Steven C. Therrien, outdoorsman, family man, and advocate
Steven Craig Therrien, 57, of Derby passed away suddenly on January 2, 2020 at home.
Steve was born January 18, 1962 in Newport, Vermont to Andrew George Therrien and Carolyn.
In 1980, Steve graduated from North Country Union High School and started working at OEM. He later moved to Alaska working as a property manager for three years before returning to Vermont. Then it was off to Nevada for a three year stint as a machinist.
On October 24, 1992 Steve married Luann Tenney in Anchorage, Alaska. They returned to Vermont and moved into a homestead in Sheffield on Duck Pond Road. In his early 20s, with the help of his friends, Steve built a hunting camp off the grid. They moved into the camp and raised a family, Seagar Steven and Baily Mae.
Steve worked at Karl Johnson Trucking as a mechanic, and later for Meyer’s Containers as a truck driver.
Over the years, Steve enjoyed broom ball, hockey, hunting, bird watching, cooking, the Patriots, and being with his friends and family.
Steve’s zest for life began to wain when he suffered from the effect of infra sound generated by large wind turbines built on the ridge line above the family home. In December, 2014 the Therriens moved to Derby, and in 2018, sold the homestead.
Steve became a strong advocate against the placement of industrial sized wind turbines near residential homes. With Luann and the kids in tow, they traveled around Vermont and to New York state to testify the impact infra sound can have on a person’s health. He had a strong desire to help other families, strangers though they may be, so they would avoid the same fate as the Therrien family.
He was known for his quick wit, infectious smile, and a kind and compassionate spirit.
Steve was predeceased by his father (Andrew). He is survived by his wife Luann, their children, his son Jacob Joseph Therrien, his mother Carolyn Rowell Therrien Judd, brother Kenneth Andrew Therrien and his wife Marcia, sister Lynda Therrien Sheltra and her husband Jack. He is also survived by his nephews Andrew and Jeremy Therrien, and nieces Cassandra and Jennifer Graham.
Submitted by:Luann Therrien
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