Muriel  Steed

Muriel Lucille Steed (Hazlewood )

Sunday, June 29th, 1919 - Friday, October 30th, 2020
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Muriel Steed (1919-2020)

It is with sadness and joy that we share with you the passing of Muriel Steed, the matriarch and rock on which this family stands. At the age of 101, Mother has seen a century of change and guided her family through it with love, compassion, and faith. The eldest child of Barbara (Shouldice) and Rev. Tom Hazlewood, she grew up in manses throughout southern Ontario. After graduation from Victoria College (BA. University of Toronto, '42), she married her college sweetheart, Arthur, her partner of 65 years, who was soon ordained into the United Church of Canada. Mother and Dad were a team as they tended to the spiritual needs of communities in Humber Valley and Fonthill. The household was always busy with four children and a slew of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Mother was the go-to person, be it for bruised egos, broken hearts, or cuts and bruises. Through thick and thin, good times and bad, she was the one who we could always count on. Living through the Great Depression, World War II and many tragedies, she inspired us with her optimism. In her early 90's, she wrote a book about her life titled "A Happy Life". She was predeceased by Arthur (2007), and by daughter Elaine (2009). She leaves behind brother John (Hazlewood), sons Art (Janie), and David (Katie), and daughter Barbara, as well as grand children Kerri (Mike), Adam (Melissa), Julia (Kieran), Tanis (Michael), and great grand children Katherine, Larkin, Jackson, Atticus, Bennett, and Declan.

The memory of this kind, caring, smiling, loving woman of faith will be with us forever. Visitation will take place on Saturday, November 7th from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm at the Fonthill United Church, 42 Church Hill, Fonthill. Please phone the Fonthill United Church at 905-892-6433 for service information. To attend the Celebration of Life virtually, please follow the link at

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Fonthill United Church or the Diabetes Foundation of Canada. Online condolences may be shared at
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Dawne and Peter-Paul Du Vernet

Posted at 08:17pm
We have such fond memories of Mrs. Steed. She was a gem! The world isn’t blessed with many people like Rev. and Mrs. Steed . Peter-Paul enjoyed the treats that Mrs. Steed offered during his piano lesson. .. music and munchies. The history that our families share is special . We are thinking of you. God bless. Dawne & Peter-Paul Du Vernet

Glenda Butera

Posted at 09:59pm
My deepest condolences go out to the family of this amazing lady . I met Muriel working in cosmetics at SDM and got to talk to her on senior days at the store . Muriel would wait at my counter if she seen I was busy with someone else . We would chat and I would love her outfits and she was always so put together clothes and jewelry. As the years went by she no longer was driving so when she had her friend drive her to the store made my day . I got to know and love this soft spoken lady I will never forget her sweet smile and she was one. Lady lady . Rest In Peace Dear Muriel. Glenda Butera 🙏🙏

Cheryl Drake

Posted at 12:07pm
I knew Muriel through my position as administrator at Humber Valley United Church. She was always kind and concerned for others. As a side note I was baptized by Arthur Steed. I also knew a John Hazelwood at Carman United Church when I was very young.

My sincere condolences to all her family. May you find comfort in knowing others care.
Cheryl Drake

Dale Gunia-Steele

Posted at 08:58am
Bob and I send our heartfelt condolences on Muriels passing. She was that rare blend of strength wrapped in sweetness and everyone she met just felt better after speaking with her. And that smile...always that big beautiful smile. She will be missed. Thinking of you all at this time and sending love.
Bob and Dale Steele

Shannon Busch

Posted at 07:55pm
Beautiful woman. It was a pleasure to do her hair a few times at the little salon within Lookout Ridge ( 10 years ago). She was always kind, happy, and vibrant. Such a joy to talk to. She wore Red Door perfume. She said it was her husband's favourite. Rest Easy, Muriel.
Love Shannon

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