Stephen AMBLER
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Stephen Ambler passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on November 11, 2020. Dearly missed by his children, Natalie (Rob Walker), Kimberley (Robin Down), Mark (Katherine Salloum d. 2019), Jayne (Stephen Holmes) and their mother, Elizabeth Ambler. Steve was a fun and loving grandfather to his five cherished grandchildren. Steve is survived by his siblings Bev Dawe, Katie (Ron) Brown, John (Ann), Mike (Cathy), Tony (Virginia) and many nieces and nephews. He was fortunate to forge strong, lasting personal connections throughout his life and he will be missed by Anya Kovalenko, as well as many friends, family and colleagues in Canada, Poland, Ukraine and South Africa. Steve grew up in Montreal, Toronto, and Peterborough. In 1977, after living abroad for many years, he returned to Canada to join Swish, a family business established by his father. In partnership with his brothers, Steve helped build Swish into a national leader in the sanitation industry. An avid sportsman, he was a member of the "world famous" Hotpoints hockey team, Griffith Island Club, and several golf clubs. In his later years, Steve enjoyed the natural beauty and tranquility of his home on the lake. Steve will be remembered for his generous personal nature and as a supporter of community causes, including spearheading the re-establishment of Camp Kawartha as a children's camp in 1985. A virtual memorial has been created at www.steveambler.com/memories. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a charitable donation or reaching out to the family to share a memory.

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Published in The Peterborough Examiner on Nov. 19, 2020.
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December 3, 2020
Deepest sympathy from the Horton family. Steve will be missed by so many. Happy fun times shared with Steve will never be forgotten ❤
The Hortons The Hortons
Friend
December 3, 2020
Deepest sympathy from the Horton family. Steve will be remembered fondly by all. Many many wonderful times together ❤
The Hortons
Friend
November 25, 2020
AS we all know,STEVEwas simply the best for all 0ccassions.Living in the MADAWASKA VALLEY (BARRYsBAY) at his home on the lake;people remember him as gracious,professional andcaring. STEVE set a standard of unassuming excellence anddeeply appreciated talent in others. I feel gratifull to haveknown STEVE for 20 years;so worthy of emulation.
TONY YANTHA
Friend
November 25, 2020
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our dear friend Steve. We will always hold the fond memories that we shared both in South Africa and in Canada. We are thinking of you all in this difficult time and holding you close in our thoughts and prayers. His love leaves an indelible imprint on our memories. R.I.P dear Steve.
Ralph & Irene Ferris
Ralph & Irene Ferris
Friend
November 24, 2020
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Paul Daly
November 24, 2020
Sad to read this obit. I grew up with. Stephen and Katie Ambler in Toronto on Ashworth Avenue in the late forties, early fifties. Lovely family.
Carol Robinson Hughes
Acquaintance
November 23, 2020
I was saddened to hear of Steve's passing. He was a wonderful and kind man with a beautiful smile. He always made me feel like he was happy to see me as I'm sure he did with anyone he came across. My sincere condolences to the entire family.
Melany Moss
Friend
November 22, 2020
May all the great memories live on in all your hearts. Steve was a good friend . Golf in Ireland , hunting at Griffith Island and above all..... a fellow Hotpoint Hockey Team member for many years.
You will be missed and always remembered.
Blair
Blair and Cathy Johnston
Friend
November 22, 2020
We are very grateful for the long and wonderful friendship with the Ambler family. Steve and Liz welcomed us so kindly to the Dumble Street neighbourhood many years ago.

Some of our fondest memories are of spending family time with the Amblers on Christmas Eve. We will always be touched by the memory of Steve's warmth, quick wit, the joy he showed watching the children skating on the backyard rink and his jolly demeanor.

The many fun Hotpoint road trips were also times of great family togetherness.

How heartwarming it is that the seed of friendship with Steve and Liz has created strong bonds of friendship in the next generation as well.

Sending lots of love and remembering fondly your very special Dad.

The Joyce family
The Joyce Family
Friend
November 21, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Steve's passing.
We have fond Memories of Steve's visits to Maple Sands with his family many years ago. I was also privileged to work with Steve on the Camp Kawartha rejuvenation in the eighties. We have made a donation to Camp Kawartha in his memory.
Curtis and Brenda Eastmure
Curtis Eastmure
Friend
November 21, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Steve's passing.
We have fond Memories of Steve's visits to Maple Sands with his family many years ago. I was also privileged to work with Steve on the Camp Kawartha rejuvenation in the eighties. We have made a donation to Camp Kawartha in his memory.
Curtis and Brenda Eastmure
Curtis Eastmure
Friend
November 21, 2020
So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. We have fond memories of Steve and his many visits to Maple Sands with his family many years ago. I was privileged to work Steve when we worked on Camp Kawartha's rejuvenation back in the eighties. We have made a donation to Camp Kawartha in his memory. - Curtis and Brenda Eastmure
Curtis Eastmure
Friend
November 21, 2020
So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. We were fortunate to have lunch and a great visit with him this past summer - Peter and Steve reminiscing and laughing about the annual hunting trips.
Steve will be remembered as a generous and fun friend - always a gentleman. His extensive travels made for interesting conversation and perspective. Steve will be missed.
Condolences to his family and Anya.
Peter Elmhirst
Anne Marshall
Peter Elmhirst
Friend
November 21, 2020
My condolences. I attended PCVS with Steve
Always friendly and smiling, an all round great guy
June Woodside ( nee Tucker )
June woodside
Friend
November 20, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss, my condolences to the family. I am blessed to have known him.
Susan Sackrider
Coworker
November 19, 2020
I was saddened to hear of Steve's passing. Very fond memories of our times spent in Alex Londry's room #114 at PCVS. My deepest sympathies to Katie, John, Tony and Family.
Barry FOSTER
Classmate
November 19, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
My sincerest condolences to the Ambler family.
Warmest Regards
Bruce Takahashi
BRUCE TAKAHASHI
Acquaintance
November 19, 2020
It is very sad to hear Stev's passing. As a highschool friend along with
Larry Hill and others we had a friendship around PCVS in the 60's. Later
In Montreal before they went on a European adventure.We met Stev a few times latter when he returned to Canada from South Africa, He was always an easy going, fun and popular guy. Now living in Peterborough I am sorry l never made an attempt to reconnect. John
John OToole
November 19, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

The Kimball's (Donna, Marty & Nancy)
Nancy Kimball
Coworker
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