Chamberlain; Stephen Paul

Chamberlain; Stephen Paul – Born in Warrington, United Kingdom on 13.08.1951. Died peacefully at home in Masterton New Zealand on 01.01.2021.

Much loved and adored husband and best friend of Fiona.

Loving father of Alex and father-in-law of Phoebe, stepfather of Olivia, Joseph & Emma Samuel.

Son of the late Douglas and Kathleen Chamberlain. Loved brother & brother-in-law of Doug & Louise Chamberlain (Portugal).

A loyal friend, colleague and mentor to many.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Steve’s life in The Village Chapel 4 – 6 High Street, Kuripuni, Masterton on Thursday 7th January at 1.00pm followed by private cremation.

Please no flowers by request, donations in lieu to Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand appreciated.

Steve Chamberlain service sheet

Steve’s Photo tribute

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52 Responses

  1. Anna Cardno
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    Steve you were absolutely one of my very favorite people. You have left a huge hole in the world and it hurts. I love you more than ice cream, beautiful man. Rest easy my friend xxx

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Dear Anna – thank you for your beautiful message. Steve certainly was a remarkable man. We miss him so much already x

  2. Miri Callister
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    The sun has dimmed a little with your passing Steve. Always a gentleman, great company, adventurous, kind and generous.
    What a fight you fought.
    Always in our hearts and memories.

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Dear Miri and family – thank you so much, we feel your support and love and know Steve will be pleased we are being looked after so well by all of our friends and family x

  3. Tracey, Paul and Dylan Maisey
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    Steve you had an indescribable love for life that touched everyone you met. We feel fortunate to have known you and we can hold onto these wonderful memories to keep you with us wherever we may wander. Be at peace now xxx

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Dear Team Maisey – what a great friendship Steve and Paul had. Such good buddies. He really valued all the golfing tips and hundreds of hours of pacing the fairways….and the rough! Thank you from us so far away x

    • Annabel Price
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      Steve I can still remember your kind face when I first applied to work at Chapel Street Family Doctors . You were so welcoming and provided me with the opportunity to start my first job in primary care . You were a kind and generous man who will be very much missed , lots of love to you Fee and family xx

      • Ann Malone
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        Steve the great motivator. You inspired me to believe in myself and that we are all capable of doing more than we know. You were a wonderful support to me particularly during the years when I struggled as a single parent. We shared oh so much laughter. The stories and tales will live on. I cherish that we got to spend some quality time over the last few years both in New Zealand and the UK. Rest in Peace my wonderful friend.

        • Fiona Chamberlain
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          Dear Ann
          Your message continues the theme of how Steve supported and helped so many throughout his life. Loved having you to stay in NZ. Will see you once C19 has sorted. Thank you X

        • Fiona Chamberlain
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          Dear Ann
          Your message continues the theme of how Steve supported and helped so many throughout his life. Loved having you to stay in NZ. Will see you once C19 has sorted. Thank you X

      • Fiona Chamberlain
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        Hi Bells, Steve loved TDM, the team and all the things we achieved in the earlier days there. It was good we managed that reunion at Stronvar Road. Thanks for your love and support x

  4. Bill green
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    Hi to all who’s reading this,
    I’m going to miss Steve, we became great friends in the 1990’s and our friendship blossomed, we both had a passion for motorcycles which took us touring in Scotland, Ireland, France and of course every Sunday rides out until Steve emigrated to pastures new, we used to cook bacon buttys on the beach or around a lake just shooting the breeze on a Sunday morning, fabulous days.
    We’ve always kept in touch and we’ve had such a laugh, Steve’s laugh was unmistakable and I’ve had the privilege of hearing it many times.
    Our loss is heavens gain, until we meet again my friend, again it will be an honour. Best regards. Bill
    Julie sends you a big hug and kisses xx

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Hi Bill and Julie – well Steve certainly could tell a few stories about your friendship together. Some we would ask to be repeated they were so funny and the bacon buttys were often a feature of the conversation. We miss him so much already and love hearing stories from afar – it provides us with great comfort. Thank you x

  5. Stephanie Kitching
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    Steve’s love, acceptance, intelligence and fun will be missed by all our family. A great man who leaves his own unique heritage with us. A great role model to the next generation. He is at peace and we will remember.

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Aunty Steph – Thank you – Steve loved your visits – they really meant a lot x

  6. Anna
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    A mighty man who I will miss, you taught me humility, honesty and graciousness. You always made me feel special even when your seas were rough. Arohanui and thank you for being in our lives – your wisdom will live on. XX
    Anna

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Dear Anna – Mighty sums it up. Thank you for your message – we have no words to be able say how grateful we are for all the support we are getting. x

  7. Dani Jackson
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    Hi to all Steve’s family and friends that are reading this message, Rob & I are so sorry for the loss of such a great man…
    I had the honour of working for Steve for 7 years back in the UK. He taught me so much not only about how to sell but about life in general and believed in me when I was so young and struggling to get over my Dads Passing, working with Steve was like a second family to me and we all stuck together and were a great team
    I never knew until he told me recently just how important a particular deal we both worked on together was to his business and still remember us both walking out of the meeting with the signed contract both fist pumping in the car park once out of sight of the office building and grinning like Cheshire cats
    You taught me to follow my dreams and were so happy when Rob and I got together and I moved to Australia to make a new life with him
    Steve you were such a great man on so many levels and you will never be forgotten
    RIP Steve it was an honour to know you and we will raise a Light refreshment to you on Thursday
    All our love Rob & Dani Jackson xxx

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Hi Dani – thank you – so lovely to hear – your message is so similar to so many others we have been receiving. Believed in me, follow your dreams, great man etc! We miss him so much already x

  8. Richard Kitching
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    Steve was a great person who looked after those around him. He was thoughtful, smart and kind.

    Whenever we came back from Australia seeing Steve, with coffee and sometimes golf too (with an ever changing range of clubs) was a highlight for me. I always had a great time, he made me think – and made me laugh too.
    We regret that Covid prevented us from coming back to NZ and seeing Steve in 2020, but have great memories of him, and are grateful for the time we had and all the things that he did.

    Richard (Margaret, Susanne, Michael and Catherine)

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Dear Richard and Margaret and team,
      Was so sad that Covid got in the way but Steve really enjoyed speaking with you on Xmas Day. He was always quite particular at selecting the clubs for you whenever you came to NZ. Thank you for your support and love x

  9. Nikki
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    Uncle Stephen, I’m so sad that you have been taken from us way too early. x

    I have some magical memories of talking MUFC with you over many years and sharing the ups and downs of the journey! None of them stick in my mind more than the 1999 FA Cup SF replay when a late penalty award to Arsenal had you dashing to the exit to beat the crowds to get the car out of the car park, only for the penalty to be saved…luckily before you had actually left the stadium! You returned to the seats and soon, near heartbreak was replaced with euphoria after that Giggs goal! Sending us on the way to our amazing treble! So many years ago and yet still so clear in my mind.

    The messages here from those closest to you show how very much you will be missed.

    Alex and Fiona – I’m so very sorry that you have lost him from your lives. I know he loved you both very much and was very proud of you. You are both in my thoughts.

    Nikki x

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Dear Nikki
      Thanks for your lovely message. Steve is dearly missed and the hole in our hearts will never repair x

  10. Jacqui Durig
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    Dear Steve a very special man – so selfless, nothing gave you greater pleasure than others striving to achieve and with a little sprinkle of the Chamberlain magic anything was possible……
    Thank you for all the love and support extended to me over the many years we shared as colleagues and friends, I will miss seeing and hearing from you – the world was certainly a better place with you in it.
    Good night god bless, love as always Jacqui xx

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Hi Jacqui, what beautiful words. A man we will always remember with love and respect. Missed dearly. Will see you one day again x

  11. Carol & Paul Hullah
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    Steve, I came to know you & your journey through my good friend Fiona. The bond I could sense you both had for each other was at times, overwhelming. The recent stunning images of your amazing wedding, the past ones of your travels together & the lovely joint family pics will hold all of you together when you look through these memories. Fly high… It’s so hard to lose someone who means so much to so many ❤️❤️

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Hi team
      Thank you for your message. Such a loss to so many. A special man x

  12. Leigh Feast
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    How adventurous you were Steve and Fiona and even after Steve was diagnosed, you were still determined to travel. I loved planning your trips. Your passion and determination was an inspiration and we became friends as a result. Lucky me!

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Dear Leigh, thank you. And for all your “trip” support and planning. We had a wonderful life together and managed to squeeze in so much especially once we knew our time together was to be limited. A seriously good man and missed so much x

  13. Paul Chamberlain
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    Uncle Steve

    So many wonderful memories of the times we spent together and many stand out, but the small ones along the way were equally, if not more important.

    Thank you for all the love and support you showed me and everybody around you, the lessons you taught me and the time you gave me are something I will treasure.

    You’re going to be missed by so many people in particular, Alex & Phoebe, Fiona and her family who I look forward to catching up with at some point in the future. You should be very proud that the hole you are leaving behind, can be filled by the memories you have left them with and the love and support they felt from you.

    Paul x

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Thank you Paul, the memories made are special. A big personality with a huge heart who is sorely missed x

  14. Steve pare
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    To all , I’ve known Steve for over 40 years, starting a company called Claremonts in a rented part of a farm then moving to a unit on the grange to the unit in birchwood and now it’s a multi- million pound company on Kelvin close. The people who was with him Bill, Lawrence, jack and Brian, he has helped
    me with my business all the way through the rough times and the glory times, there still a link between Sdpare and Claremonts to this day even though we are both not at the helm but the legacy lives on. Thank you Steve for all the help you gave me in business and as a good friend. RIP Steve you will be sadly missed .

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Hi Steve thank you. Our Steve told stories about Steve Pare and remembered you fondly. We miss him so much x

  15. Marina Caldera
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    Ciao Steve. You were unique.
    We loved your kindness, your sense of humour and your warm hospitality. You opened your heart to us and we will never forget that. We still think about that Christmas day spent together,such a wonderful day. Rip. Baci, Marina & Gianluca

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Dear Marina
      Thank you for your kind words. In teaching me to cook Italian properly, Steve enjoyed many a brilliant meal thanks to you. We loved having you for Christmas and always talk about it still. We will meet again one day x

  16. Angela Rowlands
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    I am so saddened to hear of your loss Fiona. I did not know Steve, but I could see that he made you very happy. My thoughts are with you.

    Angela xo

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Thanks Angela, lovely message. Miss him like mad

  17. Francis Santos
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    Steve,
    Met him in the 90’s, a gentleman to the core, a mentor to me for a number of years, our shared love of good food, sports cars, politics and our favourite football club. The treble wining year starting with the semi-final FA cup at Aston Villa, culminating in the Champions League final in Barcelona is etched in my memory.

    You are sorely missed RPI Francis & Julie

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Dear Francis and Julie
      Was so good to share time with you and Steve. I could see that your friendship was so very important to Steve. Looking forward to continuing that friendship. Thank you for your support and love x

  18. Konrad Schwanecke
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    Our sincere condolences Fiona. We are thinking of you at this sad time. Konrad and Lisa Schwanecke

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Thank you for your kind words x

  19. Sunny Martin
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    I was so sad to hear of the passing away of dear Steve. I remember him as always being a kind man, willing to take the time to talk with his warm smile and listening ear. I know he will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Fiona, and the rest of the family.

    Sunny

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Dear Sunny, thank you. Steve certainly was a listener and always had time for people. Such a gift. We miss him so much x

  20. Jills Angus Burney
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    My sincere condolences Fiona and family. He had your back, and I thought so highly of his integrity and courage in the face of these challenges. Glad you got to travel more and see your overseas friends and family a few more times…

    RIP Steve, even if I never won my debate with you that Liverpool is the better club!

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Jills! Thank you for your lovely message. Always plenty of respectful rivalry when it comes to friends who are supporters of Liverpool! Steve is missed dearly x

  21. Judy Fry
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    Proud and privileged to have spent the formative years of our lives 1971-1984 in a relationship and marriage with Steve, and to have been part of the Chamberlain family then.
    Present from Day 1 with the establishment of his business in 1977, a time etched in the memory of all involved.
    Steve flew high and far. Always an admired and respected friend, leader, motivator, good company and wise counsel, delivered with compassion, humour and good Lancashire common sense inherited from his father.
    Had the great pleasure of meeting Fiona and sharing time with them on a UK trip. The strength of their deep love and bond was beautiful to behold.  So pleased that you found such happiness together, tragic that it should have been taken away so soon.
    Love always
    Judy Fry

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Dear Judy, thank you for your heartfelt message. Much love Fiona x

  22. Cathy Cameron
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    As the newest member to the Neighbourhood Support Masterton family, I would like to pass on my sincere condolences to you, Fiona and your family. I was saddened to hear of your loss. I understand that you are receiving support from your neighbours through this most difficult time.

    Warm regards
    Cathy
    NS Coordinator, Masterton

  23. Peter Dolley
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    I speak on behalf of Stephens’ cousins, the children of John Dolley (Kathleen’s older brother) to express our heartfelt sadness at the premature loss of Stephen. We did not see a great deal of each other after childhood but I can remember happy times playing with him in Bruche drive Warrington around ages 9-11. Even brief meetings with him more latterly showed what a warm and gracious person he was. I doubt if words can express how much he will be missed by all who loved him.
    Warm regards, Peter Dolley – on behalf also of Kathryn, Christopher and Richard Dolley.
    Neston, Cheshire

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Dear Peter,
      Thank you. Please could you send me your email address.
      Samfee2@gmail.com
      Kind regards
      Fiona

  24. Christine Marshall
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    My sincere condolences to you and the family. Some of my most memorable and enjoyable work experiences are of working for him at Claremont. Never a dull moment, the daily exercise of his pet Great Dane round the warehouse, the spur of the moment drive to Europe for a furniture fair and the inevitable movement of your desk or entire office space because someone had sold it! He always encouraging and created such a great ‘family’ of employees, you never felt afraid to knock on his office door and he always had a smile. He will be so missed.
    I will raise a glass in his memory.

    • Fiona Chamberlain
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      Dear Christine,
      Thank you for your lovely message. Steve certainly was a very special man and is missed dearly.
      Kind regards
      Fiona

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