2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Joel Wayne Steele November 12, 1943 - August 7, 2013

Peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday August 7, 2013. Joel Steele in his 70th year of Winchester. Beloved husband of Rhonda. Loving Dad of Julie (Dave) and Jodi (Andy). Cherished Poppa of Anna, Collin and Ashley. Dearly loved brother of Pat (Doug Helmer) and brother-in-law of Donna & Gordon. Uncle of nieces and nephews.

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By Joel’s request Cremation has taken place. A visitation will be held at the Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church Street, South Mountain (613-989-3836) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Joel Steele Community Centre on Monday August 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. Private Family interment will follow. By family request donations may be made to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital. Online condolences may be made at


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    Ron Bell says

    Rhonda and Family
    Our deepest sympathy

    Ron & Sharon Bell

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    Karen Stewart says

    Joel was a great man, I remember him at the store, always smiling, friendly to all. He did so much for our town, his memory will live on in all those things. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Joel you will be greatly missed and fondly remembered in this town. May he rest in peace.

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    Bev & Doug Merkley says

    our deepest condolences to the family of Joel. He will be fondly remembered by so many.

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    Dewey & Corrie McRae says

    Rhonda and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you; cherish the memories and keep them close to your heart He will be greatly missed.

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    Janice Smith says

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this hard time. He was a great man who contributed a lot to the Winchester community.

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    Jackie Symonds says

    Rhonda, May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.

    We are grateful for being able to know Joel and how much he loved Hockey and always worked hard for the Hawks.

    Thanks to you and Joel the team and all its members wouldn’t have been able to do the things they did, in the last few years we were apart of the organization.

    Try and have peace within knowing that Joel is no longer suffering.

    Take care of yourself.

    Warmly, Jackie, Darrell and Myranda Symonds

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    Kelly Mitchell says

    How much time has passed since you took me in as a very young man from Halliburton. I think I had just turned 16, so it would be 30 years ago.

    You made me feel like I had a second family. Joel was the ‘coolest’ person I had met. Fashion focused, fun, loved to laugh, honest and had a great heart.

    I loved my time with all of you and I am saddened that I lost contact.

    Joel and the Steele family impacted my immensely.

    He will certainly be missed.


    Kelly Mitchell

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    Kathy & Lannie Waddell says

    Joel was a great guy. We sure had lots of fun together when we lived in Winchester. Thinking of you and the girls at this difficult time.

    Kathy & Lannie

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    Marnie Gannon says

    The Gannon family send their condolences. We are very sorry for your loss

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    Alex Monk-Cray says

    Thank you for the great seasons in Winchester


    Alex Monk-Cray

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    Ross Urbankiewicz says

    My confolences to the Steele family.

    Ross Urbankiewicz

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    Patricia and Adrian says

    With deepest condolences. Thinking of you.

    Patty and Adrian

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    LouiseArsenault & ken says

    Dear Rhonda & family

    My thoughts have been with you, many times over the past years, since Joel first had his medical problems. I can’t imagine how hard it’s been for Rhonda and family, but their great support has kept Joel going through those hard times, so that he could enjoy golf his family & friends and contribute to the community, as he loved to do.

    I first met Joel in the halls of North Dundas District High School. I was the new Public Nurse and spent 3 mornings a week in the school as their health nurse. He made a point of introducing himself right away and often dropped in to say good morning, as he was on Hall Duty. During that year, he mentioned his plans to open his Mens clothing store, The Country Boy and we all know what that went on to be. I only had 1 year as a neighbour merchant, before he sold his business, while concentrating on his health.

    Today, we still celebrate the many events he spearheaded or was a big part of, in our Village.

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    Lorraine Roy/ Brian Lannin says

    Rhonda, Julie, Jodi, and Family,

    Our deepest sympathy for the sadness you are feeling during this very difficult time.

    Thinking of you.

    Lorraine and Brian

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    Maureen & Jeff Heuff says

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of Joel. Such a special person. May he rest in peace and with no more pain.


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    Ken and Danielle Byers says

    Remember the good times…..Our thoughts are with all of you.

    Ken and Danielle Byers

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    Aaron Dickenson says

    My condolences to the Steele family. He will be dearly missed by the community of Winchester.

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    Bob Sawyer says

    We had some times at NDDHS. You will always be in my memory. bob

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