Pamela Joyce Steele

Pamela Joyce Steele
1949-2006

Pamela Joyce Steele, Port Coquitlam, B.C. died unexpectedly, October 15th, 2006.
She received her early education in Fort Frances, Ont. and B.A./B.ED. degrees from University of London, Ont.
From 1970 on, Pam spent 21 years teaching at Robert Moore elementary school in her home town of Fort Frances, Ont. Her passion for teaching became respected amongst children, parents, collegues and the community. She was an accomplished organizer and charismatic leader, with a great ability to make work “fun” for all concerned. Continuing education was always a priority, and after several summer vacations spent at Lakehead University, her “Special Education” status was achieved. In 1991, Pam felt the “world” calling to her. After stopping briefl y in Waterloo, Ont. to spread her talents, she arrrived in B.C., “the Land of her Dreams.” There, she continued to share her accomplishments in Abbotsford, and at Scott Creek and Banting schools in Coquitlam. And in her spare time, she completed “English as a Second Language” specialty. Due to Pam’s enthusiasm and devotion to her work, she was an exemplary role model for many new and practising educators.

In the broader educational arena, she not only had a committed role in the lives of countless young children, but was active in the Ontario and B.C. Teachers Federation, to improve the lives of present and future educators. Her retirement from education was truly enjoyed from June 2005 to present…

Pamela – A ”Source of bright loving light” for parents, Gladys and Glen Steele (deceased). Long time family residents of Fort Frances.

Pamela – A “delightful bubble” of love for Fiancee Charles Johnston, Port Coquitlam, B.C.

Sister, Glenda, and husband Neil Mcgregor, Thunder Bay, Ont. Brother, Mervyn, and wife Donna, Nestor Falls, Ont. and nephew, John, in the middle east.

Brother, Tom, and wife Bev, Fort Frances, Ont. and nephews – Bob and wife Jodi, Thunder Bay, Paul and Timea, Fort Frances.

Stepdaughter, Sandra, and husband Nash Aguiar and children, Cameron and Carlie, Campbell River, B.C.

Extended family members, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Many life-long friends.

As Pam “bounced” through life, with an abundance of joy and passion, she gave so much to so many. To her students, parents and collegues, she gave and received – Encouragement, Respect and Wisdom.
To her vast number of friends and extended family she gave, and received – Inspiration, Unconditional Love and Support.
Our Pamela…was exceptionally skilled in music, teaching, sports and gardening and was successful in all her endeavours. For those lives that Pam touched, we know that she will be deeply missed.
Her life ended while vacationing with Charlie in the the sunny south, “laughing with joy” until her swift death. For this, we are grateful, and are blessed to have had her in our lives.
A family service with interment, will be at a later date.
If desired, “In Memoriam” gifts in Pam’s name may be sent to a charity of your choice.

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