William Peter Steciuk
May 4, 1947 - November 23, 2020
Compassionate, honest, caring, respectful, empathetic and committed – these are qualities of a good doctor. This personified Bill Steciuk, who devotedly cared for his patients, family and friends for almost 50 years.
Surrounded by his loving family, Bill Steciuk passed away peacefully on November 23rd in London. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 49 years, Sharon, and by his children, Fred Steciuk (Sarah), Suzanne Young (Jason) and Maggie Steciuk (Daryl Campbell) and grandchildren Addison, Rex and Foster who affectionally called him Papa.
Dr. Bill was well known by family and friends for his kindness, generosity and humour. His life story ingrained these traits in him…
The son of immigrants, Bill did not learn English until he started grade school but certainly learned his core values while growing up in a Ukrainian speaking community within Toronto.
While at the University of Western Ontario, he met the love of his life, Sharon. In 1976, they moved to Exeter where Dr. Bill served as a family doctor to the community and surrounding area until his final months. Bill had great respect for his patients and his warmth, empathy, and caring nature were certainly on display throughout his career. Bill made regular ‘house call’ visits in the community, delivered hundreds of babies in the Exeter hospital, and in 2004, after retiring from his large practice, he continued serving his patients in the local nursing home until very recently. In fact, early on, he would bring his favorite yellow Labrador, Sam, to do nursing home rounds with him. Bill would smile and say “patients seem to enjoy the dog more than me!”
Bill was at his happiest when spending time with his family and friends. He always said how lucky he felt to have all of his children living close by and how extremely proud of them he was. Our family has built a lifetime of great memories with many dinners and get togethers, golf outings at the London Hunt, and enjoying the winter months at the Devils Glen Ski Club for many joyous years.
Loved and revered by his extended family and the many dear friends that he gathered throughout his lifetime, his loss is shared by many. A celebration of Bill’s life will take place for friends and family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, you might consider a donation to the London Regional Cancer Program (519-685-8409) which was very important to Bill during his battle with cancer.
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We were so saddened to learn of the loss of Dr. Bill. He was our family Dr. for many years in Exeter and got us through some tough times with his caring and gentle ways. Sharon and family, please accept our condolences as you grieve the loss of your beloved husband, Dad and Papa.
The London & Regional Cancer Program is truly a wonderful cause JON
Thinking of all of you, and cherishing fond memories of times shared. Fondly, Ron and Lori Lebel
Our condolences to your family from colleagues & friends from South Huron Hospital, Exeter & area!
Sharon Fred, Suzanne, Maggie and families My deepest sympathy re the death of Bill - husband, father and grandpa. You will miss Him !! I think of him/you as a neighbour and friend - he was good for the community. Jim Chapman
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time, Sharon and family. You guys have many wonderful memories to draw upon that will help get you through. Bill was such a wonderful human being and will certainly be missed but never forgotten.
Sharon Fred Suzanne Maggie and families So sadden to hear about Bill. He was such a great doctor and friend over the years to our family. Also he took care of my mom at the villa and mom always liked his visits. You have our Deepest Sympathy John and Linda Wuerth
Sharon, Fred,Suzanne, Maggie and families, Our deepest sympathy to you all. Bill was a great Doctor, friend and fishing partner for over 40years. Ken and Linda Genttner
Sharon and family. Brian and myself were so sad to hear if Bill’s passing. We have so many fond memories of your time in Exeter. Please know our thoughts are with you at this very hard time.
Sharon, Fred, Sue, Maggie and all of the Steciuk clan, We were fortunate to have gotten to know Bill and all of you well over the past many years and know what he meant to you and your families and friends. We can only imagine the pain you’re feeling. Just want you to know that we are thinking about all of you during this time.
My condolences to the Steciuk family following the passing of an outstanding individual .
Dear Sharon,Maggie, Fred, Suzanne and families. It is with very heavy hearts that we read of Bill’s passing in the notice from the Glen today. We will cherish the memories of our times spent with Bill and all of you. Our thoughts are with you. Catherine and Garry.
Sharon, Fred, Suzanne, Maggie and families. George and I will cherish the many memories we have of Bill as our doctor and friend. Sending our deepest condolences George and Elaine
I will always remember Dr. Steciuk with the twinkle in his eye, warm smile and the way he always called me Miss Geoffrey. Thinking of you all during this sad time. His loss will be felt by many.
Sharon and families, So sad to hear of Dr. Bills passing . Always remembered as a great family doctor and a good friend of many fishing trips. My thoughts and prayers in the days to come Doug Turkheim
Sending my 'Deepest Sympathy' Sharon and family.......Sincerely, Anmarie (Kraft) Hoffman
Sharon, Fred, Suzanne and Maggie and families, our heartfelt condolences to you all. Dr.Bill was a wonderful,kind, humble man. He was very caring. We remember what good times we had at ringette tournaments. Cherish your precious memories and hold them close to your heart. Hugs and prayers, George and Sue Wilson and family
Sharon, Maggie, Suzanne, Fred and families, Our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Bill was a wonderful person, who we were honoured to call a friend. He will be missed Jeremy and Jane Brown
Bill was a great Doctor, neighbour and friend. Our love and prayers go out you Sharon, Fred, Suzanne, Maggie and families. Bill will be missed by all who knew him. He was truly a great Man.
Dear Sharon, Fred, Suzanne, Maggie and families, It is with very saddened hearts that we offer our sympathies at this time. Truly, Bill was a gracious host (along with you Sharon) who demonstrated his hospitality to all. He was a dedicated family man and physician and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with you all. Sincerely Deb and Steve Jones
(Donated to London Regional Cancer Program)
Bill was a special friend for 50 years. We will miss his sense of humour and joie de vivre.
(Donated to London Regional Cancer Program)
In memory of a great guy
Our condolences to the family.
Memory of Bill Stecuik
Carl and I send our warmest condolences to all of the Steciuk family.
Parkview staff sends their condolences to Suzanne and her family.
(Donated to London Regional Cancer Program)
Bill will be missed by many. A caring, empathetic nature made people comfortable at first meeting.
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Dr Bill. He was a such a great Doc and a great sense of humour in Emergency . We both started at almost the same time at SHHA. Many fond memories of working alongside him. My thoughts and prayers are with Sharon and all of your family. He will be remembered as one of the great ones . Doris Wragg
In Memory of a great Colleague.
In the memory of a wonderful man and friend Bill Steciuk He will be greatly missed. Chris Dudley
Fred and family Very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I know how much he will be missed.
(Donated to London Regional Cancer Program)
in memory of Bill Steciuk
In memory of Bill Steciuk
In Memory of Dr. Bill Steciuk
Please accept this donation on behalf of this wonderful, caring man, Bill Steciuk.
So sad to see this as we have such good memories of Bill and his caring ways, concerns and friendly smile. Our sincere condences to you Sharon and all of your family. Ann Baynham and family
Bill Steciuk was the epitome of kindness. His gentle and caring ways gave help and comfort to so many who will be forever grateful he had a role in their lives, as a doctor or as a trusted friend and acquaintance. With deepest gratitude in our hearts, we will remember Bill and be thankful for all he did for us, and for others. May you rest in peace, and peace be with your loving wife Sharon and your family. Our thoughts, and our hearts, are with them now. Thanks for the memories. Angela & Kim McLean and our family, and our sister Darlynne in Exeter Villa
To the Steciuk family. My sincere condolences on the loss of a great man. I had so hoped he would beat this again and enjoy more years skiing, golfing and spending time with family. I have known Dr. Steciuk for just over 29 years through Exeter Villa. He loved his work, his residents and his family. He treated each resident like the individual they are. He found something unique about each one of them and would talk to them about it or tease them about each time he saw them. His rounds with Sam and Max always made us smile (and we were just as happy to see him as the dogs). The purses that Sharon sent for a particular resident were very much appreciated. He loved sharing stories and pictures about his children and grandchildren. He was very proud of all of you. I will the jokes he shared with me during his visits. I will miss him. Take care, Trudy Hodgins RN at Exeter Villa
I am saddened to hear of Bills passing. It was a privilege to have worked with him at the Villa and I know he will be dearly missed by all. Deepest condolences to the family.
Sharon, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and your family Wayne, Randy, Kevin Oke
Dear Fred, My sincere sympathies to you and your entire family. Your dad was a kind, caring, and compassionate doctor who truly listened to his patients. He cared for both my parents and many of my siblings, and we were all so grateful he was our family physician. I hope you can find some comfort in all the wonderful memories and tributes people are sharing. What a wonderful man to call your dad. Jackie Westelaken
Dear Sharon, Fred, Suzanne, Maggie and families, We were saddened to hear about Bill. He was such a wonderful man and I was fortunate to have worked alongside him. We had the utmost respect for him as a doctor, colleague and friend. We share in your loss and our thoughts are with you. Dave and Nora Hodder
Our thoughts and hugs go out to the entire family. I wouldn't know where to start with all the great memories I have from skiing to hockey events, to family vacations. An amazing man, who will truly be missed, but always remembered. Matt Godbolt & Family
Condolences and sympathy to Sharon and family on the loss of a great husband dad and papa. I remember when both of us started working at SHH almost the same day and was happy to work with him for a number of years. A caring doctor and friend to many. He will be missed. So happy to have known him and have many memories of working with him.
My deepest condolences to Sharon and family. Bill was warm, friendly and caring. I will miss our talks and the twinkle in his eye. Wishing you peace and love at this trying time. Nancy
Sharon & Family We were saddened to hear of Bill's passing and trust that all the great memories who have made through the years will help you through this most difficult time. We always enjoyed Bill's quiet demeanor whenever we were in his company and can only imagine the tender care he would have provided to his patients. With sincere sympathy. John & Sharon McNeilly
Dear Sharon and family, My sincere condolences to all of you on the loss of “Dr. Steciuk”. I was so very saddened to read of his passing this week. I truly was shocked. I was definitely very fortunate to be his patient for many years as a child and into my early married life before he retired. I got to experience his caring and generous nature at every appointment and I very much missed him once he retired. I hope that you know the impact that Dr. Steciuk had on so many people and also our community. May you find peace and comfort at this very sad time. Thinking of all of you, Kathy (Hendrick) Thiel PS - Sharon, I have such fun memories of painting at your home in Exeter with John Hayter. We usually did those jobs while Dr. Bill was away.
Sharon and family - Our sincere sympathy in the passing of Dr. Bill - He was our family doctor until he retired from his practice in Exeter, also cared for my mother so well even after she went into Exeter Villa. He was always a kind,caring person and will be missed greatly. Helen and Jim Weston
Deepest sympathy to all the family. Dr. Steciuk was my personal Dr.and someone I worked in SHH with until he retired. Very dedicated and compassionate Dr.. They do not make family doc like this any more. He made rounds with his dog was was patiently waiting for Bill to finish rounds. Rest In Peace. Darlene Porter
Sharon We were so very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Sending you and your family our most heartfelt sympathies during this most difficult time. Greg and Kathy Hodgins
Dear Sharon and family We are sorry to see that Bill's journey has ended. Your family was close neighbors for a few years. One time I needed Bill's advice and he was so caring he wanted to take us to the hospital and put a couple stitches in a cut,. Over forty years ago and I still remember his kindness. Thinking of you All at this sad and difficult time. R.I.P. Bill Don and Edith Lewis and family
To Sharon and the entire Steciuk family we extend our heartfelt sympathy. Bill was our family doctor for many years and we are eternally grateful for his service. He saved Tom's life a couple of times when he had dangerous reactions to allergy shots and also instigated a vigorous plan of attack to lead to a diagnosis of cancer in 1993 which also led to a complete recovery. His dedication to his family practice will always be cherished.
Sharon, Fred, Suzanne and Maggie We we so saddened to hear of Bill's passing. We have many fond memories of all of you, and the laughs shared when on adventures together. Holding you close in our thoughts and hearts. Love being sent from Mooretown, Ron and Lori Lebel
My deepest sympathies to Sharon , Fred, Suzanne, Maggie & Families. I have very fond memories of the time I spent with you all. Mr. Steciuk had a very kind heart , always there for a smile and a good laugh. Sending you strength and healing during this difficult time . Giselle (Gigi)
Dear Sharon and Family, I was so sorry to hear about the loss off Bill. He was a wonderful doctor to our family in Exeter and we missed him when you moved. This certainly has been a tough year for so many people. Our family sends hearfelt sympathies he will certainly be missed and loved by everyone he cared for Joyce Eveland and Family.
CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO SHARON FOR THE LOSS OF BILL FROM BETTY BLUE OF EXETER ONTARIO .
Sharon and Family, Saddened to hear of the passing of Bill. What a great guy! Thinking of everyone during this difficult time. Scott, Lynda, Luke & Heath Bogart
Sharon and family: Jean and I send our sincere condolences. Jean worked with Bill for many years when she was with the health unit and he was my doctor for over 30 years. He always had time for a chat and he was always extremely thorough. I had the opportunity to teach all of the kids and it was certainly a pleasure to know and interact with the whole family. All the best and take good care of each other. Terry and Jean O’Rourke
Sharon, Fred, Suzanne, Maggie & families: Our sincere condolences to everyone on the loss of Dr. Bill. He was a cherished family doctor and friend for many years. Hold all of your many treasured memories close to your hearts as we will too. The Bandit fishing trips will never be the same. Hugs to all! Dan & Julie Turkheim & Family
Dear Sharon and family, Our sympathies are with you on your painful loss of Bill. May he rest in peace. Paul & Beth Anstett & Family
Sharron and family So sorry to hear about Bill. He was such a great person and doctor. He took such great care of my family through the years abd my mother at the Villa. He will be greatly missed. He always had such a dry sense of humour and a great smile and laugh. Cherish your memories. You have our Deepest Sympathy
On behalf of the South Huron Hospital Association please accept our deepest condolences. Dr. Steciuk was known to everyone here as an excellent doctor and colleague. To the community, where he spent so much time, he was known as Dr. Bill and was a trusted, sympathetic ear who could make his patients feel better just by his presence. He will be missed. Karen L Brown Board Chair, SHHA
Hello Sharon; So sorry to hear about Bill's passing. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. Bev and John Makins
Dear Sharon and Family We were so sorry and saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Bill was a great guy and will be remembered and missed by many. Our sympathies Ken and Kim Pinder
Dear Sharon and family, I am saddened to here about Bill’s passing. He was truly one of a kind. He was so compassionate and gentle hearted towards others both on and off the job. May the many beautiful memories help you through the days ahead. Thinking of you all. Vanessa Laye
So saddened to hear of Bill's passing. Our condolences go out to Sharon and family. We always enjoyed our conversations with him at many an Exeter party. He will be missed.
So sad to lose Bill so young. Many wonderful memories of Bill from the Glen
Our sympathy to Sharon, Fred, Suzanne and Maggie and their families . We met Bill and Sharon over 40 years ago and have many happy memories and fishing stories. we will miss him Mike and Beatie Rau
Bill was a clever man with a great sense of humour. We always enjoyed our visits with Bill as he always took the time to have a good chat. Bill's love for his family was clear to see. Sending our condolences to Sharon, Maggie, Suzanne, Fred and families. Nancy & Peter Ozaruk and family
Great doctor and a great man. There should be more people like Dr. Bill. RIP.
Sharon and Family, We were sorry to hear about Bill. Please accept our condolences. Tom & Catherine
Sharon and family. So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He took care of our family for a number of years in Exeter and I enjoyed our chance encounters when we crossed paths at the Villa over the past couple of years. Mom sends her sincere condolences, as do I. He will be missed. Tom Raymond
I was so sorry to read this. My condolences to the family. Dr. Bill was one of a kind, we'll never find another like him. Rest in Peace. Karen Johns
Bill was so much fun to be around and always positive. He played a big Role in the Pryde family and will be dearly missed by all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with you Sharron and the entire family
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