On 20 Nov 2010 at 5:25pm Peter Messer wrote:
I won't be the only person to to regret and mourn the premature death of our friend Steve Steggall. A very particular Lewes Gentleman. Another piece of the fabric snipped away.
On 20 Nov 2010 at 5:41pm Jon Hearn wrote:
Terrible news, Steve was a true gentleman.
On 20 Nov 2010 at 5:57pm Bongo wrote:
RIP, Steve. A good friend, and lovely neighbour.
On 20 Nov 2010 at 6:01pm extra wrote:
Please could someone post details of the funeral, when known.
I would like to pay my respects.
On 20 Nov 2010 at 6:03pm teaboy wrote:
Sad news indeed.
On 20 Nov 2010 at 6:17pm Bongo wrote:
His brother will be ringing me when he knows, so I will post the details on here.
On 20 Nov 2010 at 6:18pm Bongo wrote:
The details about the funeral I meant to add
On 20 Nov 2010 at 6:20pm Rookie wrote:
I'm shocked. I only bumped into him occasionally over the last few years but he was one of my best mates at school. RIP Steve.
On 20 Nov 2010 at 7:44pm Emma Chaplin wrote:
Steve was a really lovely man. It was an enormous pleasure to meet and talk to him and I'm hugely sorry to hear of his death.
On 20 Nov 2010 at 10:33pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
It's very sad.
The first time I met Steve, he was removing his trousers in the bar of the Ellie. I got to know him very well over subsequent years, and he really was as described - a true gentleman. Many's the time when I have over-refreshed myself and he would not only pour me into a taxi and pack me off home, but ask the driver to wait until he'd seen me safely indoors.
Absolutely lovely guy, and tragic not only to lose him so young but also that his health was poor in his last couple of years. This was the first bonfire night he'd missed for 42 years.
On 21 Nov 2010 at 12:20am Bongo wrote:
Steve @ Hastings, 2008.
On 21 Nov 2010 at 12:53am leaf wrote:
R.I.P I didnt know you, but can see how loved you were.
On 21 Nov 2010 at 10:01am Simon wrote:
I am totally shocked and saddened. A lovely man indeed. Whether in the pub, during Bonfire or on the Stoolball field he was as others have said a true gent.
On 21 Nov 2010 at 10:44am CSBS member wrote:
I had no idea. He always had time to talk. Lovely bloke. Will be sadly missed
On 21 Nov 2010 at 12:02pm King Cnut wrote:
This is sad news. I knew Steve in the 80s at Lewes police station but lost touch when I moved away.
He was a gentle soul. He will be missed.
On 21 Nov 2010 at 2:36pm Paddy B wrote:
Was very saddened to learn of Steve's death today - he was a Leweisan through and through and a true gent and friend.
On 22 Nov 2010 at 1:09pm Simon Smewing wrote:
Yes terrible news. Steve got people involved with things by taking them under his wing, and he was one of those you would totally trust, whether at fell walking or Bonfire. A central part of Lewes - I'll miss you Steve.
On 23 Nov 2010 at 7:54am Retired Archbishop wrote:
As everyone says, A PROPER Lewes Person with many exentricities but totally likeable. Like so many people, he use to say, "I am coming up on that stand with you next year". After a few years of saying it, he was the only one who actually applied to the committee and did it. I am pretty sure that after a couple of minutes, he may have regretted the decision and found that adrenaline is coloured brown but he did it! He contributed a great deal to Lewes Life and the picture of Steve in my head will also feature a tankard of Harvey's in his hand. RIP (After a few rookies have been let off)