1936 ~ VANDENBROEK ~ 2013

Posted: April 3rd, 2013

Steven Vandenbroek was born on November 8th, 1936 and passed away on Saturday, March 30th, 2013 in the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital with his family at his side. Steven was born in Holland and immigrated with his family to Canada in 1950. He worked at numerous places, the last being for the Provincial Government. Steven married the love of his life, Carol, in 1962. Steve and Carol travelled for a number of years, but in the latter years just enjoyed life in Medicine Hat. They had two children, Darrell (Darla) Vandenbroek and Kathy (Garry) LaFrentz; seven grandchildren, Jesse, Chris, Sharlyn and Keara Vandenbroek, Karla (Derek) Forrester, Kellie and Justin LaFrentz. Steven is also survived by three brothers and six sisters, Ed (Janny) Vandenbroek, John (Gerda) Vandenbroek, Herman (Terry) Vandenbroek, Jean (Sam) Van Wierengen, Gerda (Bill) Van Esveld, Bette (Harry) Kuntz, Anne (John) Dousett, Rose (Roy) Johnson, and Chris Heerschap; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends. Steven was predeceased by his mother and father; his mother and father-in-law; and two brothers-in-law, Joe and Richard Tuchscherer. Vigil Rites (prayers) will be said at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 1451 Strachan Road SE, on Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. with Father Philip Le, celebrant. Interment will follow in the Roman Catholic Section at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Steven’s memory may be made to the Margery E. Yuill Cancer Centre, 666 – 5th Street SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4H6, or to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, #124, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or www.gonebutnotforgotten.ca or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Steven Vandenbroek. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Wednesday around 12:35 p.m. on 93.7 Praise FM. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. CHIK FAMILY says:

    We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you and your family.
    Chik’s Family

  2. bette and family says:

    Karen ,Tasos and Harry and i would like you to know how sorry we are for losing your dear husband of fifty years.
    Hope to see you tomorrow Bette,Harry

  3. Tom & Barbara Steele says:

    Carol: it is with extreme sorrow that we have heard of Steve’s passing. We want you to know that you and your family are in our prayers. You have been great friends to my mom and dad and we appreciate so much what you have done for them and more recently for mom when she was living at Park Meadows. Take care and love from us, Tom and Barb

  4. dawn says:

    Our most sincere condolences for your loss. In this most difficult time may you find strength in the loving arms of the Almighty God (Isaiah41:10).
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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