Stephen Beatty – 1959-2024

Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) is saddened to learn of the passing of Stephen (Steve) Beatty, a distinguished member of the Canadian coxless four crew at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Steve also competed in the men’s eight at the 1983 World Rowing Championships in Duisburg, Germany.

A lifelong competitive athlete and well-respected businessman, his competitive and hard-working spirit throughout his life was instilled in his children as they both excelled athletically and professionally.

Steve is survived by his wife and best friend, Tracey Harrod and her children Ashton and Keaton Hunter. He was the proud father of Alexandra (Jake) Murray and Jack (Samantha) Beatty, and loving Grandfather to the light of his life, Noah Beatty. He is also survived by his mother, Rose Beatty, his brother Bill (Maria) Beatty, niece Brittany (Ryan) Napman, and great niece Maddie Napman. Steve is also survived by Mitzi Beatty, Steve’s former partner and mother of Alexandra and Jack.

Keeping with his wishes, a celebration of life will be held on Friday February 9th at 2pm to 4pm for friends and family at the Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club at 10 Woodleys Ln, Dundas, Ontario L9H 6Y6.

If you wish to show support, Steve was a lifelong supporter of the Ronald McDonald Foundation. Donations in Steve’s memory can be made at

If you wish to show support by sending flowers please send them to the celebration of life on Friday at the Dundas Valley Golf & Curling Club at 10 Woodleys Ln, Dundas, Ontario L9H 6Y6.

RCA extends our deepest condolences to Steve’s family, friends and the entire rowing community during this difficult time.

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