Steve (Stephen) Joseph Berlinguette

June 15, 1957 - March 19, 2021
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June 15, 1957 - March 19, 2021

Born in Ottawa, Ontario, on June 15, 1957, Steve spent many summer vacations with family in Alberta before eventually relocating permanently to The Prairies in the late 70s.

Steve loved sports, smoked food, travelling, and a cold (or otherwise) beer on a hot (or not) day. He cared deeply about the people in his life, but would freely talk trash with you too. Steve could be so silly, and you didn’t always know if you were laughing at the story he was telling.. Or him laughing at his own story.

He leaves a family of Kevin, his son; Lauren, his daughter; and was married for many years to Bonnie; his father, Gerry Berlinguette; brother, George Berlinguette, and sister-in-law, Lise Berlinguette; his niece, Meagan (RJ), and their children; and many other family members, friends, and colleagues who love and will miss him.
He is joining his mother, Lil Berlinguette, who passed in 2014.

A private service will be held at Trinity Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 6th, at 2pm. The service will also be streamed online.

To watch the service via livestream, please click the following link:

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta (via Canada Helps), or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada (click the ‘Ways to Help’ tab).

My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies
Fairy tales of yesterday, grow but never die
I can fly, my friends
“The Show Must Go On” - Queen

  1. My sincere condolences to the Berlinguette family for your loss. I have known Steve since 1984, always found him to be a friendly caring guy. Only last year we started working together after many years as competitors, I will sure miss him like so many more of his friends and family.

    • Thank you Gary. I appreciate your kind thoughts and I’m sure Steve was happy having you as a coworker after many years in the industry…….hugs Bonnie

  2. I was deeply saddened when I heard of Steve’s passing. I first met Steve through the Graphic Arts Slow Pitch League in the late 70’s or early 80’s. Steve worked for one of my suppliers and was always good to deal with. After going to Fuji he was my sales rep for them the entire time he worked there. For the past 12 years he worked closely with my company. I know he will be sadly missed by all his customers and family. Rest in peace my friend and when we meet again I may be able to convince you to have a shot of good rum.

    • Hi Ken,
      Thank you for sharing the memories of playing ball. It was a long time ago and the printing league ball teams were pretty competitive ball players and enjoyed a few cocktails…. always fun and great people. Steve was certainly part of the printing industry and made many long time friends
      Thanks for the message. Take care

  3. My deepest condolences / I met Steve many years ago and worked along side Steve at Fuji Film . I have the greatest respect for him . We were friends as well as colleagues . God Bless

    • Hi John, I can think of many times Steve would mention your name…always in a positive way 😇 and how he valued what you knew and the support you provided him. Many years of working well together…were truly valued..I know he appreciated your friendship. Thank you for your message. Hugs

  4. We are truly shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of our Friend and Colleague, our Prayers and thoughts are with his entire family during this difficult time, He will be truly missed and often in our thoughts.

    Gareth McCullough

    • Gareth,… the value Steve placed on your knowledge, easy going personality and friendship over so many years was what made Steve successful in business, but more importantly happy to go to work. You and so many Fijifilm coworkers, who knew Steve well, made a difference in his life. Thank you so much.

  5. We were so saddened to hear about the passing of Steve. He has been a member of the Fujifilm family since 1982. Steve’s work ethic, professionalism and sense of humour made him stand out of the crowd. We were so fortunate to have him a part of our family for so long.

    Our deepest condolences to the family

    • Hi Carol, thank you for your message. Steve was the face of fujifilm products for many years and even if Kodak or Agfa offered him more…I wouldn’t leave. He was loyal to the product and brand and really enjoyed the people he knew and could count on over the years of working together. Thank you for your friendship to Steve. Hugs

  6. I truly enjoyed working with Steve in my FUJIFILM days. He was a straight shooter, always letting you know exactly how things were. He had a great wit about him, making my trips out to Alberta to work with him always enjoyable.
    I am truly saddened to hear of this terrible news. My sincere condolences go out to Steve’s family and friends.

    • Hello Stef,
      Thank you for the message and I know he would appreciate that you were thinking of him. Steve enjoyed having conversations with you and seeing you on your visits to clients. Thanks again for your thoughts

  7. The sudden passing of Steve was a very sad situation. Steve has been a great colleague to work with and will be missed. My deepest condolences to the family.

    Hey, Steve since you are now much closer to God can you ask for a miracle and get another cup for the Habs?

    • Hi Stephane, thank you for your message to the family…and I’m sure Steve has put in the request for a Cup..🏆..having another fan cheering and adding to the request is sure to make it happen…thanks so much for the message.

  8. The news of Steve’s passing was such a shock. I have many fond memories of Steve, as a coworker and friend. He will be missed.
    Our deepest condolences to Bonnie, Kevin and Lauren, as well as the rest of his family.

    • Hi John,
      You were highly regarded for your knowledge and support to Steve..I remember hearing your name as the guy who could’ fix it’
      I know Steve valued working with you and being his friend. Thank you for your message.

  9. Very shocked to here about the passing of Steve. He was a true professional and was always willing to offer his support. Although we were a new customer of his he was very quickly welcomed as a part of our team and we appreciated his knowledge and expertise. My sincere condolences go out to his entire family.

    • Thank you for your thoughts..we appreciate knowing how Steve was making friends as he helped customers

  10. I am so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. We shared many moments at trade shows together and it was always a pleasure to share a table with Steve. Always ready to laugh and deeply appreciative of any help we could offer him from this end of the country, he will be greatly missed. To Steve’s family, know that your husband and father was a great man in our eyes – one who truly valued relationship.

  11. It was with great sadness that we learned of Steve’s passing. Steve was our Sales Rep but also a friend. We will miss his great service that he brought with a smile every time he was at our plant in Vancouver. Please accept our deepest heartfelt condolences.

    I will miss our conversations with a cold beer we had in our golf cart my friend.

  12. Our hearts grew heavy upon hearing of Steve’s passing. We wish to offer our sincere condolences to the Berlinguette family for your loss.
    We witnessed Steve representing Fujifilm with professionalism, dedication and his caring for the customer.
    We will miss him.

  13. I am so sorry for your family’s loss
    Our condolences to you all
    We were friends of Steve’s where we met at Burbon room and he and his brother came to one of my annual golf tournaments and had a great time
    He will truly be missed by so many

  14. I was deeply saddened to hear the news about Steve. He was a great colleague and friend and I feel very fortunate to have worked with him over the past 30+ years. He will be greatly missed by all of us at Fujifilm. My sincere condolences go out to his family and friends.

  15. I am so deeply sorry for the family hearing of Steve passing. I have known Steve for many years, decades actually, a pillar of our industry, everyone knew Steve. Steve was a fantastic supplier, a professional for sure, turned friend. I so enjoyed spending time with Steve, wether working out a new equipment deal, or spending the day on the golf course with him, of course with a cool beverage after. I can’t say how much Steve helped us out over the years, and he will be greatly missed by many.

  16. I knew Steve just a little bit. He was my Fuji rep and came out to Vancouver to see me for the last few years prior to Covid. Even though I didn’t know him well I really appreciated him and could see his sincerity and care for his work and his customers and co-workers. I was shocked to hear of his passing and want to pass along my condolences also to his family, his friends, and the network of people who knew him and cared for him and those whom he cared for.

  17. My deepest condolences to the family. I first met Steve back in 1989 when I worked for Screen Canada. He was a real gentleman. Throughout the years their were times we were allies, friendly competitors, but during my last six years working in the printing industry, we were co-workers. He was the first to welcome me to the team when I joined Fujifilm, and the first to congratulate me when I resigned to persue a carreer working for Theatre Calgary. Steve will be greatly missed!

  18. To the family,

    My sincere condolences for your loss. Steve was a great friend and I spent a lot of time with him during my travels to Alberta. We went to the Oilers game and chatted passionately about the Raptors. Steve was a deep thinker and I always enjoyed his opinions. He was deeply passionate about his work, family and friends. I will miss you Steve but will always smile when I think about you.

  19. Steve’s passing has it us all very hard. Our family offers our condolences to your family. I knew Steve for many years during our mutual Fuji careers. To be taken so suddenly, makes us all less for not having his presence with us.

    • Hi Tony…thank you..its good you could send a message…Steve would appreciate knowing you were thinking of him..thank you

  20. I want to pass on my sincere condolences to the Berlinguette family. I am deeply saddened by this news. I’m sorry for your loss.
    I worked with Steve at Fujifilm back in 2001.
    He taught me allot about the industry and we shared many good laughs.
    He will be greatly missed.

  21. I am deeply saddened with the passing of Steve, I’ve known him since I started working @ Fujifilm in 2006 as the Bilingual Customer Service. I want to pass my sincere condolences to the Berlinguette family and friends.

  22. I would like to pass my sincere condolences to the family.
    Steve was always a friendly person and I always enjoy spending time with him during Graphic Arts Events. During my last 2 years with Fuji I would be in touch very often with Steve going over deals and packages for his customers. I would only deal with Steve over the phone and through internet as I am station in Montréal Quebec.
    Of course he will be miss by many

  23. I’ve known Steve for years – he was our Fuji rep at Great News Media. He was a very polite professional and I am saddened by his passing. My condolences to his family and friends.

  24. I just heard this sad news. I am shocked and saddened and I offer the family my deepest condolences.

    I worked with Steve for many years at Fuji and we shared a lot of good times and a lot of laughs. He was a wonderful guy, a pleasure to be around.

    Steve will be missed by all who knew him.

  25. I’m stunned & saddened at the loss. I worked with Steve at McCutcheon graphics in the mid 80s. My condolences.

  26. So sorry to hear of the passing of a dear friend. My condolences to the Berlinguette family. Steve and I were buddies in High School here in Ottawa.He was a true friend indeed,and I always hoped to catch up with him again someday in my retirement years. Missed but never forgotten, rest in peace Steve see you on the other side.

  27. Very sad to hear of his passing. I knew him from my years at The Sun. Steve was someone I was always glad to see. Great sense of humour and a big smile is what I remember most. I found this while searching to see if I could get in touch with him.

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