Elizabeth Anne Steeper
Elizabeth grew up in Ottawa with her brother and 3 sisters, daughter of Frances and Col. A.F. Duguid. She came to know the Lord Jesus through her sister Margaret, who also led her to meet the young, handsome pastor, Bill Steeper. Bill and Libby were married in 1950, and over 58 years of marriage were blessed with 6 children and 19 grandchildren. After Bill passed away in 2008, Libby enjoyed the additional joy and privilege of being involved in the lives of 14 great grandchildren.
As a young married couple, Libby and Bill began their ministry with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship in Canada. Soon after, they moved to Honolulu, followed by London, North Bay, Toronto and Markdale Ontario. They opened their home with gracious hospitality, sharing the love of Jesus with all who entered. Libby and Bill had a heart for pastors and their wives, university students, young couples and small group ministry.
Elizabeth was energetic, creative and fun. She loved to minister over the phone and was committed to praying for family and friends. Her ability to encourage and cheer others on in any small or large victory was one of her cherished gifts.
We celebrate as Elizabeth was promoted to Glory on Good Friday, April 19, one week before her 91st birthday. It was a privilege for all 6 of her children to be by her side, surrounding her with love in prayer, song and affection. Though her body was failing, God’s spirit rose up within her, pouring out words of blessing, encouragement and gratitude.
Steeper, Elizabeth Anne
Elizabeth Anne was promoted to glory with her family by her side on Friday April 19th, 2019 at the age of 90.
Predeceased by her husband Rev. William F. Steeper (2008). Much loved mother of Karen West and her husband David of Toronto, Fran Schaffer of Peterborough, Bill Steeper and his wife Debra of Victoria B. C., David Steeper and his wife Christine Holland Landing, Ruth Dubberly and her husband Jim of Florida and Jonathan Steeper and his wife Patricia Honolulu.
Cherished grandmother of Kathryn, Daniel, Jennifer, Jonathan, Lauren, Nathan, Joel, Joshua, Caleb, Micah, Chloe, Phil, Keegan, Janine, Chris, Kalani, Matthew, Rebekah, Benjamin. Great grandmother of Gwenyth, Eddie, Evie, Michael, Joshua, Charlie, Jack, Elisha, Elizabeth, Abigail, Lucia, Marianne , Katerina and Adalaide.
Survived by her sister Margaret Willoughby (late George) of Milton. Predeceased by her brother Adrian Duguid (late Robin), and her sisters Penelope Read (lateThomas) and Isobel Trumpour (late Bogart)
A graveside service will be held at Markdale Cemetery on Friday April 26th at 3:00 p.m.
A celebration of Life service will be held at Whitby Baptist Church, 411 Gilbert St. E. where family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until time of celebration of life service will follow at 2:00 p.m.
In memory of Elizabeth, memorial donations to Anglican Missions Service Committee or Canadian Bible Society.
Messages of condolence and shared memories can be left for the family by visiting barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com