Steven Paul Raby, 58, passed away February 11, 2023. He was born July 3, 1964, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. He grew up in Montreal, Quebec and moved to the US to attend university.
Steven received his BS Industrial Engineering and Industrial Marketing from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY, and an MBA in Investments/Finance and Marketing from The University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
His career with Stryker Canada moved him to Little Rock, AR where he became sales manager of Omnimedics and met his beloved wife, Elaine. His promotion to Regional Manager moved them to Jacksonville/Ponte Vedra Beach. Steven was deeply committed to raising their four children. He shared his love of all things Canadian, including maple syrup, winter snow, and hockey with his family and friends. He loved the outdoors, from hunting and fishing with family in Canada, to bike rides to the beach in Ponte Vedra. His fantastic culinary skills were enjoyed by all, and his family recipes will not be forgotten. From race car driving experiences to polar plunges, he lived life 150%. Steven made every holiday and celebration special with extra thoughtful effort. We will miss his lively phone conversations speaking in French with his family in Canada.
Steven is survived by his wife of 25 years, Elaine; sons, Chris Kane (Chelsea); Addison Kane; Paul Raby and daughter Mary Elizabeth Raby; grandchildren Bennett and Darby Rose; father, Paul L. Raby; brothers, Michel Raby and Pierre Raby; sister, Carolyn Raby (Andre LaRocque); and many dearly loved nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was predeceased by his mother, Linda Fitzpatrick Raby.
A Catholic Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, February 17, 2023 at Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home, 3600 Third Street South, Jacksonville Beach, FL, with Parochial Vicar Christopher Knight as Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.