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Joseph Gerald Splinter

April 12, 1957 - October 2, 2020

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With deep sorrow, I announce the passing of my dearly loved husband, Joe. He was taken from us far too early by an aggressive cancer which he bravely fought. His suffering is now over. He will always be remembered for his bright smile and quirky sense of humour, his unwavering loyalty to the Toronto Maple Leafs and his love for good old rock & roll. He loved dancing, trips to Mexico, hanging out with friends with a glass of wine and sharing a laugh and also being at our 2nd home at Hatzic Lake and enjoying a campfire with our neighbours.
Joe is survived and sadly missed by his wife, Sharon (nee Fraser); sister Brenda (Steve) Von Schoenberg; brothers Rick and Gerry (Amber); niece Carlee (Bryan) Sonneveld; nephew Ricky Splinter; stepsons Kevin and Paul DeWitt and sister in law Lynn Sheard. He is also survived by other extended family members and friends in Kingston, Ontario where he was born and raised. He is predeceased by his parents, Richard (Dick) and Theresa (nee O’Neill) Splinter and his parents in law, Lovat (Bud) and Edna Fraser.
Joe was a free spirit in his younger days. Having travelled across Canada with his buddies, he lived in Alberta for some time and then eventually settled in BC, first in the Vancouver area and then Agassiz and finally Chilliwack for the past twenty or so years.
Joe worked most of his life for the Vancouver School Board and was a member of CUPE local 407 until his retirement in April 2015.
He was a wonderful husband and a good friend to many. He will be dearly missed.
I would like to thank the Abbotsford Hospital Palliative Care Unit for their kind, compassionate care in his final days and also to Joanne Gosick, Chilliwack Community Care nurse for being there when we didn’t know where else to turn; and to Dr Sia in Chilliwack; Dr Rose and Dr Walia at the Abbotsford Cancer Clinic and to the many friends who were there for me during the difficult times.

A Celebration of Life is to be announced at a later date (due to COVID restrictions).

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