67 years ago Nadine Steele was born in the same hospital in Nelson as her mother 21 years prior. Her years were filled with love, adventure and challenge. She started growing up in Salmo, and then did most of her schooling in Rossland. She earned her Bachelor degree at SFU and her Master’s of Education at UBC with her partner, Rocky Korchinski’s support. She worked for over 40 years in education in several Kootenay districts and finally in Surrey.
Nadine always felt her most important accomplishment was being a mom to two amazing daughters, Dr. Megan Korchinski (Dan Logan) living in Minnesota and Adrienne Korchinski (Atlas and Maximus) living in Langley.
When Nadine lived in Nelson with the Piver family from 2000 to 2008, she used her organizational skills to corral medical professionals to join her to write and produce 3 adult comedy shows to raise money for the Nelson Hospital foundation. We believe she was hard pressed to decide if she should try her hand at Broadway.
Her retirement job in the Middle East enriched her life in a multitude of ways. And next, she joined her daughter, Adrienne, at the coast, finally settling in Langley.
Nadine is survived by her two daughter, her mother, Joan Steele, sister Cathy Fulcher (Peter), and Linda Prough (Alan), five nieces and one nephew.
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My condolences to the whole family on the passing of Nadine. It’s not at all easy to lose a loved one. May the knowledge of her being at peace ease your heartache. Love & blessings ❤️
I was so very sad and sorry to hear of Nadine's passing. I worked with Nadine in Student Services in Cranbrook, and learned so much from her. She was a dedicated and very talented teacher. She had a great sense of humour and we had a lot of fun on the job! I loved to hear about her daughters - she was so proud of both. My heart goes out to Nadine's family. I hope all the good memories will help ease the loss. With sincere sympathy, Barb Heathfield
I am so sorry for your loss. Nadine was a sweetheart and inspiration.
Nadine was a remarkable woman, creative, dynamic, energetic- both physically and socially, showing empathy, living by her principles, and having a wicked sense of humour. She certainly enriched the lives of those who knew her. I am so grateful that she came into my life.