Steven Edward Dugald MacTavish was born in Montreal Quebec,
Canada on February 19, 1951. His parents were Edward Stewart Dugald
MacTavish (26th Chief of Clan MacTavish) and Shirley
In June of 2005, Steven MacTavish succeeded his father as
the 27th Chief.
He moved to Ontario in 1976, where the family
resides today. The Chief and his wife, Leslie, share their lives with his
daughters, Tracy and Deborah, and Leslie’s son, Craig. They have four
beautiful grandchildren, MacKenzie, Jessica, Gavin and Nathan. The Chief
says his wife and he are soulmates.
His background is varied and he has worked
numerous jobs (warehousing, phone equipment, driving instruction – being
in transportation for 23 years at one company, driving 18 wheelers for 11
years and in management as dock foreman and dispatch for 12 years).
In high school in Ontario, Chief MacTavish
loved sports and theatre arts. He was on two championship football teams,
as well as on the track team and 1/10 of a second off the Canadian Junior
relay record at the time. In his adult years, he coached minor hockey (7
years) and soccer (6 years).
His family says he has a well developed sense
of humor that ranges from play on words to slap stick. He likes to relax
at home, watching the wee creatures that roam around in their yard. The
Chief says, “We have a 4000 gallon fish pond that brings us great pleasure
(except when it needs to be cleaned).”
Being a Chief who is active with his Clan, his
hobbies now include typing e-mails, answering phone calls and planning for
the future – all with a Scottish flavour. He tells us, “I enjoy animals,
music, soccer games and Mother Nature.”
As for the members of Clan MacTavish, we are
proud and honoured to have a “working Chief.” He is a man of commitment
and integrity, with that good sense of humor. Clan members look forward
to many years of growth and celebration of our heritage.