Joseph Spurgeon Steeves
Joseph S. Steeves, 85, of Stoney Creek passed away on April 3rd, 2021 at the Moncton Hospital with his loving family by his side.
Joe was born in Lower Coverdale on July 20th, 1935 the son of the late Joseph and Gladys (Steeves) Steeves.
Farming was Joe's passion and he loved living on the farm. It was in his nature, being raised from a young boy on the family farm. He met the love of his life, Doreen, and the two were blessed to be married for 65 years. He first worked as a milkman, then he and his wife Doreen moved the family to Stoney Creek and started JoDreen Farm, raising beef cattle over 55 years ago. He also worked for the Department of Agriculture. Being in the barn or hay field was his favourite place to be. He took great pride in the quality of beef he provided and did a lot of research into different breeds, starting with Shorthorns and then later promoting and raising mostly Simmentals. He was honoured to be inducted into the Simmental Hall of Fame. He learned to appreciate the seasons and working the land, gardening and growing the crops was all part of his routines, he loved being outdoors. He was very active at the Albert County Exhibition and was on the Board of Directors for several years. He enjoyed travelling to all the fairs and exhibitions all over the Maritimes and Canada and was known to attend the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto where he purchased some of his prized cattle. He had the privilege of being a judge at the Royal Winter Fair for 2 years in a row which was monumental and a great achievement for him. He was a leader in the 4-H club helping educate the young about agriculture. He has shared his knowledge of farming with many generations and his legacy will live on.
Joe had a love for the Lord; his faithfulness was unwavering. He was a dedicated member of the Stoney Creek Baptist Church where he was an Honorary Deacon and always willing to jump in and help in any area of service for many years.
His girls and grandchildren were his pride and joy, very seldom would a conversation go without Joe telling of all their accomplishments and you could tell how proud he was of them all. His family was his everything and he felt so blessed to have their support when his health started failing. He never went a day without his family being by his side and helping him. He loved them all so much. He would want everyone to remember his laugh and how he enjoyed teasing. That little smirk when he was up to something we will never forget. He is now at peace and walking beside his Heavenly Father and we will see him again. Feeling Sorry for us, but happy for him as he is out of pain and reunited with his loved ones that have gone before him.
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul." Psalms 23:1-3
He will be deeply missed by his wife, Doreen (Leaman) Steeves; daughters, Marcie Pauley (Donald) of Stoney Creek, Marlene Gaunce (Peter) of Moncton and Heather Trenholm (Gary) of Sackville; his 10 treasured grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He will also be missed by his sister-in-law, Barb Cormier of Stoney Creek and brother-in-law, Kenneth Leaman of Tetagouche, several nieces, nephews, by his church family and many friends.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his son, Billy; sisters, Roberta, Vivian Lowell and Gwennie; brothers, Rudyard, Gerad, Bud, and Charles.
There will be public visitation on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 at the Albert County Funeral Home from 7-9pm. COVID Regulations will be followed. A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Interment will be in the Stoney Creek Baptist Cemetery, Stoney Creek, NB.
Donations to the Stoney Creek Baptist Church or charity of the donor's choice would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H-3K2 734-2780
Private Family Service
Tuesday Evening, April 6th, 2021
Albert County Funeral Home
Stoney Creek Baptist Cemetery, Stoney Creek, NB
Stoney Creek Baptist Church or charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated.