Steven passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on his beloved farm, in his favorite chair, with the wood stove embers lighting his way. Son of the late Donald Gilbert Miskelly of Smiths Falls and Marion Florence Marshall (Morrison) of Frankville. Loving husband of 52 years to his wife Anne Miskelly (McKinnon). Father to Jason Miskelly (tragically predeceased by suicide on Nov 2, 2018) and Amanda Lecompte (Miskelly). Adored father in law to Richard Lecompte and Robyn O’Neill (Mark Rockburn). He will be forever cherished by his 4 beautiful grandchildren, Alexandra Lecompte, Sebastien Lecompte, Maeve Miskelly and Vincent Lecompte. He will be fondly remembered by his 5 younger brothers and their partners Garth (Leah) Miskelly, Danny Miskelly, Peter Miskelly, Jeff (Brenda) Miskelly and John Marshall (Jess). Forever missed by his brothers and sisters in law Scott McKinnon (Diane Tait), Susan (John) Hoysted, Matt (Maria) McKinnon and Donna Barrett (late Paul McKinnon) as well as his many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and widespread circle of loved friends.
In 1970, Steven was a young but devoted father and husband who worked at Ralph Clark Stone for 9 years, then Sommerville for 9 more years before becoming a proud and accomplished business owner and operator of Rideau Meats for the next 20 years. He was a lover of baseball, fishing, hunting, gardening, travelling, antiques, raising sheep and spending endless hours sharing and enjoying his farm with his family and friends. Steven was well known and respected in the Smiths Falls community and beyond for working hard and playing even harder. He was so proud of his family, extremely generous, kindhearted, loyal and passionate about living life to its fullest. He was tremendously loved beyond words by his family and closest friends and will forever be greatly missed!
Steven will be cremated and an outdoor drop in will be held at the farm for friends and family wishing to gather to celebrate his legacy on Sun. Nov. 28 from 12:00-4:00. Please dress accordingly and respectfully follow local Covid-19 protocols. If desired, memorial contributions can be made to the CHEO Foundation or Lanark County Mental Health, as per family request no flowers please. Arrangements in the care of Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls, for those wishing to send a donation or condolences please visit www.blairandson.com