Steven Paul Emberley

April 21, 1975 to November 9, 2023


We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Steven Paul Emberley on November 9th, 2023 at the age of 48 years.

Steve was predeceased by his brother Scott, father Paul, grandparents George and Bertha Emberley and Cyril and Thelma Kirby.

He leaves to mourn his mother Pam Emberley, his adored daughter and best bud Isabella Emberley and her mother Megan O’Toole, his wonderful nephew Ronan Emberley (Ronan’s mother and Steve’s sister-in-law Kerry Murphy) his loving partner Kathryn Green and her daughter Victoria, aunts Debbie Kirby and Brenda White (Terry), uncles Rick Emberley (Mary), John Emberley (Roslyn), Phil Kirby (Linda), many cousins and their families, Karl and Lynn Green and family, Shirley O’Toole and Tim Miln and family.

Steve loved and was loved by his huge group of friends – relationships that have lasted decades and that have supported each other through life’s ups and downs.  Many a glass of white wine will be hoisted and many a tear shed in his memory.

Cremation has taken place.

Visitation to be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road from 2-9 p.m. Saturday, November 18th and from 10-12noon Sunday, November 19th. A private internment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.



2-9 p.m. on November 18, 2023

10-12 noon on November 19, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Just found out and so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing.. He was one of the nicest fellas. He reached.out to me just in ’22 looking for an old photo. We chatted for a bit and wished to cross paths so our daughters would meet. God bless him. My deepest condolences to his family.

I am so sorry for Mrs. Emberley, Isabella, Kathryn and the rest of family and friends. Sending my heartfelt condolences.

I am beyond saddened and shocked to hear of Steve’s sudden passing. Steve was an amazing person and a very good friend and I am thankful that I had the chance to get to know him and spend lots of time on the water with him. We would sometimes stop the boat and watch and listen to the loons scream and move about in the fog on Neary’s pond. I always enjoyed popping up and having a chat and a flick with Steve. Being a bit older than me he offered me perspective and guidance on a lot of topics…friends of the calibre of Steve don’t come around often and all will miss him dearly. Tight lines Steve, can’t wait to go fishing again.

Chris Baird

I’ve been away from Newfoundland for a long time and just got the news of Steve’s passing and it’s devastating. I’ve known Steve a long time through hockey, high school and MUN business. As has been said many times, he was just a wonderful human being. Universally loved by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. I also knew Scott, affectionately known as Archie when we were young. Mrs. Emberley, I can’t put into words the sorrow I feel for all your hardships over the years. I hope your doing well and somehow manage to have a good Christmas and a Happy New Year.

just heard of Steve’s passing..a real tragedy. got to know him at delta fitness center originally. real nice kid. very polite and personable. I really am sorry

Mrs. Emberley, Isabella, Kathryn and family,

We were absolutely devastated to hear the news about Steve. He was a great human and I always loved interacting with him. The chemistry between he and brother Scott was magic and I will always cherish the days I was in their presence. I believe in my heart they are together now, surrounded by joy and laughter.

We wish you strength and peace as you navigate this enormous challenge. God bless you all.

Geoff, Tracy, Hayley and Noah

Pam, Isabella, Kathryn & other family members,
I’m so sorry to hear about Stephen’s passing.

Words cannot adequately express my sincere condolences to all of you at this time.

Blessings to all and sincere thoughts and prayers to all of you as you go through the mourning for such an incredible loss.

Hold fast to the precious memories.

Linda Coles

Our deepest sincere condolences to Steven’s family and friends. We just learned of his passing and are shocked to know that he is not next door anymore. We shared his content for the quiet, soothing tranquility that comes from living on the pond. We often saw Steven in his boat fishing in the evenings and he always remarked how much he loved the loons. Rest in peace Steven. We will always think of you when we hear the loons calling.

Please accept our sincerest condolences for your loss. We are very sorry to hear about the sudden passing of Steve.
Wishing your family comfort and strength for the days and weeks ahead.
With warm thoughts and prayers,

I was deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Steve. Please accept my heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. I understand the immense loss this must be for you, his family, and all who had the privilege of knowing him.

I hope that the cherished memories you shared with Steve bring you comfort and strength during this challenging period.

Please know that our thoughts are with you and Steve’s family during this sorrowful time.

With heartfelt sympathy,

Mrs. Emberley, our heart aches at the news of Steve’s sudden passing. There are no words to ease the level grief being experienced by you and your family, nor the feeling of loss that has spread across a vast number of friends and colleagues that Steve made over the decades. He was a wonderful person and he will be missed.

so sorry for your loss, deepest condolences he was an inspiration to my son Jason

My deepest condolences to Aunt Pam and everyone affected by this sudden grievous loss. Thinking of you all right now with love.

To Steve’s Mom, Daughter and entire Family & Friends, please accept my heartfelt condolences.
I knew Steve from the minor hockey world in St. John’s and the circles of friends we all followed throughout the years. Steve was always so genuinely nice, his kind personality was very real whenever our paths crossed. It was nice to always bump into him and have a brief chat. He is fondly remembered and I know will be sadly missed.

Without a doubt, Steve was one of the best guys I ever met in my life. He was always nice, sincere, absolutely hilarious and a great friend. I am grateful for the time I got to spend with him. He will be missed very much by many. My condolences to Isabella, Mrs. Emberley and his family.

Pam & Family,
our thoughts and sincere condolences on the passing of your dear son. Treasure your memories as they will sustain you in the days ahead. Take care

sorry for your loss

Pam & family,So sorry for your loss. Take care & you’re in my prayers! Angie Bowes

My deepest condolences to Bela, Mrs. Emberley, Kathryn, family and friends. Steve was a great big shiny light to so many people. His kindness, strength and compassion will live on in Bells. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Mrs. Emberley, Isabella, Kathryn, family and friends…my deepest sympathy and condolences for your loss…Steve was a fantastic person whom I have very fond memories….my heart goes out to you…I hope your happy memories will help you through this difficult time…God Bless!

My deepest sympathies to Pam and family. There are no words to adequately convey the depth of this loss. I can only hope that your memories of such a wonderful son can carry you forever.

Mrs. Emberley, Isabella, Kathryn, and all the family and friends. I have known Steve for such a long time and he was always that person that would light up a room with his infectious & welcoming smile, and he had such a kind personality. He will be deeply missed.
Thinking of you and sending my deepest heartfelt condolences. May all the memories fill your heart up with strength as you go through this difficult time ahead.

My deepest sympathies to all the family during this very difficult time. Cherish your memories. May he Rest in Peace.

Pam, Debbie and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Stevens passing. Our families go back a long way and only last week I saw you Pam for the first time in so many, many years.. You spoke of Steven on that day to my Mom. My heart aches for you all. Please accept my sincere condolences. I only remember Steven as a young boy living across the street from our family., I can only hope and pray he lived a happy life. RIP Steven

To Steve’s Family; I am so very sad to learn of Steve’s passing. I knew Steve from Kindergarten, through JH & HS. I haven’t seen him in a very long time but like always, each time we’d bump into each other it was like no time had passed. His smile was infectious- warm and welcoming. Sending my heartfelt condolences during your time of grief.

Dearest Pam, our deepest condolences to you.
Therese & Pat Royle

Hi Pam, and Family: Judy and I, and indeed our entire family are beyond shocked to hear of Steve’s untimely passing. Our thoughts and best wishes are for you to find the inner strength to deal with yet another devastating personal loss. Be strong Pam; all the best!
Judy and Jim Radford

To Steve’s family.
I am so incredibly sorry for this very sad loss.

Isabella, I have known your dad since grade 7.
As an adult, any dinner I would share with him and friends, He would be gushing proud of you. He spoke of you often and it was very special to hear.

My condolences to all that had the pleasure of knowing Steve. I hope you can all find some comfort in the memories.

My condolences to the family. I met Steve when we were in university and just like everyone else he met we hit it off. A guy who was always smiling and great to be around. Although we lost contact after graduation when we did meet at a function or event it was like we had never lost contact at all.
Rest in Peace my friend.

I was literally stunned when I heard this news. I remember Steve particularly from McDonald Drive Junior High, minor hockey and golf. Always made you laugh and always had a smile. While we didn’t see much of each other past few years when we did there was always a few mins to catch up. To all know and love Steve my most sincere condolences. Remember the good times!!

I was so saddened to hear of Steve’s passing, and send my deepest condolences to Pam and the rest of his family. I have lots of fond memories of him and Scott at Neary’s Pond when we were kids – hitting golf balls into the pond, boating, fishing, swimming, and hanging out in their epic treehouse! He will be fondly remembered by all of who knew him.

Dear Pam
I am so sorry for your great loss. I am sending you love and prayers. I remember you and all the fond memories of BSC . I am sure he was a wonderful son.
RIP Steve .
Love to you Sandra Parsons Perrotta

A consistent theme will be repeated here – Steve brought happiness to whatever room or space that he entered. One of the best and genuine souls I’ve ever had the pleasure to spend time with. He will be truly missed. Sincere condolences to his family and extensive group of friends.

Dear Pam. ..

We are thinking of you and your family at this very sad time..
May friends c0mfort you , faith uphold you and loving memories heal your broken hearts. Sincerely

Kay & Llew Norman

Pam, Isabella and Kathryn, my sincerest condolences. Steve was a wonderful man, always smiling. His positive energy could lift the spirits of any room.

Sincere condolences to Steve’s family.

Pam & family, My sincere condolences on your loss. May the comfort and love of friends help ease your pain in the days ahead.

Oh Pam my heart goes out to you during this most difficult time. So sorry to know you have to go through this yet again. Deepest sympathy from me and Galen. 💕

So sorry for your loss

Our deepest condolences to Steve’s family and friends. I’ve known Steve since we were kids, through HS and University. Living away it’s been years since we last talked but I have so many fond memories from those times. Rest in peace…

Our most sincere condolences to Steven’s family and friends on his passing. It has been such shocking news to take in. Our thoughts are with you Pam to have to endure again the loss of another son. The condolences that have been expressed are a testament to the person he was. Take care and know we are thinking of you.

I’ll miss this guy a lot. A great man..many happy memories.. condolences to his family.


We were both shocked and so sad to receive the news about Steve. We had recently bumped into Steve and we had a great catch up chat . Steve was a consummate gentleman and always had a huge smile on his face. Extremely pleasant personality. He will be dearly missed. Way to young to go. So sorry for your huge loss Pam and extended family. His picture should be in the dictionary under Gentleman. Hopefully he can have a few rounds of golf with his brother Scott and his Dad Paul. RIP Steve. Liam & Penny Halley.

Pam I am so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. He was a great young man and I dropped in to his shop to see him often. We really enjoyed having a chat about old times. He was a great sport and loved to chat. I was with him when he caught his first salmon and he was so very excited. I will never forget how proud he was.

If there is anything you need or want don’t hesitate to call. Rosemary and I are here for you.

Hugs Uncle Vic, that is what Steve called me all the time.

To the entire Emberley family, so sorry to learn Steven is gone so soon. I coached Steven during his minor hockey years and got to know the Emberley Family, as they supported Steven, at the rink and on the road. He was a great kid and you could tell he had solid family support. I was so fortunate to have met Steven later in life and it’s like time stood still. Great guy and very caring, but most of all, very Respectful of those around him. RIP Steven.

Condolences to the family. Knew Steve since elementary school and in later years have good memories of auto enthusiast chats and of course, the Le Baron V6. Good guy all around.

What invariably comes to mind when I think of Steve is that smile. Beyond it being a fabulous smile, it was infectious and, more importantly, authentic. Very few people have made me smile every damn time I crossed their path over 4 decades. For that I am grateful, and I’ll miss you bud.

Pam and families so sorry to hear Steven passed away. Cherish your memories and may the love and strength
of family and friends give you comfort and peace in the days ahead. special hugs to Isabella.

Condolences to Mrs. Emberley and family. Steve was always my favorite of my brother’s friends. Always kind, considerate and lots of fun.

Bella, we are heartbroken for you and all those that loved your dad ( and these seems to be a lot of them!) Hold your memories close. You haven’t left our thoughts.

Pam & Family , we were so shocked to hear of Steve’s passing…….our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time……….unfortunately we will not be able to attend Steve’s wake in person as we are out of the country……….cherish the many memories you have of such a wonderful son……RIP Steve………

Quite a shock hearing this news.. My thoughts are with family and friends.

I have fond memories of early mornings walking to elementary school together and many a hockey moment along the way as well. I always admired Steve for his incredible character and his gentle manner.

Steve, your smile lit up the room, your laughter filled our hearts and it was a joy to be in your presence. Although, we hadn’t seen each other in a long while, I hold some great memories in my heart. I am simply heartbroken to hear this news and send my condolences and much love to your family during this time.. Cheers to you my friend! xo

I am still in shock to hear this news though I have had a few days to try to process it.
I am living in Ontario and I had not seen Steve in a number of years. Still, he is someone that I have very fond memories of. He was wickedly funny, a bit of a rascal (in all the best ways) and so incredibly genuine. He was a wonderful friend and I will cherish the time I spent with him.
Sending love to Steve’s family and his many, many friends .
Diana Svendsen

Pam, Isabella, Debbie and Phillip,

So sorry to hear about the passing of Steven. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Shirley Downey

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and many friends of Steve. Living in another province, I hadn’t seen Steve in many years but remember him well as such an infectiously happy guy. There are no words at times like these other than those recognizing the special qualities remembered by many over decades. Family, friends and faith will help all through this sad time. God bless Steve.

My condolences to the family. I have fond memories of Steve playing minor hockey years ago.

Steve what an amazing guy! I was so shocked and sad when I heard the news 4 days ago. I ran into Steve on many occasions every few months. Still very hard to comprehend what has happened. I enjoyed the many times we had in the past. It is truly a sad time and not much more i can say while writing this.

My heart goes out to you Pam, Isabella, and Katherine. I know you were his three angels. My heart also goes to all our friends because I know first hand, the loss we feel. I am grateful to have had a beautiful friendship with Steve. We had so many good times and laughter that brought tears – a common joy that Steve shared with everyone who knew him.

I walked my beach today and found a rock, the color of a setting sun. I told it my favorite memories and things about him, then I tossed it into the lake to keep his memory close.

Steve leaves so many great memories behind that with each telling, will bring smiles and alleviate some of the heaviness, if not but for a moment. He is out there in the universe now and we will feel his energy every so often, as we carry on with him in our hearts forever.

Sending love, strength and my deepest condolences.

Steve was a special light that made me laugh fiercely. His silent laugh and incredible smile (that lit up the room) were things that money can’t buy. His love and affection for Bella was precious. I will miss seeing his face and the joy he brought me whenever I saw him. Sending all my love and peace to Pam, Megan, Bella, and all his dearest friends and family.

Jill Dreaddy

It will be some time processing this news but this I know for certain.

Like his entire family, Steve was funny, intelligent, loyal, charismatic, devilishly beautiful, genuine, creative, talented, empowering, and a leader. The magic he inspired every time we saw each other, or even through text messages, will never be forgotten. My life was so enriched and I will miss him dearly as equally I miss Scott.

To Pam, the entire Emberley family and his closest friends, my hurting and devastated heart reaches out to you with soul and heart warming condolences. Hugs

ps. The magic created will live on forever!

My condolences to Steven’s family and friends. I haven’t seen him in years, but will always remember his kind smile and caring nature. Rest easy, friend.

Pam and Family please accept my sincere Condolences to you at this sad time; cherish your Memories. 🌺🌸🌼🪻😘

So sad to hear this. I knew Steve through work in the promotional products industry. Last saw Steve early November. He was always kind, interested in me as a person and was always at the ready with a restaurant recommendation. He took the time to send me a very kind note after our last business call which I cherish even more now. The world needs more Steve’s.

Our deepest sympathies to the Emberley and Green families.