Surrounded by the love of his family, just two days before his 70th birthday, Patrick Arthur (Pat) Steele passed away peacefully at home after a courageous 4-year battle with cancer, on August 30, 2021.
His life centered around his family. He was the beloved husband of Judy (nee Nadalin) for over 50 years, proud Dad to Tammy (Doug), Tracy (Paul) and Shawn (Michelle), and even prouder Grampa to Dylan, Carly, Matthew, Shalyn, Whitney and Warner, whom he loved and adored more than anything.
Pat was born in Woodstock on September 1, 1951 to his beloved parents, the late Jack and Betty Steele.
Pat and Judy met in 1971 and have been inseparable since, having just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 20, 2021. While starting their life together, Pat achieved his skilled-trade and began working at Standard Tube as a tool and die maker, a career that would span 40 years and result in life-long friendships. Even after retiring, Pat wasn’t going to slow down and went on to work with the Woodstock Agricultural Society, where he met new friends and continued to be active.
Pat was a man of many talents. The family “handy-man” - there wasn’t a problem he couldn’t fix or thing he couldn’t build. He had a love for working with his hands, especially as an avid woodworker and car enthusiast. His true happiness came from watching his family grow and spending time with his grandkids at hockey games and other activities.
Pat’s absence will be felt by all who knew and loved him, especially his big sister Sharon (Doug) Taylor; cherished mother-in-law, Kay Nadalin; special brothers and sisters-in-law Margy (Mike) Dukes, Jim (Ann) Nadalin, Jeff (Linda) Nadalin, Lana (Jamie) Easton; numerous loved nieces, nephews; great-nieces and nephews; colleagues, friends, and all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Welcoming him with open arms into heaven with his parents, is his sister Valerie and brother-in-law Bill Birtch, his beloved father-in-law Jim Nadalin Sr. and brother-in-law David Nadalin, and two grandchildren Bradley and Ashley.
He will never be forgotten, as he lives on in our hearts, memories, and in all that he has left on this earth.
Cremation has taken place. Celebration of Life to be held at a later date with details to follow. Donations to the Woodstock Agricultural Society in Pat’s memory would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to the SMITH-LeROY FUNERAL HOME, 69 Wellington St. North, Woodstock (519-537-3611). Personal condolences may be sent at www.smithleroy.com