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George Victor Steeves

January 3, 1935 ~ December 14, 2020 (age 85)

Obituary

It is with the greatest sadness that we announce the passing of our father, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather MWO George Victor Steeves. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, December 14th, 2020.  He leaves behind his wife, Joan, his daughters Anne (Paul-2017) Fox and Lynn Fontaine, his brother Baxter (Dorothy), his sister-in-law, Audrey Cunningham (Bob) and Ann Misner(Aldrich), 4 grandchildren (David, Jason, Meagan and Kent) 5 great granddaughters and 1 great grandson. He was pre-deceased by his older brother Rod and sister-in-law Betty, his sister Thora Purdy and her husband Ron along with his parents Elton and Myrtle Steeves and Joan’s parents Dunbar and Gladys MacKay. George was born at home in Moncton, NB in January 1935 and moved to Stellarton with his family when he was 4.  He lived there until he joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1958 and married Joan MacKay. George had a 32 year career in the Military and was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Regiment, 2nd Battalion. George and family moved to many different places over the years including Germany, Washington, DC the Golan Heights in Israel and various Canadian postings ending up in Moose Jaw where he retired. In 1992, he and Joan moved to West Kelowna and they both became involved in the Royal Canadian Legion, Westbank Br. 288 where he became involved in the Legion and served on the Executive until 2018 in many different capacities including President, Vice President, Membership Chair and his most favourite Service Officer.  He also served as the Deputy Zone Commander and in 2003-04 became Zone Commander for the South Okanagan-Smilkameen Zone. For his hard work he earned a Life Membership, MSM and Palm Leaf. He touched a lot of lives and will be missed by many.  The family would like to thank Dr Gerhard Verster, care staff of Interior Health and Hospice House Kelowna. Due to current conditions, there can be no service at this time but a celebration of life will be planned when conditions warrant. Cremation will take place immediately and will be interred at the Elgin Cemetery in Nova Scotia at a later date. Instead of flowers, please consider a donation to Honour House. https://www.honourhouse.ca/

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