The family of Joe Lett is saddened to announce his death in hospital in Nanaimo, BC on Sunday. Joe died after a courageous battle with cancer.
While Joe and Joy have been retired in Qualicum Beach, BC for the last 18 years, they spent their working lives in Saskatchewan.
Joe is survived by Joy, his wife of 51 years, and by his three sons: Glenn (Sandra Enns) of Prince Albert; Rick (Feng Fuh) of Prince Albert;
and Doug (Florence Paquette) of Saskatoon; his brother Alvin Lett and family of Saskatoon and by 13 grandchildren.
Joe was predeceased by his parents William and Georgina Lett of Moose Jaw, and by his grand daughter Danika.
He was born June 2, 1927 on the family farm near Strongfield, where he grew up. He attended technical school in Moose Jaw, and became
a journeyman welder and steam fitter.
He met Joy Heinrich, a nurse who grew up in the Wynyard and Davidson areas, in 1953. They were married in 1954.
Joe worked as a tradesman and then became a natural gas inspector for the provincial grovernment in North Battleford, where he played a
role in the introduction of natural gas into the northwest quarter of Saskatchewan.
He moved to Prince Albert as an inspector and retired in Regina in 1985 as assistant chief inspector.
He was a wonderful father, taking his family on countless camping trips around western Canada. He could always be relied on to fix
whatever was broken, and showed great patience and humour in trying to pass his skills on to his sons.
He was always supportive of Joy’s career as a nurse, and her many volunteer works in the community.
After retirement, Joe and Joy moved to Qualicum Beach, where they gained many new friends, and enjoyed an active life.
Their home became a mecca for family and grandchildren, who always looked forward to new adventures around Vancouver Island, using
grandpa’s home as a base.
His funeral will be Friday, May 13, 2005 at 2:00 pm from St. Stephen’s United Church
in Qualicum Beach, BC.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Nanaimo Regional Hospital Palliative Care or Canadian Cancer Society in his memory.
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE 248-5959