Obituaries

P. Dale Steeves

Monday, 11 December 1939 - Sunday, 10 September 2017

Death Notice

On Sunday, September 10, 2017, with his family by his side, Dale Steeves of Sarnia passed away peacefully at the age of 77 after a long and courageous fight. Dale was born December 11, 1939 and raised in Albert County, New Brunswick. He was the second youngest of 6 children in the hard working farming family of Frank and Annie (Kennie) Steeves. Dale will always be remembered for his strength of character and endless devotion to his family. Dale has been reunited with his loving wife, Cecilia (2002), and he is the beloved and respected father of Brent (Jennifer) Steeves and Scott (Krista) Steeves; and proud and adoring grandfather of Curtis, Courtney, Ryan, Tyler and Hanna. He will be greatly missed by his siblings Irene (Don), Molly (Murray, 2017), Joan (Carl) and Marion (Huck, 2009); and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother Don (2011) (and Millie, 2013). Following his work on the family farm and home construction in Port Credit, Dale’s career included District Manager responsibilities in banking and finance in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He then moved his young family to Sarnia to work alongside his brother at Steeves and Rozema, before returning to the bank industry. Dale spent many years as General Manager with Moore Credit Union, helping it transform into Southwest Regional Credit Union prior to retiring in 2002. Dale’s interests included playing, coaching, and serving on the executive of numerous minor hockey and baseball associations. His passions included dogs (most recently his pug - Toby), cars, and being a fan and outspoken supporter for his sons, grandsons and granddaughters activities. Dale's family is grateful for the care and support they received from Dr. Dostaler, Dr. Spano, Dr. Winquist and all the wonderful nurses and staff at Bluewater Health. Special thanks to Jackie Pilgrim for her kindness, devotion and unwavering support to Dale and his family over the years. We invite family and friends to visit on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Smith Funeral Home. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

 

Visitation

We invite family and friends to visit on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Service

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Smith Funeral Home.

Donations

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or the Sarnia & District Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).

23 Condolences

  • Wendy Clarke (Brydges) September 15, 2017 09:37am

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you Brett and Scott and your families during the sad loss of your father. He was a good man and put up a good fight during his illness. He will finally be together with Cecilia and may they both rest in peace. They both will be sadly missed but never forgotten.

  • Dorothy Bestard September 14, 2017 10:39am

    Dear Scott
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your Dad. I remember with fondness the fun times we shared with your Mom and Dad at all the ball tournaments. Those memories are priceless.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all .
    Love , Dorothy Bestard

  • Willis Carol Steeves September 14, 2017 09:24am

    Brent & Scott & families
    I guess I have never met you but spent a few years growing up
    as youngsters in Albert county with Dale. Unfortunately did not see Dale often due to distance.
    You have our sympathy on losing a loved one. The memories you have can never be taken away.
    Irene, Joan, Molly & Marion
    Our sympathy goes with you as well on losing a brother. Remember we will see Dale again some day.
    Cousin Willis & Carol

  • Mary Hutson September 14, 2017 06:54am

    Scott, we are saddened to hear of your dad's passing. Our sincerest sympathies to all of you. Thinking you and wish that your memories bring you comfort. Mary, Mark and Natasha Hutson

  • sandra smith-macdonald September 13, 2017 09:02pm

    Dear Brent, Jen, Scott, krista, Curtis, Courtney, Ryan, Tyler and Hanna,

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy in the passing of our dear
    Uncle Dale. I have very special childhood memories of my Uncle Dale. He often came to visit our family in Oakville. He was definitely a " big " tease and loved to make us laugh. The highlight of his visit was when he took all
    the children including our friends for ice-cream in his very " cool " convertible
    I will always remember how much he loved and cherished his own children, grand-children, and his 4 legged friends ! There are no words to describe how sorry we are for your loss and how much he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time,

    Love Sandra, Gerry, Matthew and Emily Mac Donald

  • Tracy Jutras September 13, 2017 05:16pm

    Brent and Scott, on behalf of my mother Patricia, she sends her sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Your Dad and Mom were such a fun couple and now they are together forever. God bless you both.

  • Joan McCaw September 13, 2017 03:39pm

    Brent and Family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. He put up a courageous battle, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jim Pumple September 13, 2017 11:44am

    Dear Steeves family.

    I have very fond memories of working with Dale. He was always very kind to those he worked with and always interesting to talk to.
    He was a man of strong character.
    I feel blessed to have known him

  • Brenda Drouillard September 13, 2017 09:40am

    My sincerest condolences to all of . I had the utmost respect for your Dad..He sure loved you guys and was so proud of all of you. I am in Toronto and will miss the service . I will be thinking of you . Take care.

  • Rick and Lynn Kloss September 12, 2017 11:28pm

    Our sincere condolences to Brent & Jen, Scott & Krista and your families. Thinking of all of you in this difficult time.

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