Mike Steel

A photo of Mike Steel


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Monday December 23, 2019
4:00 p.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Monday December 23, 2019
11:00 - 1:00 and 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Michael Steel, best friend and beloved husband to Lori Steel (Speed), passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Chatham-Kent Hospice on December 20th, 2019 at the young age of 59. Born in Chatham, Michael was the son of Carol (Dave) McVicar and the late Gary Steel. He is predeceased by his brother Rick (Paulette) Steel and much loved by his sisters Kelly (Mike) Delong and Cindy Graves. Mike was a loving step-father to Aaron (Ashley) Armstrong and Michelle (Will) MacNaughton. He was also a very proud Papa to Olivia, Gwen, Everleigh and Maisie.

Mike worked for many years for the Lambton Kent District School Board as a custodian spending the majority of his years caring for Ridgetown Public School and Harwich Raleigh Public School. Mike enjoyed tinkering around the house and helping out whoever or wherever he was needed. He always looked forward to his yearly trips away with his wife Lori and could be found on Sundays enjoying Nascar.

He will be greatly missed by many nieces and nephews as well as many life-long friends.

Visitation will take place at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Monday, December 23rd from 11 a.m.  – 1 p.m. & 2 – 4 p.m. immediately followed by a funeral service at the funeral home. Cremation will follow. 

Donations made in memory of Mike to the Chatham-Kent Hospice in lieu of flowers would be appreciated by the family.


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Sorry to hear this news. I have fond memories from back in the day. Condolences to Lorie & family.💔

Lori: thinjing of you at this most difficult time GOD bless you Joyce and Bill Guerin

Condolences to you Lori and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Treasure the happy memories

Lori - Joe and I are thinking of you as you say goodbye to your best friend. We were so sad to hear of Mike’s passing. May you always have the wonderful memories.

Condolences to you and your family Lori. Thinking about you during this time of grief

My sincere condolences to all the families involved at such a time of loss .Joy Gagne

Lori and family, please accept our deepest sympathy. We are thinking of you all through this difficult time. Jenn and Chris Halinaty

My sincerest condolences Lori. Thinking of you and your family in this most difficult time.

Lori and family , our deepest condolences of the passing of Mike. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. God Bless. Marilena & Enrico Naclerio

So very sorry Lori...sending you hugs and prayers... there are no words to express how deeply sorry I feel for you...

Carol, Dave and family - Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of Mike, our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this very difficult time. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you.

Lori, and family; Words and thoughts can only be spoken with prayers for you and the family after hearing of Mikes passing. May he rest in Peace.

Carol & Dave, Kelly, Cindy and families. A son, brother & uncle . So very sorry for your loss. May you all be filled with peace and comfort during this journey. Marvin & Sandi Turner

We are so sorry to hear Ope passed. Sending thoughts and prayers that you and family will be given strength and peace at this sad time.

Lori , so sorry to here of Mike’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Lori and family, So sorry to hear of Mikes passing. We have been thinking about all of you. I enjoyed working with Mike at HR. He always had us laughing with his witty one liners. Mike is definitely one of the good guys gone way too young .

our condolences go out to Carol and Dave and family in your loss, We pray that God will wrap his arms around you and bring comfort and peace to you all.Our thoughts are with always.

Sorry for your loss lori and family my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time big hugs.

Lori I am so very sorry for your loss. He was too young. My sincere condolences. So sad.

So sorry to hear of Mike's passing, sending love and hugs to all of you at this very sad time. May you find peace and comfort in the memories you made with him over the years.

My deepest sympathies. Mike was one of the good guys!

Lori and family...We are sadden to hear of Mike's passing. We will always remember our fun times at the Blenheim Open. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

R.I.P. OPIE you were A true friend to all. and you will be greatly Missed :( My Condolences to Lori and your family Yours sincerely just another good Friend Terry Holmes

Lori and Family, our deepest sympathy to all of you on Mike's passing...He was one hec of a guy...thoughts and prayers are with all of you...RIP Mike

Lori, So sorry to read of Mikes passing. Our sympathy to you and your family. Lloyd and Sally Thompson

Lori and the Steel family. We are so sad to hear about the loss of Rick. He will be dearly missed You have our Deepest Sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

so sorry about mike i worked with him for many years had alot of good times think about you all at this sad time rip big guy

Lori so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. My condolences to the family. R.I.P. Mike.

Sincere condolences. 🙏

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Gone to young-Rest in Peace Mike-very sad-

Lori & Family ,,Randy and I are saddened by the loss of Mike . We didn't know he was such a follower of NASCAR as we are too...He's probably having a chat with Dale Earnhardt right now. We feel so helpless being 1200 miles away at this time....

Sincere sympathies from us, to Lori and the family , we are thinking of you during this time of sadness , Mike was always a gentleman who thought of others before himself, we will miss him …..

Lori,Carol,Cindy,kelly,and family I am so sorry and heart broken about Mike's passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.Mike was a BIG part of my life for many years ,I will miss him dearly ..

Dear Lorie and Family, Have been praying for you during this difficult time. Losing someone so young is a tremendous loss and our hope is that one day we will be reunited in the place that God has prepared for those who believe in Him. The loss at Christmas seems worse and the memories always return each year after but I try to concentrate on the good memories that were made between husband wife and family. Grieving is a part of life but God sees our tears and cares for us. Love you! Aunt June and Uncle Bob

Sincere sympathies to Lori and the Steel family. Spent our childhood playing many games of tag and hide and seek with Mike . A gentle sole .

Lori I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was a wonderful caring person and will be missed by all of your family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult and sad time.

Dear Carol and Dave, Lori and families, Our deepest condolences on Mike's passing. Our hearts and prayers are with you as you journey through the tremendous loss of a wonderful man who so many called friend. Cherish your beautiful memories as they will be with you forever and always. Sincere regards, Sue & Dale Horvath

Our most sincere sympathies to the whole family. Rest peacefully with the angels Mike. May you all find comfort in your many wonderful memories. Sincerely, Don & Myra Pettit and family.

Prayers for Lori and family. RIP Ope.

so very sorry for your loss.

My sincere condolences on Mike’s passing. We worked together on Blenheim Open. He was a hard worker & a good person.

Lori, Aunt Carol, Dave, Cindy, Kelley and other family members, so sorry for the passing of Mike. We’re sending you a BIG warm loving hug from us to you. ❤️ Joanne and Paul

Lori, my heart felt condolences to you and your family, thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Our condolences to family and friends, taken much too soon.

May your treasured memories bring you some comfort at this difficult time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest sympathy.

Lori we are so sorry to hear of Mikes passing, our sincere condolences to you and your family. Bonnie & Chris

Sincere sympathy to all the family.

Lori & families So very sorry to hear of Mike’s passing . Hoping you find peace in the wonderful memories you have made together over the years together Luv Marg & Jeff

Lori and family So sorry to hear of Mike's passing We have you in our prayers Aunt Pat and Uncle Ron

am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Lori: We are so sorry for your loss. Sorry we will miss the service but sending you hugs and support. May happy memories help you through this difficult time. Love Kim and Fern Caron xo

We are so sorry to hear that we lost a friend - may God bless you and your family as you go through this difficult time Lori and may God keep Mike forever in your hearts and memories Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family