1934 – 2017
Joe completed his journey through life on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Chilliwack General Hospital in BC.
Born on December 8, 1934 to Michael & Pauline, Joe grew up in Winnipeg MB with five brothers & one sister. Joe married Margaret ( Peggy) Douglas & they settled in BC, raising three children, Andrew, Joan and Joey.
Joe is survived by son Andrew his wife Hiroko & daughter Emma of Tokyo Japan, daughter Joan her husband Rob & their children, Thomas, Jackson, & Georgia of Vancouver BC, brother William & his wife Colleen of Winnipeg, MB, sister-in-law Mary of Richmond BC, many nieces & nephews & special friends Georgina Fong of Vancouver BC & Pat Watson of La Broquerie, MB.
Joe was predeceased by his parents, son Joey in 1995, Peggy in 1996, as well as sister Kay & brothers Stanley, John, Michael & his twin brother George.
Joe retired from the Government in 1996. At that time he relocated to Chilliwack, remaining active as a volunteer with the Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors. Joe enjoyed gardening and tinkering in his garage. He spent many a weekend having garage sales, or going to sales looking for “treasures”.
Our beloved father, grandfather, brother & friend lived his life to the fullest, on his own terms.
We will all miss him.