Steven Courchesne

  • Born: February 15, 1955
  • Died: January 25, 2018
  • Location: Hooksett, New Hampshire

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Steven Courchesne, 62, of Hooksett, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family after a yearlong battle with kidney cancer on January 25, 2018. He was born in Hollywood, FL to George Gagnon and Barbara (Courchesne) Gagnon.

He married his beloved wife Karen Courchesne at St. Catherine's church on July 19, 1975.

He owned and operated Steve's Sportsmen's Den for almost 30 years before opening K & S Outdoors Adventure's, where he was a charter captain in Newburyport, MA, and a licensed hunting guide up in Pittsburg, NH with his wife Karen. According to Steve, he had the best view from his office, either out on the ocean, or out in the woods.

Steven will be most remembered for his love and passion for hunting and fishing. He was a long time member at Pointers Fish & Game Club. He loved to share his passion of the outdoors by donating his time as a bow hunter education instructor. He also would go above and beyond to share the outdoors with any and everybody. His true passion was getting children involved in hunting and fishing any way that he could.
He was predeceased by his father George Gagnon, and his son Jonathan Courchesne.

He is survived by his wife Karen(Cote) Courchesne of Hooksett, NH; his son Josh Courchesne of Hooksett, NH; his mother Barbara Gagnon of Hooksett, NH; his step father Joeseph Rienert of Hooksett, NH; his brother Robert Gagnon and his wife Beth Gagnon of Manchester, NH; and many, nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.

SERVICES: A gathering will be held at Phaneuf Funeral Home and Crematorium located at 250 Coolidge Ave Manchester, NH 03102 on Friday February 2nd from 4-8 PM. Valet service will be complementarily provided at the gathering. A memorial service will be held at Phaneuf Funeral Home and Crematorium at 250 Coolidge Ave Manchester, NH 03102 on Saturday February 3rd at 10:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Let's go fishing program, or Barry Conservation Camp.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

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Posted by josh courchesne - family   February 28, 2018

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Dear Steve,
Until we meet again.
Those special memories of you will always bring a smile
if only I could have you back for just a little while!
The fact that you're no longer here will always cause me pain.
I know life goes on but it's not the same without you.
But you're forever in my heart.
I love you forever, until we meet again my Love. Love You Karen

Posted by karen courchesne - family   February 28, 2018

Dear Karen, I'm so sorry to here about Steve. I just found out today. My condolences to your family. Steve is such a great man and a very hard worker. I have good memories from high school and your camp in Pittsburg. I will never forget Steve or you. Take care, Frank

Posted by Frank Sienko - Auburn, NH - Friend   February 27, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to Karen and Josh.

Posted by The Burt Family - Pembroke, NH - Family Friend   February 12, 2018

My sincere condolences go out to Karen and family with the passing of Steve. Steve and I go way back to the days of smelting and helping out NH Fish and Game whenever he was called upon. Rest in peace Steve

Don Miller NH fish and Game Fisheries Biologist (retired)

Posted by Donald Miller - Sanbornton, NH - Friend   February 07, 2018

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Rest in peace Steve. You will be missed not only in the USA but also in Spain. Nerea

Posted by nerea anton anton - abadiño, NH - Friend   February 05, 2018

Karen, Josh and Barbara - We just heard about Steve's passing and our hearts are heavy with sadness. So many fond memories of times shared as children. He was and always will be known as an amazing and kind person loved by many. Please know our thought and prayers are with you all each and every day. Rest in Peace Steve...

Posted by Cheryl Rivard-Baker - Parker, CO   February 04, 2018

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Karen, Josh and Barbara, Our deepest sympathies for your loss. deepest sympathies and prayer for all of you. Donna, Ben and Matt Courchesne

Posted by DONNA COURCHESNE - BOW, NH - Family   February 03, 2018

My deepest sympathies to you for your loss, Steve was always very helpful to me and many others..He will be missed.
Mark Theriault

Posted by MARK THERIAULT - Concord, NH   February 03, 2018

Karen & Josh- Very sorry to hear of your loss. Steve was truly one of a kind. I'm sure many like me have great memories of him and your family.

Posted by Arvid Rain - Dunbarton, NH   February 02, 2018

Manchester

Posted by Gary & Bonnie Sandstrom - Manchester, NH - Friend   February 02, 2018

Steve is an unsung hero, I doubt most of the sporting community has any idea what he did for all of us as sportsman. He lived a life that most of us only dream about.
My deepest sympathy for his family

Posted by Ken Dionne - Amherst, NH   February 02, 2018

Karen Sorry for your loss .Steve did a lot for kids that had a love for archery. many times I went to his shop with my son and he would say no charge I will get you the next time I spoke to him at the POINTERS last banquet he was aware of his battle and was very positive and hopping for the best "Rest in Peace "

Posted by RONALD TREMBLAY - HOOKSETT, NH - Friend   February 02, 2018

I'm sorry for your loss. My family's annual striped bass trip on Steve's boat was a highlight of our summer. He taught us much about fishing and always with a smile or joke!
Best,
Bob Dufresne

Posted by Bob Dufresne - Nashua, NH - Friend   February 02, 2018

We will never forget the greatest fishing adventures we have ever been on thanks to Steve! He was an amazing captain, a great friend and every year he met the challenge of putting my friends and I onto fish...no matter how difficult we made it for him. You will be greatly missed! See you on the other side brother!!! No Mercy

Posted by Will Daly - Boscawen, NH   February 02, 2018

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Sending our deepest sympathy. Steve will be missed very much.

Posted by Vic & Sue Ranfos - Allenstown, NH   February 01, 2018

My sincerest and deepest sympathy, condolences, and prayers to your entire family and friends during this difficult time Karen and family. Many years ago Karen and I worked together and she always spoke well of Steven and his bait shop. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Sherry - NH   February 01, 2018

Karen
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Steve will truly be missed

Posted by Eric Bazil - Amherst, NH   February 01, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Steve will be missed.

Posted by A friend   January 31, 2018

Sorry To Hear Of Your Loss

Bob Parlangeli - Riley's Sport Shop

Posted by Robert Parlangeli - Pembroke, NH   January 31, 2018

Karen & Josh
Although you lost a wonderful Husband &
Dad you are blessed with the greatness
memories & love he gave both of you.
With deepest of sympathy.

Posted by Jerry & Judy Boulay - Bow, NH   January 31, 2018

Hi Karen and Josh, Our deepest condolences, very sad to hear of Steve's passing. Our thoughts are with you.
Paul and Margo

Posted by A friend   January 31, 2018

So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed talking with Steve when I was visiting Manchester or Pittsburg.

Posted by Walter Applegate - Yuma, AZ   January 31, 2018

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Karen & Josh, We are so sorry for your loss of Steve. We have so many memories of all the fun times we all spent together. And I have so many child hood memories growing up with Steve. We are always here if you need us.

Posted by Jim and Gloria Zela - Hooksett, NH - Family   January 31, 2018

Karen. Sorry to hear about Steve. Warren Cass

Posted by A friend   January 30, 2018

When you look in the dictionary under best friends there is a picture of you Steve,
for over 30years you have opened your arms and hearts to my family and you will be missed in a big way.

Karen and Josh lets hold the wonderful memories of one of the best there is.

Posted by Jim Ordeshook - Family Friend   January 30, 2018

Sorry for your loss. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy. Steve was truly one of a kind. I will never forget Him..

Posted by mike pinard - hooksett, NH - Family Friend   January 30, 2018

Karen and Josh so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed spending time with Steve out on the ocean as well as up north in the woods. He will be greatly missed by all. God Bless

Posted by Peter Jaworski - Manchester, NH   January 30, 2018

To Karen, Josh and family. Our deepest condolences for your loss, we pray for the strength for you to deal with such trying times.

Posted by Wayne & Johanna Derby - Bethlehem, NH   January 30, 2018

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Our deepest sympathy to you Karen and Josh and Barbara, Steve was a great friend.

Posted by Jean & Sue LaBonville - NMB, SC - Friend   January 30, 2018

Karen and Josh, sorry for your difficult loss. Steve will always be part of my special memories. Always available when needed. A mans man. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Roger Duval - Manchester, NH - Friend   January 30, 2018

Karen and Josh, My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. He was such an inspiration for those who love the great outdoors.

Posted by Robert Moore - Candia, NH   January 30, 2018

My deepest condolences to the friends and families of Steve, especially Barbra, Rest in peace

Posted by Denis Proulx - Sun city west, AZ   January 30, 2018

We had some fantastic times on our fishing trips. Captain Steve was amazing at finding the fish for us and was a good sport about wearing the silly hats and t-shirts we had made for our girl fishing trips :) I learned so much from him; I will miss him very much. Peace to you and your family, and to Steve, who is no longer in pain.

Posted by Lisa Rainier - Hopkinton, NH   January 30, 2018

So sorry for your loss. So many fun times.

Posted by Richard Houlne - Wells, ME - Friend   January 30, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. He was such a sweet man and always helpful. He will be missed by all.

Posted by The Tackle Shack Dale n Tammy Sandy - Newbury, NH   January 30, 2018

Dear Karen, Josh, Family and Friends: Please accept my deepest sympathy and support for the loss of Steve.
He was a rare treasure and an great inspiration to me and many others.

Posted by Al Pare - Groveland, MA - Friend   January 30, 2018

Karen, Josh, Barbara & Joe and your entire family. Our deepest sympathy to all of you in this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Mark & Sue Lesnyk - Hooksett, NH   January 30, 2018

So sorry for your loss He will be greatly missed by all. Jane Lazar

Posted by A friend   January 30, 2018

Karen and Josh, so sorry for your and our loss. Steve was a great guy who touched and influenced a lot of people.

Posted by Ken Kreis, Sr - Canterbury, NH   January 30, 2018

So deeply sorry for your loss, he will be missed by all. Our prayers are with all of you.know your in our hearts and prayers.

Posted by gloria and tim goonan - hooksett   January 30, 2018

Karen and Josh our hearts hurt for you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you, Gloria and Penn Schooley

Posted by A friend   January 30, 2018

Rest In Peace my friend

Posted by Michael Girard - Pembroke, NH   January 30, 2018

Karen and Josh, my deepest sympathy to you both. I send prayers to you for the days ahead. Always remember the countless memories you all made together. I have many wonderful memories of Steve and you both going back to 1993 when I first met you. Steve's legacy will live on in our hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you both at this difficult time.

Posted by Patti Murray - Chester, NH   January 30, 2018


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