David Steingart

Obituary of David Steingart

David Allen Steingart February 12, 1953 to December 23, 2020. It is with a broken heart we announce the peaceful passing surrounded by love in the comfort of his home after a long, courageous battle with multiple myeloma cancer. Dave was 67 years young and retired from General Motors in 2007. He leaves behind his wife of 46 years, Shelley, and their son Jesse as well as his sisters Liz Steingart, and Cathy (Steve) Fox, sisters- in-law Judy Bridgman, Joy (Wally) Mack, and Varrie Legacy as well as his many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his many relatives and numerous friends both here and in Florida where he enjoyed his winters for 9 years. Predeceased by his mother Mary (2019), father Helmut (Chip 2013) and his brother Peter (2019). My husband, my friend and the love of my life. Courageous, caring, dedicated, determined and perhaps a bit stubborn with a very strong will to live is how I would describe Dave. Dave and I met in 1972 and we were married in June of 1974.We were blessed with the birth of our son Jesse in 1981. He worked for General Motors from August of 1976 until December of 2007. We purchased our winter home in Punta Gorda, Florida in 2008 following in the footsteps of his parents. We enjoyed our winters until May of 2017 when Dave was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow in June. Dave fought a valiant fight with so many complications and yet refused to give in to this terrible disease for 3 years and eight months. Dr. Zuliani and his staff who were always there for us, thank you. We had two incredible care teams at both The Walker Cancer Center and at the Juravinski Cancer Center in Hamilton. Dr. Qawi of the Walker Center was determined to keep Dave on his feet and fighting until the very end. She made things possible that seemed impossible. She gave us the strength and hope to keep fighting. We gratefully thank you. Emily and Kate, were invaluable to our wellbeing and which we appreciated more than words can say. I would be remiss not to mention the Walker Center chemo angels who made this journey seem bearable. Their compassion and care always made even the toughest days a little brighter. We felt blessed to have them as part of our care team. Dave appreciated you all. Dr. Kouroukis and Terri-Lynn from Juravinski both went all the way for us. We couldn’t have made it this far without them. Dr. Kouroukis you made Dave’s wish come true and because of him Dave was able to see our southern friends one more time. They all meant so much to him. Dave loved Florida and especially the days spent on the beach. Dr. Scher who came for home visits during the last few months, was a blessing to have and we thank you. Nurse Alex who has come to our home for the past three and half years was a huge part of Dave’s care as was nurse Pat for her many home visits. We appreciated the care they provided. Dave was grateful to his sisters Liz and Cathy for their visits. My sisters Judy, Joy and Wally whose love and support were invaluable and some days we couldn’t have done it without you. Robin, Dave loved you for the good friend that you were to him for so many years. Dave’s cousins Maria & Paul Steingart for their compassion, love and visits that meant so much to Dave he greatly appreciated. Wendy who was always available when we needed her was a good friend to Dave. To our Crystal Beach friends and neighbours from Shorebreeze where we have lived since 2011, enough can’t be said about your love, prayers, care, compassion and the help that you have given to us. It made us stronger and feel so very blessed. To all of our amazing family and friends both here and in Florida, thank you for all of your cards, e-mails, kind words and prayers. They gave us strength and made us smile. Rest in peace my dear Dave. You are forever in my heart. Cremation has taken place and with respect to the current Covid restrictions, a memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations to the Walker Family Cancer Centre, in his memory will be gratefully appreciated.
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