CALAIS and FORT FAIRFIELD John Joseph Stedman, passed away Monday, May 23, 2005, at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Nova Scotia. Born Feb. 7, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the only son of the late John J. and Mary (O’Grady) Stedman. Mr. Stedman was a generous, community minded volunteer having served for many years with the Fort Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, the VFW Paul-Lockhart Post No. 6187, the Fort Fairfield Rifle and Pistol Club and numerous other organizations. He was a past Grand Knight and a Fourth Degree Member of the Fort Fairfield Knights of Columbus. Mr. Stedman proudly served with the U.S. Army and was a retired U.S. Customs Inspector. He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Parish, Calais. He is survived by his loving wife Catherine (MacDonald) Stedman of Calais; their son, John K. M. Stedman, of Charlotte, N.C.; and their daughter, and son-in-law, Mary and Alex MacNeil, of S.W. Margaree, N.S. He will lovingly be remembered by his most precious grandchildren, Catherine, Christine, John Daniel, Kelsey and Allison MacNeil, all of S.W. Margaree, N.S. Mr. Stedman was laid to rest at the Calais Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at St. Joseph’s Parish, S.W. Margaree, N.S. Arrangements entrusted to the Inverness Funeral Home.