web_palencar_steveJanuary 25, 1929-April 13, 2014

Peacefully, at home in his favourite chair at 85 years of age. Beloved husband of 63 years to Julia (nee Bena). Loving father of the late Steve (2001), Jean & husband Steve Fancsy and the late Theresa (2007) survived by her husband John Courtney. Cherished Dzedo of Chris, Tom, Laura & Jon Artale, Dave, Stephanie & Derek Oates and Jessica. Treasured great-Dzedo of Declan, Sully and Courtney Oates. Dear brother of the late Imre, and the late Elizabeth and survived by Tomas of Slovakia. Will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews in Canada and Slovakia. Steve was the proud owner of Castle Beef for 50 years. He will be greatly missed by his coworkers, especially his dear friend Elaine Trimmer. If you so desire, donations to the Canadian Lung Association or the Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service Thursday 10am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841. Interment at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at


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