Obituary of Andrew Joseph Steen
Funeral Service will be livestreamed at the following link:
Born July 30, 1923 Pittem, Belgium. Passed away Chatham Ontario March 3 2022. Eldest of six children of Alphonse and Alida (Callens) Steen.
Beloved husband of Mary (D'Hondt) Steen. Married April 19, 1952. Would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary April 2022. Predeceased by infant daughter Mary Anne Steen December 1953.
Survived by sister Marion (Joe) Lucio. Sisters-in-law Alphonsine & Al Joyce; Godelieve Bangma; Irene D'Hondt; Brother-in-law Joe Korpan. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters' Anne Korpan; Margaret Decan; Mary Steen; Brother George Steen. Brothers-in-law Peter Rose; Medard Decan; Hubert & Joe D'Hondt; George Casier and sister-in-law Jeanne Casier.
Andy emigrated to Canada with his parents in 1926. He farmed all his life; Andy and Mary worked very hard together and built a good life. Retiring and spending the winter at their home in Florida for many years. He loved nothing better than to be tinkering with a piece of farm machinery, an old clock or motor, and spending his day outside working. Or if he ran into another old farmer, and could pass the time discussing crop prices; bushels per acre, etc. he was in his glory.
This was his life. Nothing gave him greater pride than to be doing something useful. Always wanting to help anyway he could, he was very loved by all his family, and friends; everyone was always happy to see "Uncle Andy" as he usually had a smile on his face. We were all blessed to have had him in our lives and he will be missed immensely.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Meadow Park Nursing Home for their very kind, considerate, and thoughtful manner in which they have assisted Andy and Mary in the final chapters of their lives. It truly is a “family home".
Friends and relatives may visit at Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham (519-352-5120) on Wednesday March 9, 2022 from 10-11am.
A Funeral Service will then follow at 11am in the Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Greg Simpson officiating.
Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery.
Anyone considering making a donation in memory of Andy, it would be appreciated to remember the Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation or the Chatham- Kent Health Alliance Foundation.
Please note the service will be Livestreamed and a Link will be posted here Tuesday.