Dear JoAnn, My sincere sympathy. Allow the support of your family and friends sustain you during this time of overwhelming grief and eventually the great memories will surface and a smile will cross your face when you think of Steve. So sorry, Caroline Murphy, old Brookfield Nurse

Posted: 05/25/2013 by Caroline Murphy of Brockton, MA, USA

I worked with Steve at IKEA. I can't say enough about this great man. My thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.

Posted: 05/24/2013 by Jenna Cunha of Taunton, MA,

To the Birdsall family, I want to offer my condolences on the passing of Stephen. I worked at IKEA with him and only had small interactions with him, but when I did, he was such a pleasure to interact with. He always was positive, kind, friendly and just an overall sweet guy. His presence has been missed around the store, and I feel we were all lucky to have him in the short time that we did. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jessica Carlson

Posted: 05/23/2013 by Jessica Carlson of Middleboro, MA, USA

Jo-Ann I cannot tell you how very sorry I am. There just aren't any words to express the feelings......... Steve was the greatest guy and I am proud I could say he was my friend. He was the love of your life and you were his. I know so few people who can truly say that. I will keep you, Eric & Jenna in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Kathe McGrath Hamilton

Posted: 05/23/2013 by Kathe Hamilton of Cross Roads, TX, USA

My deepest sympathies to Joann and her family.

Posted: 05/22/2013 by Denise Lipper of Bridgewater, MA,

I was deeply saddened to hear of Steve's death. I offer my most heartfelt sympathy and only hope that your many sweet memories will give you and your family comfort in the coming days.

Posted: 05/22/2013 by Deborah Block of Mattapoisett, MA, USA

Steve was a great guy who tried to live life to the fullest. May your many years of wonderful memories give you peace and joy. May his loving spirit strengthen you and support you and your family each day.

Posted: 05/21/2013 by Bev & Rick Biviano of Marshfield, Ma,

So sad. One of the nicest people I've ever known. I'm so sorry Jo-Ann, and for your family, as well.

Posted: 05/21/2013 by diane (zarella) beauchesne of pembroke, ma,