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Ralph "Joe" Curtis Steeves


Ralph "Joe" Curtis Steeves
Ralph "Joe" Curtis Steeves
Ralph "Joe" Curtis Steeves, 84, of Forest Dale Home and formerly of Hillsborough passed away peacefully on October 3rd, 2020 at the home with his family by his side.  Joe was born in Lower Coverdale on May 16,1936 the son of the late Curtis and Olive (McLong) Steeves.
Joe worked at CNR until his retirement.  He was an avid outdoorsman, a true Albert County man.  He was a member of the Albert County Trail Blazers Association and Albert County Hunters Association. He loved cross country skiing and walking in the woods.   He spent a lot of time on the water as well, he had a pleasure boat and was a member of the Cocagne Marina Club.  He was very fond of dogs and always had a dog by his side when he was able.  He was a man of few words but he had a heart of gold and his big hands were always there to lift you up or help if you needed anything.  He is now at peace with nature and with God.
He will be missed by his children, Gwen McCarthy (Tim) of Fredericton and Terry Steeves of Riverview; his grandchildren, Curtis and Meg McCarthy and by his great grandson, Issa McCarthy; sister, Dorothy Doucet of Oakville, ON.   He will also be missed by his special friend, Gayle Steeves of Hillsborough and her daughter, Rachel Steeves and Kurt Cail who knew Joe as Grampy; also by several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Margaret (Baxter) Steeves and by his sister, Audrey Wilson-Power.
Honouring Joe's own wishes there will be no visitation or funeral service.  A graveside service will be held for family and close friends at the Wilmot Cemetery, Lower Coverdale  on Tuesday, October 6th at 11:00am with social distancing in place.
For those who wish donations to the Wilmot Cemetery would be greatly appreciated.
The family would like to say a special thank you to the Albert County Community Health Center, Dr. Ronald Garston, Extra Mural Team and to the Forest Dale Home for all the support and care given.  It gave us great comfort to know that Joe was so well looked after and you all went above and beyond in helping through his illness.   Last but not least to the Albert County Funeral Home, Lisa and Casey, you have helped us through this time and made things so much easier.  We are so grateful for our small community and all the blessings it is to have personalized care. 
Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H-3K2 734-2780
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Service Date
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Service Time
Service Location
Wilmot Cemetery, Lower Coverdale, NB

No visitation

Burial Location
Wilmot Cemetery, Lower Coverdale, NB

Requested Charity
Donations to the Wilmot Cemetery would be greatly appreciated.