Passed away peacefully at Huronview Home for the Aged, Clinton on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at the age of 93. Beloved husband of the late Mary (Eckert) Stephens (2002). Cherished father of Neil and Linda, and Joe and Dinette all of Kirkton. Proud GP of Kelly and Jared Bourne, Amanda and Shawn McLean, Jake Stephens and Nicole Harding, Jeff and Meghan Stephens, Grace and Kay Weber, and Hannah Stephens and great-grandpa of Grayson, Cooper, Kaelan, Fiona, Norah, Lily, and Mick. Fondly remembered by his dancing partner Mildred Northcott, and his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by infant son Larry, his parents Andrew and Pearl Stephens, and his sister and brother-in-law Helen and Gerald Francis.
You could find Joe out standing in his field sneaking a smoke. He was a man of many careers; a feed mill operator, truck driver, store and gas station manager, and a farmer. Joe would always agree with everyone and quietly do as he wanted.
Visitation will be held at Haskett Funeral Home, 456 Main Street South, EXETER on Friday, February 9th from 4-6 PM.
A private family graveside will be held at Kirkton Union Cemetery.
Donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.