Steve “Wookie” Davis Born: Subiaco, May 1961 Died: Murdoch, July 2021 A selfless Waroona volunteer who died last week after a long health battle has been remembered by his family as a friendly and loving man who “stood up for the little guy”. Steve Davis, who was affectionately known as “Wookie” in reference to the fictional Star Wars character due to his stature and hairiness, died in his sleep in the early hours of Saturday morning, aged 60. The beloved Waroona Lions Club director passed from various complications of his long running battle with diabetes. Mr Davis was born in Subiaco and raised in Harvey before completing an apprenticeship as a mechanical fitter. He moved around the country with his work before returning to WA in 1984 and working at Alcoa Wagerup for 33 years until retiring because of his ill health. Mr Davis married Rose Reynolds Davis in 2017 after a 17-year courtship. Mrs Davis said her husband was always there to lend a hand or an ear to anyone in need. “He helped where he could. If he couldn’t physically help, he was always there as a sounding board,” she said. “He was there for everyone. Family, friends and acquaintances.” Mrs Davis has received support from the whole community. She said one Facebook post she made received more than 200 comments of support and love. “It has been massive,” she said. “Some people I have not known from when he worked at Eneabba 40 years ago. We have had support from friends and family from near and far.” Mr Davis leaves behind daughters Kelsi and Teagan as well as stepdaughters Gayelle, Brianna, Felicity and his beloved nine grandchildren. Mrs Reynolds Davis said family meant everything to her husband. “Family and friends were everything,” she said. “His nine grandchildren from his stepdaughters, he couldn’t do anything more for them. “He loved and cared for them as his own.” Lions club secretary John Clare said Mr Davis had been a valued member of the club since joining in 2018 and would be missed. “He will be sorely missed but is at peace with his long struggle now,” he said. “Our thoughts are with Rose, another highly valued Waroona Lions member and their immediate families.” Mr Davis turned 60 earlier this year and people who attended his celebration said he gave a touching speech about living life to the fullest.