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Kane-Jerrett Funeral Homes

6191 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON

OBITUARY

Chloe Priscilla Steele

April 19, 1922May 15, 2020

“It is with deep sadness that the family of Chloe Priscilla Steele (nee Keats) shares the news of her passing on May 15, 2020 at the age of 98.

Chloe slipped peacefully away after a short admission to The Scarborough Health Network Hospital.

She was born on ‘The Rock” in Hare Bay, Newfoundland on Wednesday, April 19, 1922. Her parents were Hedley and Leah (Sturge) Keats. Chloe moved to Toronto in the late 1940’s. It was here she met and married her life-long mate, Warren Ellis Steele on April 29, 1950, who has predeceased her.

Chloe worked at Earl Haig and Seneca College for many years in food service area. Warren and Chloe spent many of their vacations travelling by train to visit family in Newfoundland. They both loved to garden and friends and family often shared a cup of tea while enjoying a garden tour. Chloe even kept a thriving windowsill garden, full of colourful African violets, once she moved into her apartment at Shepherd Village after Warren’s death.

Her wicked sense of humour was widely shared and she loved to have a good laugh. She also had a strong willed and stubborn side which we all experienced from time to time.

A memorial service will be held on Monday May 25th, 2020 - 1:30 pm at the Kane-Jerrett Funeral Home, 6191 Yonge Street, Toronto with visitation from 1:00pm. Pastor Ron Matheson from Shepherd Village will officiate.

Due to the evolving Covid-19 situation worldwide, there will be constraints in place for this memorial. Attendees will be restricted to a maximum of ten as we are following the strict pandemic guidelines. Subsequently, we have availed ourselves of the live streaming services offered by Kane-Jerrett Funeral Home to enable others to participate at a distance.

Chloe would have been amazed at this new-fangled technology and all these modern devices! I can just hear her now, saying, ”My Word, who would have believed it! Where is this old world headed next?”

Kane-Jerrett Funeral Home will webcast the funeral ceremony of Chloe Steele on Monday, May 25, 2020 from 1:00 PM EDT to 2:30 PM EDT. You can view the ceremony live or on replay at https://funeraweb.tv/en/diffusions/14336. The ceremony will be available to all without a password. We would be grateful if you shared the link above with your family and friends. It is possible to acquire a copy of the video on a USB card or as a digital file by contacting the funeral home at: KANE-JERRETT FUNERAL HOME, "North York Chapel" - 6191 Yonge St, North York, ON, M2M 4K4 - OFFICE (416)223-6050 FAX (416) 223-5921 – website - www.jerrettfuneralhometoronto.ca Interment will follow the Memorial service at Highland Memory Gardens, 3 Memory Gardens Lane, North York. Chloe will be affectionately remembered by all who knew her and were honoured to be embraced as family or beloved friend.

Memorial contributions to be made in lieu of flowers to:

Shepherd Village Foundation https://shepherdvillage.org/donate/ 3760 Sheppard Ave. E. Toronto, ON M1T 3K9

The Salvation Army www.Salvationarmy.ca The Salvation Army, Territorial Headquarters 2 Overlea Blvd. Toronto, ON M4H 1P4

The Alzheimer Society of Canada https://alzheimer.ca/en/Home/Get-involved/Ways-to-donate 20 Eglinton Ave. W., 16th Floor, Toronto, ON M4R 1K8

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 25, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, May 25, 2020

Memories

Chloe Priscilla Steele

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Chloe Thorne

May 25, 2020

Like my siblings and cousins I have many beautiful memories of my Aunt Chloe and Uncle Warren visiting from Toronto.While we lived in Toronto Arnold and I would visit them and were always made feel so welcome in their home.When we moved back home we loved for them to spend time with us at our home and share many good memories taking them to Western Bay so Uncle Warren could reconnect with his family..They are reunited again along with my Mom and Uncle Cecil. Rest In Peace Aunt Chloe.Love you Forever.

Charissa Lyda

May 25, 2020

So nice to read all the messages from family she obviously thought a lot of over the years! I wish it would of been the same for her own granddaughter and I, great granddaughter! Sad to say we never got to spend a lot of time with her, only a few times when she visited in Newfoundland when I was much younger!

Hope you rest in peace Nan Steele!

Patsy Keats

May 25, 2020

After Uncle Warren passed away Dennis and I spent a lot of time with Aunt Chloe.She would stay with us many weekends until the stairs at our place became too difficult for her to manage.After that we went to her apartment almost every weekend taking care of her personal needs and sometimes taking food and sharing a meal.We often spoke about what our weekends would look like without her.Now we know and feeling a little lost already.We will miss her so much.Rest in peace Aunt Chloe.We love you always.

Pauline Pawson

May 24, 2020

One of my earliest memories of Aunt Chloe was when she visited us in New Harbour and brought us colourful curly hair ties, which we loved!
Mom used to say that I have Aunt Chloe’s curly, thick hair, and I loved to hear this.
Aunt Chloe and Uncle Warren will always hold a special place in the hearts of all her nieces and nephews.
Love you forever Aunt Chloe. Rest in peace.

Jean George

May 24, 2020

Looks like all of us here in Newfoundland really looked forward to Aunt Chloe and Uncle Warren's visits. And those of us in her sister's (Aunt Becky's) family were the same. That's the only way most of us remember them. I was one of the lucky ones who had the privilege to stay with them and they also stayed with me here in NL a few times.
The last time I saw Aunt Chloe was 10yrs ago in the home. She kept telling me I had to take her out shopping when I got there, which I did and she enjoyed it so much. It was just behind her building. Little did I know that she was supposed to have been signed out and back in. And in her style, she said she didn't care what the rules were. She had fun. Lol I have a lot of fun memories of them both. Rest in peace Aunt Chloe

Chloe Collins

May 24, 2020

Aunt Chloe was such a special part of my life. For years, I would travel to help both her and Uncle Warren when they lived in their home on Willowdale.
After the passing of Uncle Warren, and the selling of their home, Aunt Chloe moved to Scarborough in a home where she had much help. I would travel there and stay in her room with her for weeks at a time to help with things she needed and for company. Both her and I would count down the month and days until it was time for another visit.
Not only was I called after Aunt Chloe, the bond we both shared was more of a mother and daughter nature. She will always hold a special place in my heart. I know we will meet again. Love you very much Aunt Chloe, Rest In Peace. ❤️❤️❤️

Jennifer Keats

May 24, 2020

My late husband Matthew loved Aunt Chloe and Uncle Warren dearly and spent a lot of time with them as a little boy growing up in Toronto in the 80s. When we had our own little boy we took him to Toronto when he was 4 1/2 month old so she could see him. Her wit and sense of humour were so quick at that advanced age and she carried herself with such grace and dignity. I am so glad that we took that opportunity to see her.

Denise Keats Blake

May 24, 2020

I always look forward to Aunt Chloe and Uncle Warren coming to Newfoundland every summer. They stayed at our house in Dover. Aunt Chloe was a beautiful, well dressed lady. She was a very kind and thoughtful person. We enjoyed visiting them in Toronto and they were always so happy to see us and proudly show us their garden. My last memory of Aunt Chloe was visiting her at her apartment at Sheppard’s Village. I will always cherish my memories of her. Rest In Peace Aunt Chloe.

Rosalind Collins

May 23, 2020

Thinking back on cherished memories of aunt Chloe throughout the years. I use to get so excited when her and uncle Warren would visit in Dover during the summers. Glad I was able to visit her over the past few years and enjoyed chatting with her. A beautiful life to celebrate - beautiful aunt Chloe.

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