Cpl Stephen Reid Maysfield, CD (Ret'd)
We regret to advise of the death of Corporal Stephen Reid Maysfield, CD (Ret'd) on 16 January 2021 at the age of 66 at his home in Leitches Creek, Cape Breton NS after a brief battle with cancer. Steve served his country at home and abroad for 21 years with both The Royal Canadian Regiment and the Canadian Military Engineers.
Steve was born in Pleasant Villa NB and joined the Canadian Forces in 1972 at the age of 17. After Basic Training, he joined the Royal Canadian Regiment as an Infanteer. His career in the infantry included postings to Camp Gagetown NB (1972-76) and Germany (1976-78) as well as a deployment on United Nations peacekeeping duties in Cyprus ( Apr - Sep 1973). During his career in the infantry, Steve earned qualifications as: Basic Parachutist, Basic Sniper, US Army Parachutist, and the French Commando Course.
In 1979 Steve sought a career change and remustered to the Plumber Gasfitter trade with the Canadian Military Engineers. In his new trade he was posted to CFB Calgary (1981-83), CFB Chilliwack (1983-87), and CFB Gagetown (1987-92) - including a period with 22 Field Squadron. With the Canadian Military Engineers, Steve deployed to: Israel (May-June 1981), Kuwait (June-November 1991), and twice to CFS Alert (1979 and 1981).
After retiring from the Canadian Forces in 1992, Stephen became co-owner of Vision Heating and Ventilation in Bras d’Or NS.
Steve had his own small Military Engineer family. One daughter is a retired Water, Fuels and Environmental Technician master corporal while another daughter is a retired Combat Engineer sergeant. One son-in-law was a former RSM of 36 Combat Engineer Regiment and another is a former Combat Engineer warrant officer.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in Queenstown NB in May 2021. Online words of comfort may be forwarded to his family at the funeral home.