Stephen Bilsland

February 2, 1929 - October 5, 2012

02/02/1929 - 10/05/2012

Stephen Bilsland 83, of Wellsville, OH died Friday, October 5, 2012 at East Liverpool City Hospital following a two year illness.

He was born in Glasgow, Scotland on February 20, 1929 and was the son of the late James and Annie Aird Bilsland.

Mr. Bilsland, living in Wellsville since 1965 worked as an electrician for W. H. Sammis Plant. He graduated from high school in Scotland, belonged to the High Stack Club and enjoyed spending time at his cottage on Lake Erie.

He is survived by his wife, Cecilia Symington Bilsland. They were married July 30, 1955 in Canada. A son, Stephen J. Bilsland and his wife, Cindy of Salinevile, OH and a daughter, Lynne Anne Penneton and her husband, Craig of Estero, FL also survive him.

Private family services were held yesterday, October 5, 2012 at the Wellsville Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Southern Care Hospice, 5401 Ashley Circle, Suite E, Austintown, Ohio 44515

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Ross Valentine
7 years ago

‘Uncle Steve’ as we called him will be missed very much. I vividly recall the time spent with him in Ohio when I was very young with my gran and mother and got to know him well in a short space of time. I’ll always remember him from that time. I’m sure he’s now talking to gran about that time too!

Tom Maley
7 years ago

Celia and Family: Our deepest sympathy. I always enjoyed talking to Steve up at the lake and will miss having conversations with him. He was a great neighbor to have on Olive Drive. Tom and Deb Maley

stephen bilsland
7 years ago

dad you were more than just our dad you were our friend a very good friend someone that was there when we needed you you fought a long hard battle against your disease i will miss you dearly rest in peace

Lynne Panneton
7 years ago

Dad fought hard against his cancer, but now he is in a better place. He loved nothing better than tinkering, even in his hospital bed, he was still tinkering, trying to figure out a better system to hold the remote control. I will miss him so much, but I have lots of great memories to hold onto.

Irene Valentine Campbell
7 years ago

I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Steve. I always remember being so excited when I heard he was coming to visit Scotland. He was such a nice big easy going man and it was lovely knowing him.

Virginia Albaneso Koch
7 years ago

I was so sad to hear of Mr. Bilsland’s passing. I fondly remember your family’s hospitality when I stayed over night at your house or went to the cabin with you. He was a kind, loving, and generous Dad, husband, and friend. My prayers are with all of you in this time of sorrow. God bless you.

Gordon and Gail Bilsland
7 years ago

So sorry to hear about Uncle Steve-our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

cindy bilsland
7 years ago

steve was a good father in law he had a nice collection of watches you will be missed he fought cancer to the end rest in peace

Cecilia Bilsland
7 years ago

Steve was a very thoughtful person. Loved his family very much. We will all miss him terribly. He tried so hard to beat this cancer.

Irene Valentine
7 years ago

Steve was my favorite Uncle. I always remember him in Canada coming over at weekends in his red fire engine car. Glad he is now at peace. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Lots of love from his niece.

Daniel Valentine
7 years ago

Very saddened to hear of the passing of ‘Uncle Steve’. Even though he was my gran’s brother, he was known as our Uncle Steve. I only have small memories of him, but he was one of my Gran’s favorite brothers. I’m sure they are now both exchanging stories as we speak. Rest in peace Steve!

Craig T Panneton
7 years ago

When I first met Steve he new little to nothing about me but accepted me simply because his daughter loved me.This was the man Steve was to me. Our lives were enhanced by him, diminished by his loss and blessed by the memory of him.