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Betty Steele

Betty Steele

June 15, 1934 January 14, 2021

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Obituary

Obituary for Betty Leone Steele (Perkins)

Steele: Betty Leone
Peacefully at Groves Park Lodge, Renfrew, on Thursday January 14, 2021, Betty Steele, in her 87th year.
Beloved wife of the late J. Douglas Steele. Daughter of the late Boyd and Reta Perkins. Predeceased by sons Jeff (late Jennifer Hodges) and Mark. Survived by son John of Renfrew and sister Linda Toner and family of Kitchener. Spring interment Rosebank Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Groves Park Lodge or Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Condolences, Tributes and Donations can be made online at www.zohrfuneralhome.com

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    Rosebank Cemetery
    305 Haley Road
    Haley Station, Ontario
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    SPRING INTERMENT

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Barb Jorgenson

John,
I remember your mom fondly, weaving in and around my mom and us kids through the years - shared projects, coffee and conversations...My thoughts are with you at this time. Barb (Aikenhead) Jorgenson
Comment | Posted at 10:48am via Condolence
JS

John Steele

Thank you Barb. Your parents and mine were truly "the greatest generation". Best wishes - John
Posted at 11:39am
JR

Judy (Wilkins) Ryan

John - my deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom. She and Mom were such good friends. I remember her well. Mom especially enjoyed their coffee visits at Tims after Mom was in the Manor. Judy (Wilkins) Ryan
Comment | Posted at 12:03pm via Condolence
JS

John Steele

Judy, thank you, it's nice to hear from you. Roma and Mom had a wonderful circle of friends !
Posted at 11:38am
LJ

Leslie Joiner

So very sorry to learn of Betty's passing. My parents, Lois and Dick Rich, but especially my Mom, were friends of the Steeles. I have a vague memory of running around the furniture store with my siblings while the adults chatted and the Steeles would visit us when they came to Ottawa. In later years I remember Mom telling me how good they were to the staff and customers at the furniture store, and of Mom and Betty having long conversations on the telephone. I'm just one of the many on the periphery who were impacted by your Mom and Dad's example of living life with grace, kindness, and integrity. That is how I will remember them. 
Leslie Joiner(Rich)
Comment | Posted at 10:54am via Condolence
JS

John Steele

Leslie, thank you for your kind note. Mom always looked forward to visits with Lois and Dick, particularly her old nursing friend Lois. Grace, kindness and integrity sums it up. Best wishes - John
Posted at 09:16am
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Susan

John I just heard of Betty's passing. I am so sorry for loss. Those Civic Girls enjoyed an amazing friendship. I remember a few years back when I took your Mom and my Mom, (Janette) on a road trip to Almonte. We had a great day! I think that was the last time they were all together.
Susan
Comment | Posted at 03:46pm via Condolence
JS

John Steele

Susan, it's nice to hear from you. Mom thought the world of Janette, and their friendship spanned the decades. Something we could all aspire to ! All the best - John
Posted at 09:13am
DM

Doug & Marlys

Hi John
We are truly sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great lady, and a good friend of both of our mothers through all her years in Renfrew. She had a great sense of humor and a strong character. I recall all the sounds from McClean Street; bagpipes, snare drums, and practice chanters. While we can’t be at the service to experience them, know that we can hear the Scottish send-off and blessing from our hearts. Sincerely, Marlys & Doug
Comment | Posted at 09:30pm via Condolence
JS

John Steele

Doug & Marlys, thank you for your note. Your friendship is a blessing to me. - John
Posted at 01:18pm
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