March 27, 1953 – Ponoka, AB
February 28, 2014 – Calgary, AB
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ricky (Rick) Steedman on Friday, February 28, 2014 peacefully at home surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, and three children, Gavin (Nora), Colin and Fiona, his mother Vyonne Steedman, brothers Rob (Gillian) and Dale (Shannon), nieces and nephews Audrey & Graham Steedman and Ryan & Evan Steedman, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Philip & Heather Crowe and niece, Gemma Crowe.
Rick was born March 27, 1953 in Ponoka, Alberta the eldest son of John (Jack) Steedman and Vyonne Steedman and spent his younger years in Regina and Dawson Creek and later moving to Calgary. He graduated from the University of Calgary with a BSc in Geology and spent his working career in the oil patch as an exploration geologist, with large and small companies and most recently as a consultant.
He volunteered for many years with the Lakeview 85th Scout troop as an active leader with Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers even after his sons had completed the Scouting program. His passion for the outdoors was expressed through the many activities he enjoyed including: canoeing, hiking, mountaineering, skiing at Mount Norquay and flying gliders with Cu Nim Gliding Club. Many summers were spent at the family cottage at Shuswap Lake sailing with family and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Jack, in 2000. We would like to extend special thanks to his caregivers Lidija and Courtney for their amazing support and compassionate care and also to the ALS Society, especially Jane and Megan for their continued support during his illness.
Funeral Service will be held at The Anglican Parish of St. Mark and St. Philip (1802 – 33 Ave SW) on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Rick may be made to the ALS Society at #250, 4723 – 1st SW, Calgary. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Interment to follow later in the summer in Salmon Arm, BC.
In living memory of Rick Steedman a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print Obituary & Condolences