Paul Bedard wrote:Wonderful memories! I don`t know if it`s right to ask as I`m sure the though hurts you. But what happened on the train. I`m sorry to delve into what I`m sure is a painful memory.
Steve had acquired malaria twice when teaching in africa & as a consequence developed epilepsy from scarring on his brain.. he was training in europe with Sensei Kase (luxenburg) with loads of seasoned karate men from all over europe & the UK .. he had travelled there with some friends (mike fedyk etc i think) but after the training over that weekend was done he had a teaching assignment to do so the others travelled back as normal & steve travelled back on his own.
he was on a train in the UK from London to Liverpool in a carrige on his own & had had an epileptic seizure. he was found dead on the train i think.
i received a call on the weds night to tell me he had passed away.. truely shocking &so young at 47 with so much more to do!! god knows how strong he would have been now??
the training in luxenburg 12 months later with Kase was dedeicated to steve & became the steve Cattle Memorial course & was very emotional.
Rich (Leicester Karate Club)