Obituaries & Tributes
1961 - 2021
In loving memory of our beloved brother Stephen Michael Ottley, AKA Buffy, Springman. Stephen was born on April 24, 1961 in the parish of Mt. Rich, St. Patrick on the beautiful island of Grenada. He passed away on March 21, 2021 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
He is predeceased by his mother Elizabeth (Essie) Ottley and his father Emanuel Thomas. Left to mourn are his siblings: Valerie (Kawsi Ansu), Thelma (Keith Harper), Patrick Ottley (Lois Ryan-Ottley), Pearlin, Angella (Kingston Gilbert), Steve (Naomi), Petra and Hyron, along with various nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews in Canada, Grenada, Antuiga, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, his aunt Barbara Ottley in the U.S.A., Gloria Francis in Canada, uncle James Mark in Grenada, and numerous cousins and friends.
I would like to say that you have left a void in our family. I remember your willingness to help and your great sense of humour. I remember getting a call from my friend stating “Springman lights up the park at Cariwest with his rice paddy hat and his dance moves”. I remember how you loved cultural events and were noted for wearing your rice paddy hat during the Heritage Festivals. It was all very good. Spring, you did light up our world. Rest in peace.