Stephen John Foster



Pay Respect

For those of you who knew him but were unaware of his illness, I’m sorry to be the bearer of these sad tidings.
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the passing of Maj (Ret’d) Stephen John Foster (RLC), who finally succumbed to prostate cancer on the 20th July after a long and bravely fought battle. He was just 63 yrs, 364 days.
Steve spent a lot of time working within the Army Aviation community as a Avn Supply Specialist, both as an OR and an LE Officer. Many of you will remember him as a giant of a man whose intimidating stature belied his gentle, gregarious nature and great passion for life.
Amongst others, he is sadly missed by his loving wife, Karen, and his children, Barry John and Kim.
Please feel free to send messages of condolences on this post. For those of you who wish to message Karen directly, I have tagged her (Kurrent Bun) so you can do so privately.
Steve’s service will be held on the 10th Aug at the South Oxfordshire Crematorium, Garford, Abingdon, OX13 5PA.
Due to the restrictions imposed by Covid-19, only 30 people are permitted in the chapel, so regretfully it will be a private service.
Steve’s career crossed many boundaries and his presence was felt everywhere he served, so his passing has been published across various Corps sites. Many have expressed a desire to attend the crematorium to pay their respects, even if only to stand outside and line the route. The crematorium has offered the following guidance to support this need safely.
‘People are welcome to line the drive from the entrance to the grounds up to the chapel and for those who would like to stay for the service, speakers have been placed on the outside of the chapel. The crematorium asks that anybody who does attend, keeps to the social distancing rules that apply and wear a mask.’
RIP, big man.


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