CALEY ELIZABETH STEELE
May 6, 1988 - May 18, 2021
It is with heavy hearts we announce my baby girl Caley passed away on May 18th, 2021, at our home in lac du Bonnet. at the young age of 33 years.
Caley is survived by her loving parents Evelyn & Alexander Steele; three sisters, Wanda Lemkay Draper (Cam), Mila Lemkay, and Krista Kielbusiewicz (Dominik); nieces, Dakkota and Kennedy Draper; as well as nephews, Matthew Draper, and Kendrick Lemkay.
Caley was predeceased by her niece Mckenzie Draper; cousin Lynn Miller; grandparents, James and Catherine Steele, as well as Elizabeth and Jake Friesen; her dear aunties Catherine Miller, Irene Carriere; and uncles Ken Miller and Julian Carriere.
Caley was born in St Boniface hospital with club feet and went through many operations; she was told she could never play sports. Despite this, she played soccer, one of her passions with the St. Norbert Raiders; she and her mates won countless silver and gold medals. But her feet started to hurt, and the coach put her in as a goalie which she was a natural at, she shone like a diamond in goal, I never missed not one practice nor game for many years.
that first year a s goalie St. Norbert not only won the gold medal for the summer, but gold in children hospital foundation, and for the first time she played in winter indoor soccer. She guarded that net like a lioness, you entered her crease she would knock you silly and of course we got red flagged but it did not matter, for with Caley in goal we had a secret, she never kicked the ball down the pitch she threw it like a football, almost to the other end! Our forwards would head up field and the other team did not even know the ball was gone. The soccer association sent us up to the A division, for we won every game. It came down to the last game with Gateway Soccer Club, penalty shots and Caley would come out of the crease and strip the ball away we won the gold medal, she was so proud. These memories I am sure her soccer friends remember with great joy.
I had to work evenings so I looked after Caley for 5 years, and every day at nap time I would read her favourite story, Trip Tumble Bear. Years later when she was in her thirties, she found that book and surprized me with it, that was Caley always caring about other people, always going that extra wee step. While in saskatoon at a treatment centre she and the first nations lady made her daddy a star blanket, hours upon hours of sewing are on my wall will never come down.
Caley loved to fish with her family she never shied away from putting a worm or minnow on the hook, whether fishing here at lac du Bonnet or 20 miles up the river on Big Island with a mama bear sharing the island! But her biggest joy in life was music and dancing with her friends, she could light up a room with her smile she was loved by so much by so many she was truly blessed.
She loved to travel always on the go, she started her own business in Vancouver: Start Fresh Cleaning Company.
She was one of gods angels on earth, the tears are flowing, my heart is gone.
I LOVE YOU CALEY, YOUR DADDY LOVES YOU SO MUCH, WE WILL MEET AGAIN MY LOVE AND I CAN WATCH YOU DANCE TO BILLIE JEAN.
REST IN PEACE, YOUR FATHER.
FROM YOUR MOTHER: This is the hardest thing I have ever done; Caley was my last baby, Caley and I were like peas and carrots we were so close the first thing in the morning Caley would have the cards out to play crazy eights, she had the cutest little face and was always kissing me, she had a way to make me smile even when I did not want to.
She went to St. Norbert immersion and was top in her woodwork class, she made me a lovely wooden clock that said, “WHATZZ UP” on the face. Every time we would see each other we would yell, “WHATZZ UP!”.
I loved to watch her play soccer she had such an attitude, such a desire to win for her teammates.
She would always be there to help you, she could fix anything just give her you tube and some tools!
She loved the way I cooked and always phoned me for recipes, when she came home the last time, she wanted me to make her a birthday dinner. One of her favourite dinners was kielke and cream gravy and cheesecake. It will be hard to make this again, but all my daughter’s and their husbands will insist I keep making it again for them.
My phone is a lot quieter now without you calling, it is so heart breaking not to hear your voice,, I will forever love my baby for all the good she brought to my life.
My beautiful blonde angel
LOVE YOU CALEY
YOUR MOMMY X0XOXOXO
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