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STEELE, L. Virginia “Gin”

Gin Steele passed away peacefully in Kelowna, BC, on November 26, 2022. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, in whatever way she could. She will be missed by all those she touched.

Gin was sadly predeceased by her husband, Ronald; son, Ronald; and daughter, Betty. She is survived by her son, Ken (Vicki) of Vancouver, BC; daughter-in-law Barb (Wally) of Penticton, BC; grandchildren: Samantha, Brent, Dayna, Darcie, Devray, Jeff, and Lesley; great-grandchildren Jordynn, Brayden, Chloe, Lily, Kingston, Sebastian, Lincoln, Bradley, Easton, and Mia.

A Celebration of Life to honour Gin will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Agency – Sindi Ahluwalia Hawkins Centre for the Southern Interior.

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  • Jeanie Craig says:

    What a super lady. She truly lived life and loved it. Even with all the sadness in her life endured she remained positive. Great sense of humour, full of energy.
    Gin could put together a Christmas gathering like nobodies business!! She will missed by so many. I’m sure she has reunited with Ron, Betty and Ken, and will be waiting with open arms for her many other loved ones.
    RIP my friend, Jeanie

  • Deborah Sveinson says:

    I have so many fond memories of Aunty Gin. Her quick wit and teasing ways often had me in tears of laughter. She made a big impact on everyone she met and we will all miss her deeply. Our hearts go out to Kenny and his family.

  • Karen Crowder says:

    We were saddened to hear of Virginia’s passing, and our thoughts are with you and your family. It was nice to meet Virginia in Phoenix. She and Betty came over to the house to watch the Superbowl with us. She always talked about her large family and how proud she was of them. We went bowling with Virginia, Ken and Vicki. I remember Virgina sharing how she played ninepin in Canada. It was amazing how good she was at bowling. Chris and Karen

  • Pauline Johnson says:

    Gin and I were neighbours for almost 30 years and she would wag her finger at me and say “don’t you ever leave me!” We celebrated many Christmases together. I got to know her grand kids (a bit!) and Ron and Betty! We played many games of dominoes..and the competition was fierce!. Betty and I walked through the park and critiqued all of the Christmas lights and had anyone been interested, we could have given lots of good advice! I helped her find lost dishes, fix the remote for her TV and her telephone! Long story, she was a good friend and we had LOTS of fun times! Her favorite saying was “Welcome to this world!’ and I heard that many times! She loved to have people over for meals or games and fun was always had! I miss her and no one will ever replace her! Love to you Ken and Vicki and family!

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