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In Loving Memory of

Laurie Dawn Steele

1962-2021

Obituary of Laurie Dawn Steele

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that our kind-spirited and beloved Laurie, passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021, in her 60th year. She will be forever loved and remembered by her partner Randy Hicks and by her children Derek Steele, Melissa (Colin) Van Soelen, Alex Steele, and stepchildren Andrew (Tisha) Hicks and Jeffrey (Andrea) Hicks. Laurie was a proud Grandma who cherished every moment with her grandchildren and was known as “Fun Shopping Grandma” to; Elizabeth, Alison, Trisha, Jameson, Aurora, Austin and Colton.

Laurie was survived by her loving parents Dolores and James Gibson and will also be greatly missed by her dear sister Jane, niece Rebecca, great-niece Tylene, and by her brothers-in-law Brad and Tim.

She was predeceased by her brother Jeffrey Steele and her brother-in-law Tony Dupont.

We know that Laurie is tending to her heavenly garden, filled with marigolds, white roses and all her favourite vegetables; with her favourite country music playing in the background. In life, gardening and listening to music brought her great joy, but most of all she loved being home surrounded by her family. She adored her grandchildren, and loved spending every moment with them, going shopping and watching them grow. Laurie and Randy spent 18 wonderful years together, travelling and cheering on their favourite sport teams: Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays, and even catching a few live games which included the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Laurie was always thinking of other people and was constantly caring for everyone and everything in her life. She will be remembered as a giving person, with a kind and gentle nature. We were so blessed to have Laurie in our lives.

Arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services and cremation has taken place. Memorial donations given to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) would be appreciated by Laurie’s family.

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Albert and Elaine Amirault
1 year ago

Dear Randy, we were so sorry to hear of the loss of Laurie.🙏

The DeJong family
1 year ago

Our condelences to Randy, Melissa, Derek and the family. Laurie was a great friend and mother and we loved and will cherish the adventures and memories we hold ❤

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Joss
1 year ago

She was always kind and giving she always had something to give to me went she came to see me .I will always remember her beautiful friend and more.my condolence to the family just know she not hurting no more she with God and her many flowers.

Viana Sanders
1 year ago

My condolances to everyone who knew and loved Lorie. Sad to loose such a sweet lady. Taken way to soon..🌹

Brian and Fran Raimondo
1 year ago

We are deeply saddened by Laurie’s passing. She was a wonderful soul and a great neighbor. We will miss her shouts of joy with every Jay’s or Leaf’s score. Our hearts go out to Randy and the entire family.

Colleen Sanford (Steele)
1 year ago

Prayers and condolences to family and friends. Laurie was a blessing to all she touched. She was a voice of encouragement and support during a difficult time in my life. She will be sadly missed, but joyfully remembered. Sending my love to you all.

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