Steve was always the affable Welsh man who loved people, loved talking to people, from daily visitors through to all his fellow colleagues throughout the Centre. Steve loved work, it was as simple as that. His commitment to working long hours, especially in those early days was without question. He was never happier than he was when performing all varieties of duties, in all weathers, from daily security presence, to getting soaked through by heavy rain on car park duties, meeting and greeting guests at Christmas parties, corporate events, weddings, VIP visits, royal visits, and the many special events including Science of the Time Lords, Return of the Garrison, Steampunks in Space and Movie Mania weekends.
He could always put anyone at ease through his thoughtful and caring attitude, from administering first aid to visitors, or assisting with finding a lost child on a busy bank holiday Monday, nothing was too much for Steve.
It is difficult to accept that we will no longer see his cheery personality at the Centre again. Whether it was celebrating a Wales win in rugby, or a West Ham win in football, he would make it in his way to talk with all staff, from Management Teams to our Space Crew - everyone mattered to Steve, and for that reason alone, he will be sorely missed by us all.
Finally, it would be remiss of us not to remember Steve’s other crowning glory - he was of course the National Space Centre’s very own Elvis Presley. Anyone who has been in his company during staff Christmas party nights, or social evenings would have been treated to his karaoke medley of Elvis’ greatest hits; his rendition of ‘Teddybear’ he sang at his wedding will live particularly long in the memory for those fortunate to witness that performance.
If you could go through your entire working life and meet just one person who you could never ever forget, then Steve Fowler would be that person. Warm, caring, compassionate, funny, good natured, friendly, hardworking, a team player, and extremely popular with all his colleagues.
Steve’s legacy will live on. A work colleague who touched the lives of so many people at the Centre down the years, and we are all the better for knowing a man who always gave his best to everything he did, and everyone he met; our lives have been enriched all the more for knowing him; a real character who will be remembered and held with great affection by us all here at the National Space Centre.
- Judith and Steve
- £20.00 Angela
- £25.00 Malika
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