Van Steenoven, Audrey Mary

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


10 Condolences

  1. May you Rest easy mom. You had a full life and I’m happy that you spent 3 1/2 years with us at our home. The back patio and THE SHE SHED is set up for the winter cold weather. You will be deeply miss by us friends and family. I’m happy you had a great 6 month stay at Extendacare York with new friends, and old friends, you played bingo, went to their music entertainment, and joined the residence committee …it was a good experience for you that you enjoyed … xo

    By: Cindy Thompson
    November 1, 2022
  2. So sorry auntie and uncle for your loss, may she rest in peace.

    By: Rob and Debbie Miron
    October 23, 2022
  3. Frankie, I am so very sorry I missed mentioning you in my original condolence. It was not intentional. I am very sorry for your loss. I hope you find some comfort that she did make a difference

    By: Kim Vellow Bergenstein
    October 22, 2022
  4. Uncle John, Uncle Hayes and Aunt Sharon. I am so very sorry for your loss. I have a hard time imagining the loss of a sibling. I am really sorry.

    By: Kim Vellow ergenstein
    October 22, 2022
  5. Danny, Mark, and Cindy. I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember when Dan and I were young our families were inseparable. Until we were about 13 or 14 Sleeping on the floor, yes we had pillows and blankets, was the norm. As overnights were often. Four adults and nine kids. Aunt Audrey was awesome then we knew what to expect as her expectations were not that different then my mom’s. As an adult I am so glad to have spent some one on one time with her. More great memories for me and a lot of respect was exchanged.

    By: Kim Vellow Bergenstein
    October 22, 2022
  6. My deepest condolences to the family. Audrey was a lovely lady! Rest In Peace!

    By: Monica Gosselin
    October 21, 2022
  7. Our deepest sympathy to Sharon, Victor and Audrey’s family.

    By: Robert and Sandra chezzi
    October 20, 2022
  8. We are sorry to hear of Audrey’s passing. To her family we offer our deepest sympathy.
    Having grown up in her Coniston neighbourhood, we have good memories from the “old” days and always enjoyed seeing Audrey at Eatons. She will be missed.
    Les and Ann Lisk

    By: Les and Ann Lisk
    October 20, 2022
  9. Sharon, Victor and all Audrey’s family may she Rest In Peace.
    God be with her family on her loss.

    October 20, 2022
  10. We will always hold onto fond memories of Aunt Audrey. Our thoughts and prayers are with Frank, Cindy, Mark, Danny and the rest of the family.

    By: Todd, Kary and Emma Vellow
    October 20, 2022

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