It is with heavy hearts that the family of William Steven Elsasser announces his passing at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on January 31st, 2024, with family by his side. Age 72 years.

Loving father of Brandi (Norm) Weichel. Great and Dear friend of Bonnie Czarnecki and her family. Cherished Grandpa of Asher, Korben, and Jace. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Gloria Elsasser. Also remembered by his brothers, nieces, other relatives, and friends. Steve will be greatly missed by his loving four-legged companion Keo.

Steve had an enormous zest for life, whether it was travelling to numerous destinations or spending time taking in the scenery on many trips to his beloved Killarney.

As was Steve’s wish, cremation has taken place.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre (Palliative Care Unit) would be appreciated.


Condolences from Bill and Tina. We both really liked and respected Steve. We will miss him

-Bill and Tina Greig

So sorry to hear of the passing of Steve, our condolences go out to the rest of the family.

-stephen burford

Our sincere condolences to Steve’s family and friends.

-Paul and Cheryl Forth

Our sympathy to Brandi, Norm& Family. Steve was a friend of the family, always with a smile, and a story to share, as well a good laugh...he made a positive difference in our lives, as he did to many others! A devoted community leader who will be remembered in the hearts of many...especially ours, Cathy & Brian Alakas

-Cathy&Brian Alakas

I really appreciated Steve and I will miss him. He truly was a kind hearted man. He always helped me when I was battling through real estate struggles. I leaned on him a lot and he never once turned me away when I needed advice or help.

-Rem Steele

Rest in peace Steve. You fought hard.

-Roy k. Scott

R I P Steve, my condolences to family

-Alfred Crisp

We are so sorry to hear the news of Steve’s passing. When we arrived in Rosseau he was always open armed and helpful. He was definitely a corner stone of our village and he will be greatly missed.

-Laurie McDonald & Brian Dollin

Steve was a loving and caring person. We have many great memories of Steve starting when we where all very young on Whitefish lake. Steve will be greatly missed.

-Bob and Marlene Price

I am so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Such a wonderful, caring person, always having time for a chat. He will be greatly missed! My condolences to family.

-Darlene Morden

Community leader/ builder if there's something going on in the community Steve was usually involved. A kind hearted man of many causes. A consummate gentleman his absence will be felt by the extended Rosseau family as he was “ the unofficial mayor of Rosseau “. A life very well lived !!! RIP Steve

-Doug Mackinnon

R.I.P. Steve. So sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to the family

-Debra Gregory Magee

Steve's roots were on Horseshoe Lake - his parents were salt of the earth and he never stopped giving. From Bait & Tackle to the HL Men's Club to President of the PS Real Estate Association/Rosseau Business Association. He loved the people and Trails of Seguin, kayaking the lakes and the Glendenning - a father figure, Big Brother, from Sandy Plains to Cook's Rd to the Village - Steve will be sorely missed - RIP. Love your pal, Johnny MIrynech

-John Mirynech

So sorry for your loss Brandi and family. Steve was a great person and will be missed.

-Michelle Pirie

Dear Brandi and family; So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing! He was such a good friend and full of life! He never gave up.
Marlene Villeneuve

-Marlene Villeneuve

Steve will be missed by all who knew him. He was a dear friend who was kind, honest, fun loving, hard working, a great chef, and he helped anyone who was in need. My Condolences go out to his family, who he dearly loved and cherished, and to all his friends. I'm sorry and sad to say, this is your last Memorial, but you will always be in our hearts!.

-Diana Karwaski

Steve was a terrific guy who always had a smile on his face. He will be missed.
Our deepest condolences to Steve’s family.

-Lynn and Bill Martin

Steve and I were cousins and friends: his paternal grandmother and my maternal grandmother were sisters (Bruels). Over several summers in the 1950s-60s when my family stayed at the Elsasser cottages for a week or two, after my mom (Edward Elsasser’s first cousin) started to work cleaning cottages and when I was almost 14 working at the store for 4 summers, Steve and I played outdoors, swam in Horseshoe Lake and eventually worked together around the store doing everything necessary. Although we did not communicate often during high school and university and thereafter, we maintained some communication and our friendship.
Steve was a dedicated volunteer in Rosseau and Parry Sound, an ethical, caring and successful real estate agent, a progressive community leader. Despite the cancer that caused him great pain, Steve remained active, positive and cheerful. He was an inspiration to many people, friends, and relatives. Last September, Steve organized his own celebration of life so that he could express his appreciation to all of his friends for their friendship and support, and to be an example, a role model. Steve will be in my heart and happy memories.

-John R Cooper

Rest in peace Steve. I hope your family will continue to come to one of your favourite places….

-Cheryl Seagram

I'm so sorry to hear that Steve has passed away. I met Steve growing up cottaging on Clear Lake. Parties at Bill's landing were always fun. Years later, Steve found the perfect cottage for me to buy on Sugar Lake. He knew exactly what I was looking for and reached out to me as soon as he found it. He was such an honest, hard worker who always made time to answer my questions. My condolences to Steve's family and friends.

-Holly Lillico (Phillips)

Steve's death will leave a void in Rosseau. He was my mentor when I started working with him in Real estate. He was a friend and supporter. Kind and honest hearted. Always there when needed. My condolences to Brandi and family. R. I. P. Steve.
Petra (Wulf) Bellamy

-Petra Bellamy