Steve Dutchak

Fly with the Angels, Dance with the stars.

Steve Dutchak was born January 2, 1925 and on October 9, 2015 at the age of 90 he departed to the eternal hunting and fishing grounds.

Steve was born in Canora, Saskatchewan to parents Mary & Podor Dutchak. He was the second youngest in a family of six boys and two girls.

He lived and worked in the area around Hudson’s Bay area where he grew up. He then moved west to Prince George where he met and married Mae. They lived and worked in various places in both BC and Alberta. When they moved to the Lakes District they built Birch Lane Resort on Babine Lake. Steve guided many hunting and fishing groups from all over the world and had many stories to tell of these adventures. He was active in the local Rod & Gun club and the BC Guides and Outfitters Association.

After he sold the Resort he moved south and met Norah McFarlane whom he enjoyed many years with gardening, dancing and getting to know her family until she passed away. Steve then returned to Burns Lake.

Steve was a great story teller, enjoyed board games, hockey and baseball. He played a large part in the grandchildren’s lives taking them fishing, teaching them about nature and answering all their endless questions.

He was predeceased by his parents, five siblings, wife Mae, second wife Norah, Stepdaughter Linda (Roy) Minger, Grandchildren Kelly and Melvin Minger, Son in laws George Senecal, Harris Hallgren and brother in law Lyle Cross.

He will be forever loved and remembered by his brother Nick Dutchak and sister Anna Cross and their families. His stepchildren; Greta Senecal, Shirley Hallgren, Sivert (Mary) Andersen, Lawrence (Rosemary) Andersen, Karen Andersen and Norah’s family as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Pines Care home in Burns Lake.


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