She was the loving mother to Kevin (Kathy), grandmother to Mandy and Michelle. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of nearly 71 years Gordon Shepley, in 2018 and her sons Larry Shepley (Lori) in 2018 and Todd Shepley in 1958.
She was also predeceased by her parents Joseph Sands and Carrie Sands (nee Nahdee) as well as many brothers, brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law.
Josephine was born August 13, 1928 in Wallaceburg, ON, a Walpole Island band member, and a residential school survivor. Growing up in the area, this is where she married the love of her life, Gordon Shepley. Worked many jobs, but her passion was flower arranging and interior decorating. She loved curling and was proud to have many bonspiel wins.
Special thanks to the great staff at St. Andrew’s Terrace for the exceptional, compassionate care she received.
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