Stephen James Hubbard

June 26, 1951 - February 24, 2024

In Loving Memory

Stephen James Hubbard

We are sad to announce the passing of Stephen James Hubbard on February 24, 2024. He suffered a fatal heart attack in Vernon BC.

Steve is survived by his sister Sandra McMurray, her children Darren McMurray and wife Charlotte, Rhonda McMurray and their children Elise McMurray, Abigail McMurray, Malyk Jean-Baptiste and Elora Jean-Baptiste. His son Dan Hubbard and wife Joy, daughter Chrissy Smith and Jamie, and grandchildren Dalton Hubbard, Libby Hubbard, Jaxon Hubbard, Nilan Hubbard, Nick Smith and Skylar Godfray.

Steve was born in Vernon in 1951. The family moved to Salmon Arm when he was 3. Here he had his first lessons in skiing on skis made from barrel slats. He also learned to skate on the edge of Shuswap Lake at the age of 4. Just after his 9th birthday the family moved to Summerland where he furthered his love of playing hockey and started playing baseball. Again, just after his 13th birthday the family moved back to Vernon. It was here that Steve called home for the rest of his life. He continued in hockey and played football. Skiing was Steve’s real passion. He and his buddies took on freestyle skiing and competed in it. From there he coached a Western Canada team and later became a ski judge. Golf became a passion in his later years. He spent his winters skiing and the rest of the year golfing.

“Hubby” was a very charismatic person with a huge heart. He went through life making friends and helping those who needed it. He was generous to his friends and family. Known to his friends from his childhood as “Tube”, his teen years as “Hubby”, and his Pirate Crew as “Legendsan”.

Steve had a great time ticking things off his bucket list and living free in his amazing last couple of years. He went helicopter skiing north of Smithers. He travelled across Canada with his sister. He recently went on an epic ski trip to Japan. The family were very happy that he was able to do this and that he was such a happy man. Steve was well loved, and he will be sorely missed.

A celebration of life will be held in August.

Arrangements entrusted to

Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-546-7237

Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services:

T: 250-546-7237

2980 Smith Dr,
Armstrong, BC V0E 1B1

E: [email protected]

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Comments: 5

  1. Eric Kjarsgaard says:

    Steve was a friend and a work mate. We worked together at Karl’s Sport Haus. Later at Jim Attridge ski centre. During the last 50 years that I knew him, he always had a great attitude, friendly and fun to be with. On Friday, My wife and I were skiing in Putnam and Steve asked to ride the chair with us, rather than the people he was skiing with that day. He told us about his epic trip to Japan . I noticed his skiing technique as he went over the ridge out of sight. That was my last memory of Steve. I cherish it , hours before his heart attack. I am sad and deeply touched by his passing.
    He was a great man and his memory will live on.

  2. Tim Bissett says:

    There is a new star in the sky tonight !
    Look up , smile and give a hug to whoever is with you.
    Legendsan lives in all our hearts and memories
    Forever Forever , forever

  3. Dalton says:

    Love you Grandpa. Wish I had a couple more decades of your laugh and jokes, but I’ll be thankful for the time I did have and that I got to know you in my childhood and part of my adult life.

    Hope you still hitting the slopes wherever you are now.

  4. Rick webster says:

    Steve , it wasn’t me driving the truck!

  5. Stephen Feedham says:

    Miss you Hubby! From our days working together at Big White to so many years skiing at Silver Star! I remember the first ski lesson you gave at Big White; explanation was short and to the point , “Keep Up” 🥲⛷️.

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