Steve was a true original. A maverick mix of far sighted wisdom, quiet determination and mischievous irreverence. He was never cowed by convention or tempted by the line of least resistance. An incredible pioneer in how he thought and how he lived. A passionate fighter for anything or anyone he believed in but never anything but utterly modest and open in his attitude to others.
A father and friend to many more than just his dearly loved family, Steve guided and inspired countless people personally or through the pages he filled. Losing him has left a great hole in the worlds of many of us, but nobody gave us a better example of how we could live honestly, honourably and with true passion for the things we love.
Thanks for everything Steve, we won’t waste what you gave us.