It is with great sorrow and bittersweet gladness that we announce the peaceful passing of Wallace Brent Steed on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at the age of 76 years.
Wallace, Affectionately know as “Wally” to those who knew him was many things to the people that loved him. A devoted, Caring and loving husband to his wife, Karen. He was an understanding and wonderful father to his children, Krista (Brent), David (Christina) and Ryan. A proud grandfather to Jacob, Tommy (Hailey), Taylor, Drew, Isabelle, Benny, Bronwyn and Joseph; who adored every moment they got to spend with him. He was also a great- grandfather to a new addition, Everett.
Wally was born on July 23, 1946 in Cardston, AB to Orzie and Eula Steed. He was the youngest of eight children. His love of his parents, brothers and sisters was always evident and was an essential part of his life. Wally had fond memories of being an appendage of his older siblings and their adventures all over the province in his youth.
He graduated from the University of Alberta with a degree in dentistry and it was a profession he thrived in and practiced for nearly 50 years.
Wally was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He spent his life in humble and grateful service. His selflessness to always help out those in need will be one of the many enduring legacies of his life.
Wally and Karen created a beautiful home that was always open to friends and family. He welcomed all who stayed at their home, whether short or long term. He loved his raspberry bushes, his well kept lawn, a party, and a chance to visit with everyone.
Wallace loved food and sharing the experience and adventure with others and would do almost anything to obtain the things he wanted. Countless road trips to BC and the United States to secure hundreds of pounds of blueberries, peaches, apricots, tomatoes among others to distribute to friends and family. Ordering Callebaut chocolate for numerous people to continue their Christmas chocolate making tradition. Along with his homemade root beer which took one or two weeks to perfect and was an annual event at the family Christmas parties.
Wallace also loved nature and the weather. He could tell you everything that was happening to the weather in the next five days (either here or around the world) and was a particular expert about the clouds at the head of the lake in Waterton. His love of nature and wildlife was evident in his time spent in Waterton and watching any animal show he could find.
As his family, we are grateful and honored by the outpouring of support and displays of love and admiration for him. He was truly a wonderful, caring and selfless man to so many who were blessed to know him in life.
Please join us in celebrating his life through a memorial service, Saturday, March 11 at 11:00 am to be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (14540 Parkland Blvd SE Calgary, AB)
For those that wish to join the service virtually please follow this link:
Meeting ID: 985 1210 2968
Richard Mccowan says
I am so sorry to learn of his passing. My prayers are with you. Wally was my neighbor for over 2 decades. Our dental offices were across the hall from each other. We visited, shared stories, and consulted together. Wally was truly one of the good guys. Gentle and a gentleman. Kind, generous and always ethical in the care he provided. I was lucky to get to know him. On a lighter note I will always remember his slide when delivering a rock at dental curling. Wally slid on his knees. Never seen anyone else do that. Impossible to copy and I’m pretty sure coaches would teach “don’t do that “ The kicker? He usually won!
Robert Leonhardt says
Dr. Steed was my dentist for about thirty years. It is hard to imagine enjoying a visit to any dentist, but Dr. Steed was always happy, friendly and a pleasure to visit with. I already miss him.
Kevin Mackie says
Whether in his office or running into him on the street Dr. Steed would greet you with genuine good humor and conversation. A true people person and a great dentist. Rest in peace Dr. Steed.
Mike cherwinski says
Dr steed was a great friend and dentist. He made me feel at ease everytime. I could make him laugh and his smile was my day . He called me capt cluck as i was scared of him . Rest in blessed sleep until we meet again .. much love . Mike cherwinski
Susanne Visser says
Dr Steed was my dentist my whole life until his recent retirement and was always kind and reliable. I will remember his jokes and gentleness, which were always appreciated. He will be missed.
Olga,Irwin, Michael, Matthew Vines says
We are very saddened by the news of Dr Steed passing.
He was our Family dentist for over 40 years. His humor and friendliness was very much admired and appreciated.
He always tried to make our visits as comfortable as possible.
Dr Steed will for ever remain our favorite Family dentist.
RIP and thank you Dr Steed.
Charlene Duffin says
I am very sorry for your loss. Dr. Steed was my dentist for a very long time and I very much appreciated his work as well as our conversations.
Patti Runnie says
I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Steed. I first saw him when I was 17 and after 40 plus years, he was my favourite guy! Always a joke, a smile, or my favourite, asking questions when your mouth is wide open and you can’t really answer ! Such a sweet and kind soul, and I will never forget him. Rest in peace Dr. Steed, I will miss you dearly . Thanks for all your kindness, humour and joy. My thoughts go out to your family and friends.
Denise Lastuka says
Tim and I were so sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Steed. I had the pleasure of working with him for 13 years as his Dental Assistant, and he was a kind and gentle man who truly loved his work and his patients. Working with Dr. Steed was the highlight of my dental assisting career, he was a real gem in the dental field. He will be missed but remembered with much fondness. Rest in peace.
Meggie C. says
Dr Steed, you will be missed. We were part of your practice for over 20 years. Your kindness was always shining as well as your smile. Our condolences to your family.
Linda Conradson says
I had been a patient of Dr. Steed for 40 years and always, always enjoyed chatting with him and the exceptional care I received from him and his team. He was a treasure and I cannot imagine how much his family and loved ones will miss him. My deepest condolences to everyone who loved him.
MIke Shaw Rita shaw says
mike and rita shaw’——–we are so sorry to hear about Wally. We’ll really miss our summer visits in Waterton——you’re a dear dear friend from forever to forever. Love to the family!!
Janet Umphrey says
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Steed. He was my dentist since about 1976 when I was a young public health nurse. He was always kind and gentle and full of great conversation. I loved his sense of humour also, I will miss him. My condolences to his dear family and to the staff who worked with him, and everyone else who loved him too. Peace be with him.
Lor Parker says
Dr. Steed was my dentist for over 10 years and one of the nicest people I knew. I will always remember his kindness and sense of humor. My condolences to his family.
Lance & Adline Saunders says
Adline and Lance are saddened by the passing of Dr. Steed. He was our family dentist for over 30 years. He had a keen sense of humour and always took the time to share family stories. You will be missed by your family and so many of your friends and patients .