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Passed away at the Baldur Transitional Unit, Baldur, MB, on Sunday May 2, 2021 at the age of 86 years, Etienne Victor Karl “Steve” Van Schepdael, of Belmont, MB.
Steve leaves to mourn his passing his eight children Anita Van Schepdael of Alonsa, MB, Robert of Winnipeg, MB, Mark of Winnipeg, MB, Donna Mahdi of Winnipeg, MB, Joanne (Darren) Struss of Killarney, MB, Vivian Van Schepdael of Edmonton, AB, Virginia Van Schepdael of Brandon, MB, Patricia Van Schepdael of Vancouver, BC and by numerous grandchildren & step children. He is also survived by his brother Joe (Mary-Lou) of Selkirk, MB, sisters Godelieve Bennet of St. Claude, MB, Emily Van de Bennet of Lethbridge, AB, numerous nieces & nephews and by good friends Brian & Sheila Trotter of Belmont, MB.
Steve was predeceased by his first wife Cecile (nee Schamp), partner Lauretta Hardy, parents Emile & Josephine Van Schepdael, sisters Rita Dodds & Christianne Van Schepdael (1941) and by brothers-in-law Frank Bennet, Joe Van de Bennet and Jack Dodds.
Steve was born in Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Lombeek Brabant, Belgium on November 25, 1934. He immigrated to Canada in 1953 and worked in various parts of Manitoba. In 1960 he purchased land near Belmont, MB and began a life long career of farming. During early years of farming he was quite involved with curling. Steve was a unique welder and handyman & could build almost anything. After retiring from farming, he moved into Belmont & was employed with the R.M. of Strathcona operating Strathcona Memorial Park at Pelican Lake. He loved to entertain & enjoyed music as well as dancing.
A Family Graveside Service will be held on Friday May 7, 2021 at the Glenboro Cemetery with Sharon Hamilton officiating. Friends that so desire, memorial donations may be made in Steve's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 415-1st St. Brandon, MB R7A 2W8 or to a charity of choice. The family would like to thank the staff of the Baldur Transitional Unit & the Killarney Tri-Lake Health Centre as well as homecare staff for the wonderful care Steve received this past year.
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