Edward Frederick Steinke

October 18, 1932-November 19, 2017

Passed away peacefully at the Almonte General Hospital, Sunday, November 19, 2017.  Ed Steinke of Arnprior at the age of 85.  Beloved husband of 58 years of Gwendolyn (nee Mintz).  Much loved father of Gregory (Debbie), Kevin, Fred and Laura (James).  Ed will be missed by his 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  Dear brother of Joyce Headrick (Stan) and Estella Boese (late Melvin).  Predeceased by infant daughter Connie, granddaughter Jennifer and sister Julia Potter (late Ken). Ed will be remembered fondly by his many nieces and nephews, in-laws and also by the Mintz family and extended family. Ed was born in Charteris, Quebec to his late parents Edward and Ida (nee Yach) Steinke. The family later moved to 5028 Upper Dwyer Hill Road in Arnprior in October 1938.  Ed was a life-long farmer and a jack-of-all-trades.  He enjoyed woodworking and making furniture for his family as well as for his church.  He loved country music and played the guitar, violin, and fiddle with passion.  His kind gentle spirit will be missed by his family and friends and all that knew him.  Arrangements by the Boyce Funeral Home Ltd., 138 Daniel Street N., Arnprior.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 21, 2017, from 6-9:30 p.m. Funeral Service will be conducted Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at  St. John’s  Evangelical Lutheran Church in Arnprior at 11:00 a.m.  Interment White Lake Community Cemetery.  In memorial donations to St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Arnprior or Almonte Country Haven would be appreciated.