Joseph “Joe” Armand Padfield

April 30, 1940 - February 17, 2024

Funeral Details: Private Family Arrangements

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Joseph Padfield, 83 on February 17, 2024 after a long and courageous battle with cancer and other health issues.

Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Margaret Padfield (nee McNally).  He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Nancy; and by his children Micheal (Mandy), and Cheryl (Steve).  Papa to his grandchildren Emma, Brandon, and Colton.  He is survived by his sister Joan (Bill VanDijk, and his brother Gerry (Margie); and brother-in-law to Gail, John, Charles, Kip, Bill, Sarah, Dick, Wayne; and uncle to many nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by Sandra, and Marion.

After retiring from a career at Ontario Hydro, he spent much of his time at his cottage on Georgian Bay.  Joe was a quiet, gentle, and stoic man.  He was the happiest building and repairing things or by “puttering” as he called it.  He always enjoyed the longtime friendships he created, and loved watching his children and grandchildren enjoying the waters of the Bay as he did.  In recent years, he and Nancy headed South to enjoy their Winters in Florida.

His family wish to thank Dr. Mills, Dr. Yu, and Dr. Kotchetkov for the wonderful and compassionate care that they gave Joe.

Cremation has taken place at Joe’s request, and the family will gather at St. Mary’s Cemetery for an interment in the Spring.

Donations can be made in Joe’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Online memories and condolences may be shared at

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6 Condolences
  • Ann Noakes
    Posted on: Saturday, March 2, 2024 Reply

    We were so saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Joe. He will be sorely missed by so many and fondly remembered by all who knew him. Our deepest condolences to Nancy and family.
    With warm regards, Ann, Rodger and family.

  • Joanne Godin
    Posted on: Saturday, March 2, 2024 Reply

    Nancy, I am so very sorry for the lose of your husband Joe. I worked with you many many years ago at IOOF at the time you injured your back. I have thought of you often over the tears.

  • Vince and Pat Denis
    Posted on: Monday, March 4, 2024 Reply

    My brother Vince bought a cottage on beautiful Parry Island in early Fall 2002, that is where we first met his wonderful neighbour’s Joe and Nancy Padfield. Joe’s gentle nature and wisdom caught my attention right away. Joe was instrumental in helping Vince build his cottage. From the electrical work to installing a hot water heater in the crawl space, to building decks and a boathouse, Joe was always there to help and guide us through the process. After a long day’s work we relished the numerous meals that we shared together. We especially enjoyed watching Leafs games with a cold beverage in hand. We love you Joe and we will miss you tremendously. Condolences to Nancy and family, Gerry and Margie and family, Joan and family, and to everyone who enjoyed the company of this spectacular man. REST IN PEACE JOE! You were a great neighbour and an even greater friend. Vince and Pat Denis

  • Bob and Joan Hill
    Posted on: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 Reply

    Hi Nancy. So sorry to hear about Joe’s death, we’ve lost a great guy. Time at the cottage was always well spent and you both fed off each other while there with your humor. He was so generous and kind always willing to share his knowledge. He will be fondly remembered. Bob and Joan Hill.

  • Dan Durbin
    Posted on: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Reply

    Nancy and family, sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. As a Parry Island neighbour for the last 50 years, we were lucky to have Joe as a very generous neighbour. My Dad could always rely on his ability to fix every typical cottage related issue one could imagine!
    My Mum and Dad appreciated Joe and Nancy’s friendship immensely.
    Dan Durbin

  • Vince Durbin
    Posted on: Saturday, March 9, 2024 Reply

    Joe was our neighbour at cottage on parry island. As my brother and other neighbour Vince ( and pat ) have mentioned, Joe was always willing to assist in any way he could, and he was very selfless in that regard. He could fix anything, solve any problem, or just help out. He and Nancy were very good friends with my parents and I always enjoyed their visits to just chat. I have many fond memories of Joe and he will be missed. My condolences Nancy, to you and the rest of the family.

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