Born In: Scott's Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born: August 5th, 1921
Passed on: March 16th, 2013
Well Known Valley Business Man Passes Away
STEELE, Hubert Osborne – 91, of Port Williams, passed away March 16, 2013 at Mountain Lea Lodge, Bridgetown. Born Aug. 5, 1921 in Scott’s Bay, Kings Co., he was the only child of Wallace and Dora (Rockwell) Steele. His early school years were spent in Falmouth, Mass. where he spent many happy days on the beaches of Cape Cod. The family returned to NS in 1932 and in the 1940’s he and his father Wallace did carpentry work throughout the Annapolis Valley. In April of 1943 Hubert married Elsie Crocker and they settled in Port Williams where he lived for 69 years. He was an adherent of the Port Williams United Baptist Church. Together Hubert & Elsie founded H. O. Steele Construction Ltd, & became a large employer in the Valley leaving a legacy of fine homes and commercial buildings. After retirement in 1973, they traveled extensively and spent several winters in Florida. He was self-taught, multi-talented and knowledgeable in many areas. He was well known for his passion for fancy cars, big trucks, fast snowmobiles and 4 wheelers. Out in the camps and back roads of Trout Lake hunting and fishing was a favorite past time in years gone by but nothing could match fresh lobster and great friends from "The Bay." He had been known to try his hand at golf, curling, darts and bowling for leisure. He loved to snowplow, cheer for the Montreal Canadians and play crokinole. He was fiercely proud of his family especially his son and daughter who both lived close by. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, & great-grandfather. Hubert was predeceased by his wife Elsie in 2011, and his daughter-in-law Joan Steele in 2012. He is survived by one daughter, Elaine (Lewis) Turner, and one son Garth, both of Port Williams; grandchildren Kimberley (Roy) Beckett, Crystal (Peter) Tracy, Richard (Elizabeth) Turner, Angela (Bruce) McDowell, Darren (Heather Kinsman) Steele & Ashley (Ryan Gaudet) Steele; great grand-children Samuel (Malorie Boyle) Beckett, Joshua & Elizabeth Beckett, Michaela & Simon Tracy, & Addison & Lydia McDowell. No visitation by request. A memorial service with a reception followed, Thurs. March 21, 2013, at 2pm from the Port Williams United Baptist Church, Rev. David Ogilvie officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, The Canadian Cancer Society or charity of ones choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Lindsay Funeral Home, 568 Main Street, Wolfville. On-line guestbook may be signed by visiting www.serenitylindsayfuneralhome.ca or by mailing to P.O. Box 355, Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 3X1. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, The Canadian Cancer Society or charity of ones choice.