I had the pleasure of meeting Steve when I became a new vendor at the Halifax Forum Farmer's Market. He felt like an old friend immediately, giving me business advice whether I had asked for it or not. His face was always one I enjoyed seeing and I could always count on an exchange of witty banter or a story from his childhood, no matter how early in the morning on the weekend. In addition to our entrepreneurial spirits, we also shared a love of driving a Blue Honda fit. In fact, last Sunday on my way to the Seaport market, there was a Honda Fit driving in front of me and I was so looking forward to seeing Steve's smiling face since I hadn't seen him since before the holidays. It took me down the road of remembering some of his more wacky suggestions to me; his most adamant being that I dress up as a cabbage to promote my product at the market. He was the first thing on my mind that day as I walked in and I had a smile on my face from this memory, so the news hit extra hard. There will definitely be a void in the markets and the community without our Steve-O-Reno.
I am so sorry for your loss.
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