April 1,1944 – October 17,2022
It is with heavy hearts and sadness that we say goodbye to mom on Oct 17,2022 peacefully in her sleep.
Born in Coniston and spent her life living in the Sudbury area.
Audrey was the daughter to JP and Irene Kirwan (McNicholl) both predeceased.
Loving sister to Marilyn and Sammy Freeland (predeceased), Francis and Alex Clark (predeceased), John and Mary Kirwan from Sudbury, Heather "Bonnie" (predeceased) and Peter Vellow of Levack, Hayes and Betty Kirwan from Garson and Sharon and Victor Henderson from Sudbury.
Loved and adored wife to “Dutchy” Cornelius Van Steenoven (Predeceased,2020)
Loving Mother to Danny Vellow from Copper Cliff, Eddie Vellow (Predeceased,2015), Mark Vellow and Karen King from Calgary, Cindy and Bill Thompson from Lively, Frank Vellow and Jennifer Noseworthy from Garson.
Adored by her grandchildren and great grand children Justin Vellow from British Columbia , Ashton, and Sarah Vellow (Andrew English), Georgie, Markie and Riely. Massimo Broglio (Destiny Lewis), Alessia Broglio, Carter Vellow and Ella Vellow.
A good friend to “Ozzy” the family retriever.
Audrey was married to Dutchy for 38 years. Audrey and Dutchy lived 24 hours a day. They celebrated every 18th of each month celebrating their marriage on August 18,1982. During their marriage they travelled to the East and West coast of Canada. As well as, Spain, Portugal, England and spent many trips in Holland visiting Dutchy’s mom into 1980-1990.
Audrey worked at Eaton’s for many years then enjoyed working for the VON then retired.
Many thanks to York Extendicare 6th floor staff for their kindness, care, and compassion. Also many thanks to Dr.Mailloux, Dr.Lam , Dr.Clark , Dr. Kuchtaruk and all medical staff who played a part in Audrey’s care. Thank you!
Keeping with Audreys wishes there will be no visitation but rather a celebration of life at a later date with immediate family.
A favorite saying by mom was;
Yesterday is a History
Tomorrow is a Mystery
Today is a Gift
That’s why we call it the Present