May 31, 1928 – Dec 1, 2017
Born in Earl Grey, SK predeceased by both parents, 3 sisters, sons Miles & Mark and Daughter Patricia.
Left to mourn are his loving wife Mary of 42 years, son Dave (Barb) of Lethbridge, AB, Step-daughter Kathy (Terry) Lunenburg, NS, step-son Kevin (Tracy) Wetaskiwin, AB. Granddaughters Hayley (Lethbridge) and Jennifer (Edmonton), Nephew Jay (Donna) Fiissel of Regina. Step-grandchildren Chantel, Shelby, Lindsay & Calan & 3 great step-grandchildren Briyana, Willem & Casey. Special nephews Michael (Jonnie) Kelly, Patrick (Bing) Kelly & niece Joanne (David) McGarva.
Joe left the family farm and joined the Army Engineer Corp and obtained the rank of Sergeant Major after 14 years. Returning to Saskatchewan and began his long career as a plumber. Joe owned and operated G.H. Baxter & Son Plumbing & Heating until his retirement at age 60. Joe enjoyed golfing at Pitcher Butte Golf Course and fishing in various streams in the Crowsnest Pass. He was very involved in the Lethbridge community, Life Member Elks Club, Life Member & Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #4, Past President of Henderson Lake Golf Course, Past President of ACT, member of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Alberta, and the member of the Sappers Association.
He and Mary enjoyed many years as snowbirds in Mesa Arizona and made many friends along the way.
At Joe’s request no services will be held & burial at another date.
Donations may be made to the Legion Poppy Fund.
To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com
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