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Francis; Steven Joseph

Posted By Obits On September 15, 2014 @ 2:08 pm In Obituaries | 61 Comments


FRANCIS – Steven J., 66, of Moose Harbour, Queens County, passed away at home on Sunday, September 14, 2014 surrounded by his family.
Born in Milton, he was a son of the late Peter and Alma (Conrad) Francis.
Steven worked in the woods as a logging contractor for Bowater Mersey Paper Company. He was a member of the Cattlemen’s Association and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Although not trained as a butcher, Steve prepared cuts of meat for family and friends from moose, deer and caribou to pigs, chickens and beef.
He is survived by his wife Doris (Hatt), his daughters Lindsey, at home, Stephanie (David) Oickle of Simpson’s Corner, Wanda (Earl) Westhaver of Milton, his son Joshua at home, six grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, his sisters Helena Keans (Walter Bond) of Liverpool, Joan (Ed) Labrador of Greenfield, Angela Francis of Liverpool, Judy Boutilier of Port Medway, Marilyn (William) Bauman of ON., Debra Wentzell of Milton, his brothers Michael (Karen) of Milton and Barry (Bonnie) of Greenfield.
He was predeceased by his sister Barbara Whynot, a sister in infancy and his brother Edward.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. At Steven’s request, there will be no funeral service. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Janet and George Fletcher on September 15th, 2014 3:16 pm

We were sorry to hear about Steven. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Irvingand Jeanette Whynot on September 15th, 2014 5:00 pm

So Sorry for your loss

Condolence from Pat Wigglesworth on September 15th, 2014 5:02 pm


Sorry to hear of your loss, keep the memories close they will help you get through the hard times.

Condolence from Darren Whynot / Lisa Tarr on September 15th, 2014 5:29 pm

Sorry to hear about Stevens passing may he R.I.P

Condolence from Louise Tanner on September 15th, 2014 6:02 pm

oh Mrs.Francis i am so sorry to hear of your great loss my heart goes out to you at this my prayers are with you and family

Condolence from jason and jennifer whynot on September 15th, 2014 6:25 pm

so sorry to hear of the passing of a good man , our prayers are with the family , god bless and R.I.P

Condolence from Shirley Burris on September 15th, 2014 6:28 pm

Thoughts are with family and loved ones as you walk through this journey.
Shirley (Nickerson) Burris

Condolence from Susan Levy on September 15th, 2014 6:51 pm

So sorry to hear this Doris. Looking at his picture brings back a lot of good memories of times spent at your house. Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days to come. Sincere sympathy to all of Steve’s family

Condolence from Dennis & Sherri Harrington on September 15th, 2014 6:55 pm

To The Family,
So very sorry for your loss, please except our most sincere condolences.

Condolence from Debbie & Maynard Carrier on September 15th, 2014 7:15 pm

From Both Of Us. With Deepest Sympathy : Our thoughts are with you during this time of SORROW, along with our wishes that the MEMORIES , of your loved one bring you PEACE, STRENGTH, and COMFORT. We will LOVE you forever STEVE. May you rest in PEACE now DEAR . You will always be in our HEARTS. Until we meet again . Thinking about the FAMILY at this time . Debbie & Maynard Carrier.

Condolence from Ted Lavender on September 15th, 2014 7:26 pm

Doris and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Stevens passing. My thoughts are with you at this time of great loss.

Condolence from Margo & Borden Hanley on September 15th, 2014 7:33 pm

Dear Doris and family; Our sincere sympathy goes to you and your family at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.

Condolence from Julie Oickle and Michael Francis on September 15th, 2014 7:41 pm

Michael, Eugene & I would like to express our deepest sympathies to Aunt Dorris & their children; also to the rest of the family. Michael & I may not have know Uncle Steve very well but we will think of him often.
Love always, Julie, Michael & Eugene Francis

Condolence from Rick and corrina on September 15th, 2014 7:42 pm

We are both so sorry for your loss. Steve was a great and wonderful man. Will be missed.

Condolence from Bruce madden on September 15th, 2014 7:44 pm

So sorry for your loss. Steve was a great friend.

Condolence from Brenda Lawrence on September 15th, 2014 7:59 pm

Doris and family . so sorry for your loss . my thoughts and prayers are with you . take care . Brenda Lawrence

Condolence from Cheryl Whynot on September 15th, 2014 8:26 pm

Dear Doris and family
Thinking of you all ,so sorry for your loss.xox

Condolence from Eldrige/Phyllis Whynot &Family on September 15th, 2014 9:06 pm

So sorry to hear of steve’s passing.He was always such a nice man.we will always remember him.Our condolences goes out to dorris and the rest of the family.Gone But Not Forgotten.

Condolence from John And Brenda Cunningham on September 15th, 2014 9:28 pm

Sorry to hear about Steve’s passing, Steve was a very pleasant man. John knew Steve for most of his life and i only got to know him for a few years but for all the time we have known Steve we found him to be a very kind and gentle man.
From both John and I We offer our deepest sympathy , Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time.

Condolence from Darlene Coulton on September 15th, 2014 9:36 pm

Dear Doris and family

My deepest condolences go out to you at this time. Steve was a great guy who was loved and admired by many. I can assure you that he will live on in the hearts of many.

Condolence from Jennifer Clattenburg on September 15th, 2014 9:51 pm

Doris and family, So sorry for your loss…thinking of you.

Condolence from Rachel Dexter on September 15th, 2014 10:08 pm

Doris and Family
You are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry to hear about Steves passing. May he RIP..


Condolence from wanda and murray finigan on September 15th, 2014 10:28 pm

Our deepest condolences go to Steve’s family and friends at this time of your great loss. May you know that he was a great person and loved by his friends here in Bear River. Our prayers go out to you.

Condolence from Belinda Wentzell Delong on September 15th, 2014 10:51 pm

Doris and all of Stevie,s children grandchildren brothers,sisters and their families.My thoughts and Prayers are with each and everyone of you.

Condolence from Denise Bauman on September 16th, 2014 12:51 am

Love and prayers to Doris and the whole family. As you heal and come together with hearts full of remembrance, I pray for peace and joy to embrace you.

Much love to all friends and family who had the honour of knowing a man with a heart of gold: Steve.

Love is forever and blessed are we to know love. Aho!

Condolence from Peggy Woodworth on September 16th, 2014 12:53 am

Sooooo sorry to hear about Steve.Thinking about you.

Condolence from Sandra Smith Roy on September 16th, 2014 2:44 am

Dear Doris and Josh,Mike and I were so saddened to hear of Steves passing,Please accept our sincere condolences…R.I.P. Steve,

Condolence from Cathy Smith on September 16th, 2014 4:10 am

Sorry to hear about Stevens passing ….to the family…my condolence…

Condolence from Charles Smith on September 16th, 2014 7:40 am

Goodbye Brother we’ll all miss you
Charlie Christine and family

Condolence from brian and kim mansfield on September 16th, 2014 8:03 am

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Enid MacKay on September 16th, 2014 9:12 am

Doris and family. My sincere sympathy on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


Condolence from David & Judy Wgynott of mersey point on September 16th, 2014 9:37 am

Doris and family, we are sorry to hear of your loss,it was a shock to hear. Like his father Steve was always fun to chat and joke with when ever I saw him. He will be missed.

Condolence from Eddie Greek on September 16th, 2014 10:16 am

sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Sterling Belliveau on September 16th, 2014 10:48 am

I want to extend my sincere sympathy and condolences to the family of Steven Francis.

Your family is my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

Sterling Belliveau, MLA

Condolence from Craig and Tracey Oickle on September 16th, 2014 11:16 am

Doris, Lindsy, Josh, Stephanie, Wanda and the Francis family,

Words are hard to find, the entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.

The creator has welcomed a very special person. Death is hard and leaves a heartache hard to heal but love keeps memories alive that no one can steal.

Steve is not gone he is waiting patiently at the end of the trail ready to paly you all a song.

Take care

Condolence from Steven & Brenda Kennedy on September 16th, 2014 2:08 pm

Dear Debbie and Family,
All our love and prayers are with you at this time. All I can say is you have a very strong family and with God’s help, you will overcome this sad time and remember all the good times you have had together.
Lots of love,
Brenda ,Steven and Family xo

Condolence from Walter and Sherri Miller on September 16th, 2014 2:50 pm

Doris and family,we were so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing,our condolences to all your family at this sad time.

Condolence from Karen Barnes on September 16th, 2014 3:33 pm

Dear Doris,
I’m so sorry to read that you have lost your husband. My sincere sympathy to you and your family. May God comfort and keep you in your time of sorrow.

Condolence from David Whynott of mersey point on September 16th, 2014 5:42 pm

Doris and family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Steve was a very pleasant guy just like his father.he will be missed by many people.
Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Condolence from Janet Himmelman on September 16th, 2014 7:31 pm

Doris and family,
So sorry to hear of Steves’ passing. May your memories keep him close to your hearts. My thoughts are with all of you at this sad time.

Condolence from Kathy and Bernie Rumbolt on September 16th, 2014 10:20 pm

Dear Doris ,
We were very sorry to read of Steve’s passing; we have many fond memories of the good ol’ days back in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Thinking of you and acknowledge how difficult this journey must have been for you as his wife and his nurse. Take care of yourself. Our sincere condolences to the entire Francis family.

Condolence from Nellie Crouse on September 16th, 2014 10:21 pm

Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Nellie and JoAnn

Condolence from Freda Muise on September 16th, 2014 10:38 pm

Doris and Family. Sorry for your Loss. Sincere sympathy to the family. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Take care.

Condolence from Shirley Shot on September 17th, 2014 8:24 am

Doris and family:  Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.

Condolence from Lloyd & Barbara Naugler on September 17th, 2014 9:43 am

Doris & Family== Lloyd & I would like to offer our condolences on the passing of Steve ,husband & father . He was a fine man & good friend to lloyd & he will miss him . You will have your memories to keep Steve close to your hearts..He is out of his pain & in a better place. God Bless you all .
Lloyd & Barb

Condolence from Billy & Maxine Joudrey on September 17th, 2014 5:29 pm

Wanda and family
Sorry for your loss , our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Carolyn West Tuttle on September 17th, 2014 6:26 pm

Dear Doris and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss, I have very fond memories of Steve and his singing. My thoughts are with the whole family!

Condolence from Al and Jeannita Francis on September 17th, 2014 6:58 pm

Doris and Family ,Jeannita and I would like to pass along our sincere condolences on the passing of Stevie.. I grew up along with Stevie and I have many fond memories of him especially his laugh..He is now in a better place where there is no pain.May your faith give you the strength to carry on. Al and Jeannita Francis

Condolence from Stan and Joan Canning on September 17th, 2014 10:33 pm

Helena & Walter
We were very saddened to hear of the loss of your brother Steven. Please accept our Deepest Condolences. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this very difficult time. May he rest in peace.

Condolence from Robbie & Gail Whynot on September 18th, 2014 3:11 pm

Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time

Condolence from Valerie and Donald Inness on September 18th, 2014 7:49 pm

To the Francis Family,
Our deepest sympathy at your loss.

Condolence from Valerie Wilcox on September 19th, 2014 1:43 pm

Doris& family, I was so sad to read of your husband’s passing.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please accept my sincere sympathy.

Condolence from alex amy croft on September 19th, 2014 2:21 pm

we are both truly sorry

Condolence from Helen Harrington on September 20th, 2014 10:22 pm

So sorry ……. thinking of you

Condolence from ross and darlene roy on September 21st, 2014 9:35 am

May he rest in peace

Condolence from David & Patricia Tarr on September 22nd, 2014 5:46 pm

Dear Doris. We are so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families. May he R.I.P.

David & Patty Tarr

Condolence from Eddie and Evie Fisher on September 22nd, 2014 10:48 pm

To the family ,Sorry to hear about your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you all,

Condolence from Roger & Isolde Savage on September 27th, 2014 7:50 am

Dear Doris,
Please know that our heartfelt thoughts are with you and your family.

Condolence from Mary Anne Henderson ( Joudrey) on October 1st, 2014 10:20 pm

Doris I am so sorry to hear about the passing of my cousin Steve , I will be praying for you and the family , Take care. Mary Anne

Condolence from gary and sue thistle on October 9th, 2014 3:46 pm

sorry to hear of Steves passing our prayers are with you

Condolence from Donald and Diane White on October 27th, 2014 4:12 pm

Doris and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss, our sincere sympathy to you all at this very sad time.

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