nd July 2020 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    My good friend Steve – aka Duuuuuuuuude!

    Steve and I met at the Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok airport office in 1993 – we had similar longish hair and I thought “he looked cool”. Steve was very social and very laid back making it easy for everyone to be his friend. Steve and I worked together in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia for a total of 16 years of our 27 years friendship. Steve was my ‘pillar-friend’, always there to chat with, take time with me and discuss personal issues and setting me straight and showing true feelings for me. I could call up Steve anytime and discuss for one hour about a nothing subject, and Steve stopping me mid-way with : “is this the long version or the short version”. Chatting with Steve was always enjoyable. We did share many night-outs, entertaining friends with card tricks and scored excellent at golf when we scored each other.

    Steve was my “IT” guy. Steve helped me purchase my first desk-top computer in Taiwan in 2000, and my first iPhone in Malaysia in 2011 – Steve was the only person I could trust with hi-tech things. While in Taiwan, Steve would come over to my place to fix my computer full of viruses, in return I had to repay Steve with “pizza and wine and wine”. If I had a ‘software’ problem, Steve would tell me “it’s a user-problem”. Steve became a wine drinker in the late 90s claiming it was less filling or less fattening than beer, then telling me at the pub “get the beers in”.

    The sleep-overs at the Healeys house in Kuala Lumpur were always enjoyable, and I truly felt part of their family welcoming me in their world. Helen’s excellent sausage casserole and Steve’s chilli con carne were my big dinner treats! Waking up in the morning and going for a dip in their swimming pool and splashing Emma was top priority before heading for brunch. Steve helped me during my personal issues in the early days in Malaysia, and I hope I was also of moral assistance to Steve throughout the last few years.

    It is with extreme deep sadness I am writing these words as I would have never thought to be referring Steve in the past-tense. I feel honor to have been a part of Steve’s beautiful life, and will cherish every moment we had together. This is a time to celebrate Steve and recognize how good a person he was, and continue his values for ever. His beautiful wife Helen and lovey sweety daughter Emma will carry on his spirit and energy for ever.
    Steve is in a better painless world and his spirit will remain within us forever. While I write these words, I can hear Steve telling me “don’t tell them about that time or when we did this together”… my time with Steve was truly enjoyable and he was always a good person and a true friend. Steve’s spirit will remain in me forever.

    My deepest sympathies to his wife Helen and daughter Emma.
    When we meet again Steve, I will let you know what happened since 1 July 2020.

    Your Dudest friend – aka Bob Prevost xx

    • NEL, GARTH, ANJ AND AL MCCOMB 26th July 2020 at 1:32 am - Reply

      We are still in shock…our hearts are with you, Helen and Emma. You three have been our kl family. We have been destined to meet. I remembered how we met when you first arrived Helen, our girls were just tots then.. Steve wasnt with you that day and weeks later at a work meeting Garth introduced me to lovely Steve, who talked lovingly about you and Emma. It was such a coincidence when he realised we knew each other.
      He has been a blessing to all who knew him. His endless optimism, his courage and spirit of never gving up. We have never heard him complain about his plight. We remember the night in Chester we had at yours last summer.. We will never forget you Steve our dj…you brought the rainbow and sunshine into our lives always! We are so grateful for your friendships.. We are here for you Helen and Emma.. See you in heaven Steve💋

  30. Dave ferguson 22nd July 2020 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Steve Healey got to know you 7yrs ago through Chris Morgan. He was always great company to be in always bright and cheerful fella.Rip Steve you will be sadly missed Dave fergie.

  31. Bob Prevost, Montreal Canada 22nd July 2020 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    My good friend Steve – aka Duuuuuuuuude!
    Steve and I met at the Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok airport office in 1993 – we had similar longish hair and I thought “he looked cool”. Steve was very social and very laid back making it easy for everyone to be his friend. Steve and I worked together in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia for a total of 16 years of our 27 years friendship. Steve was my ‘pillar-friend’, always there to chat with, take time with me and discuss personal issues and setting me straight and showing true feelings for me. I could call up Steve anytime and discuss for one hour about a nothing subject, and Steve stopping me mid-way with : “is this the long version or the short version”. Chatting with Steve was always enjoyable. We did share many night-outs, entertaining friends with card tricks and scored excellent at golf when we scored each other.
    Steve was my “IT” guy. Steve helped me purchase my first desk-top computer in Taiwan in 2000, and my first iPhone in Malaysia in 2011 – Steve was the only person I could trust with hi-tech things. While in Taiwan, Steve would come over to my place to fix my computer full of viruses, in return I had to repay Steve with “pizza and wine and wine”. If I had a ‘software’ problem, Steve would tell me “it’s a user-problem”. Steve became a wine drinker in the late 90s claiming it was less filling or less fattening than beer, then telling me at the pub “get the beers in”.
    The sleep-overs at the Healeys house in Kuala Lumpur were always enjoyable, and I truly felt part of their family welcoming me in their world. Helen’s excellent sausage casserole and Steve’s chilli con carne were my big dinner treats! Waking up in the morning and going for a dip in their swimming pool and splashing Emma was top priority before heading for brunch. Steve helped me during my personal issues in the early days in Malaysia, and I hope I was also of moral assistance to Steve throughout the last few years.
    It is with extreme deep sadness I am writing these words as I would have never thought to be referring Steve in the past-tense. I feel honor to have been a part of Steve’s beautiful life, and will cherish every moment we had together. This is a time to celebrate Steve and recognize how good a person he was, and continue his values for ever. His beautiful wife Helen and lovey sweety daughter Emma will carry on his spirit and energy for ever.
    Steve is in a better painless world and his spirit will remain within us forever. While I write these words, I can hear Steve telling me “don’t tell them about that time or when we did this together”… my time with Steve was truly enjoyable and he was always a good person and a true friend. Steve’s spirit will remain in me forever.
    My deepest sympathies to his wife Helen and daughter Emma.
    When we meet again Steve, I will let you know what happened since 1 July 2020.
    Party on dude ! Dingadingadingading.
    Your Dudest friend – aka Bob Prevost xx

  32. Ian M Thoms 22nd July 2020 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Ian M Thoms

    I worked with Steve on Line 1 of the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT Project) in Kuala Lumpur from late 2011 to 2015.

    I was very sorry to receive the news from Terry Cage of Steve’s passing. Steve was still in his prime and his loss is a terrible blow to Helen and Emma, whom he was devoted to. I had many conversations with Steve on many topics over the 4 years we worked together for MMC-Gamuda and we had many laughs and an equal number of very sober moments working with the Malaysians. Steve rarely lost his cool and contributed much to the development of the Project, through his planning and programming skills and I always enjoyed our impromptu chats as well as our regular discussions on programme reporting. Socially, we had some very entertaining events. Steve was fun-loving as well as hard working and was well liked by his many friends. Notably, he was a dedicated family man who wanted to do his best for his family’s future. He will be remembered by all those who worked closely with him and his many friends. I last spoke to Steve when he was recuperating in hospital and determined to bounce back from the shock of losing a limb. Determined he was and that was one of his formidable attributes. Rest in peace, Steve; we will not forget you!

    My sincerest condolences go to Helen and Emma, with my sympathies also extended to Steve’s parents and brothers.

  33. Bill & Carole Sykes 22nd July 2020 at 11:29 am - Reply

    I first worked with Steve on Manchester Airport way back in 1990. Our friendship continued through our time in Hong Kong and Taiwan. More recently, I had the pleasure of staying with the family in Little Stanney on three occasions, including a memorable visit for Steve’s 50th birthday party.
    There are so many fond memories and photos to cherish.
    Bill & Carole Sykes, Cockermouth UK

  34. Trudy Yeardley 22nd July 2020 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Such sad news.

    Steve will be sorely missed across the world. He was such a wonderful man who enjoyed life and having a laugh. Grateful that we had the privelege to have shared part of his life. Our memories will be treasured.

    Our thoughts are with the whole family.

    Lots of love, Trudy & Rob xx

  35. Kate Buckeridge 22nd July 2020 at 7:18 am - Reply

    Steve was a wonderful happy chappy and I shall forever remember his and Helen’s kindness in letting a lonely traveller stay in their spare room in Hong Kong. Yes, I still owe you rent Steve so I’ll keep donating to Macmillian in your honour!

  36. Maria 22nd July 2020 at 7:07 am - Reply

    As said Steve you were a breath of energy and always positive and optimistic even when life challenged you so much recently. Many people will miss your sense of humour and fun. May you rest in peace now. And know your lovely wife and daughter will be watched over by all who knew you. 🙏

    Maria and John Robinson

  37. Laura and James Gossip 22nd July 2020 at 1:40 am - Reply

    Steve was a lovely man , always smiling and though we only saw Him a little in Malaysia he will not be forgotten. His love for Helen and Emma was always proudly written on his face. He will always be missed and not forgotten. RIP

  38. ASLI 21st July 2020 at 11:18 pm - Reply

    News of Steve’s passing was heartbreaking.Words just can’t say enough. I met Helen and Steve a long time ago, have great memories. His friendship was a blessing and fun. Life took us different part of the world and I was hoping one day I will have chance to see them again. The loss of a friend is never easy. You will be in our hearts and memories forever. I will always cherish our time in Taiwan. You left behind not only a heartbroken family but friends as well. We will miss you Steve Healey. You left us too early. My thoughts and prayers with his family, Helen & Emma. Emma your dad was a kind man and a true gentleman.Stars are openings in heaven where our loved ones shine bright and let us know.

  39. Larry and Donna 21st July 2020 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    Steven is my cousin and he will be dearly missed. He was a wonderful husband, father and son. Our prayers to Helen, Emma, Barbara, Tommy and all the boys. Always remember Steven is with you and listen to the wind and know that he is near.
    Love you all!
    xxxxxxx

  40. Tony & Sue Riley 21st July 2020 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Tony Riley, Wigan UK
    I first met Steve in January 1997 when I joined AAHK (Airport Authority Hong Kong) and worked with him in Hong Kong, Taiwan & Dubai. Little did I know that this was the beginning of a marvelous friendship, that would span over 20 years. We had so many fantastic nights out in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Dubai and the UK. The memories I will treasure forever, in fact if I ever wrote a book, I could dedicate a whole chapter to Steve Healey. Steve was a very dear friend and so glad that we could catch up regularly in the last 2 years and Sue & I managed a last night out with Steve & Helen in March 2020, just before Covid 19 Lock Down.
    He was so looking forward to another rendezvous after lock-down
    R.I.P. mate and when we meet up again, mine’s a pint of Carlsberg, your shout….
    Your very good and dear friends,
    Tony and Sue Riley xx

  41. Nicki , Ellick ,Katie and Faye xxxx 21st July 2020 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Steve was a very much loved friend of over 30 years ,who the family had grown up with.
    From the day i first met him cutting his hair we just instantly got on ,he was so charismatic and full of fun energy.
    Many many happy days and nights going out to nightclubs and seeing and supporting Steve do his DJ slots.Attending all their special occasions party’s ,weddings and Christenings .
    Even the years they were overseas we would always keep in touch.
    Nothing made him happier on the birth of Emma who he treasured so much, and it gave me so much pleasure and happiness to be Emma’s Godmother .
    He was so happy to attend our wedding 2 years ago ,a memory which we will treasure so much that he was able to be there .
    Going through all his problems, his leg amputation ,and then the blow of the secondary cancer he still had such courage and determination to carry on ,one of Steve’s amazing qualities was the sheer resilience he had to just keep going ,even recently he gave it his all.
    I will treasure one of the last nights we got to spend with him before he went into hospital,sitting in our garden looking up at the stars on one of his phones apps it was such a special evening, he is that shining star that is always there twinkling, and in our hearts forever and never ever forgotten.

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