Sonja Dorothy Steinke
January 29, 1966 – July 11, 2012
It is with great sadness in our hearts that we say goodbye to Sonja, our Daughter, Sister and Aunty after her brave and lengthy fight with cancer. Sonja is survived by her Mother Ingrid Steinke, Sister Marion Paulsen (Rod Hall), Brother Jay Steinke (Laurina Ross), her beloved Nephew Darcy Paulsen, and Niece Tianna Parmar (Rajni Parmar) and very close family friends Joyce Ogren and Gwen Langill.
Sonja will always be remembers for the bright and cheery smile she had for everyone she met even when she was in pain. She had a great love for adventure, sports, the outdoors and her Dog Justice. Sonja was a great cook on the job and for family and friends, always pitching in for family events. In her later years she had joined the Dragon Boat Racers and spent many joyful days paddling with her friends.
The Family would like to thank all of their family friends and neighbours, home care nurses, home support, Joan from Hospice, all the wonderful nurses on 3North, Vanessa, the wonderful people Sonja got to know in Hospital, Dr. Sutherland and especially Dr. Kask for all the wonderful care and support over these last 6 months. A very special heart felt thanks to Joyce Ogren, Gwen Langill, Marge Eccles and Tricia Billy for all the love, care and support you gave to Sonja and our family through this difficult time and many thanks to all the well wishers and visits from friends that Sonja greatly appreciated.
A memorial service will be held in her honour to celebrate the life of someone who was so full of life on July 14, 2012 at 11AM at the Trinity Presbyterian Church 145 Simms Road Campbell River, BC. In lieu of flowers donations to the any Cancer Foundation, Dragon Boat Racers, SPCA or charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.