Larry Steckley

Obituary of Larry Jay Steckley

Larry was unexpectedly called home to heaven on Dec 27th at the age of 61, surrounded by the love of his family at Hamilton General Hospital. Proud father of Kailee (Grant) Smith, Kyle (Emma Todd), Kaitlyn (Reece) Sullivan. Cherished soulmate of Linda for 43 years. Loved Poppa to Paisley and Oak. Predeceased by his parents John (2014) and Arlene (2020) Steckley and brother John Jr. (2009). Larry was a devoted family man and he loved being a poppa to his grandchildren. He got a kick that Paisley put him on Santa’s Naughty List and in the bad book this year. He was also counting down the time to put Oak into hockey. On Christmas Eve, he got to play with his grandchildren before becoming ill later that night. Larry loved to fish and hunt with his best friend Darryl Sider and the Moose Hunting Gang. He spent many hours in the tree stand watching nature and waiting for the right shot. In 1996, Larry started LJ Steckley Plumbing and Heating and continued to work until the day before he went into the hospital. He was so grateful for all of his clients and the community that supported him. In his younger years he played for the Fort Erie Jr B’s and is on the Hockey Wall of Fame at the Fort Erie Leisure Plex. There is nothing Larry loved more than his whole family being together and we are so grateful his oldest daughter came home and they celebrated an early Christmas to the fullest. In hindsight, the early Christmas celebration was such a blessing. We know he will be so deeply missed by everyone in the community. The family would like to thank the surgeons and nurses at Hamilton General Hospital who worked around the clock. We know how hard they tried to save him but understand God had other plans. Due to current restrictions, a private family service will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM. For those wishing to watch the service from home, there will be a live stream at 11:00 AM on the Benner Funeral Services Facebook page. Please go to Alternatively, there will be a recording of the service that will be available to watch at your convenience on the Benner website. A private family burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to do a random act of kindness for someone, as Larry’s love language was acts of service. Alternatively, donations can be made to the Bertie Church in Sherkston. Online condolences and memories may be shared at
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