Bodo, John Joseph (Joe)

January 4, 2014

Joe passed away after a lengthy illness at the Prince George Hospital with his wife of 30 years, Normande, at his side. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Melissa (Brian); his son Martin (Alyssa); his mother Lennie; sisters Lorraine (Herb), Michelle (Aurele); his father and mother-in-law, Julien and Alice; 7 sisters-in-law and 9 brothers-in-law; nieces, nephews and many friends. He was predeceased by his father John George Bodo.

Joe grew up at Cultus Lake Surrounded by the love of his parents and sisters and his faithful dog, Skipper. His bond to the lake will live forever.

Joe graduated from Sardis Senior and then went on to Vancouver City College where he graduated as an appraiser. Just like his mother, John dreamed of traveling the world. His passion led him to take a year to explore all the ends of the earth and discover himself in the process.

Joe’s career took him up north where he met the love of his life, Normande.

Joe’s proudest moments were the birth of his two children, they were his pride and joy.

Joe balanced his career and providing for his family with laughter, love and fun. He was active in Christ our Saviour Parish and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

A prayer and visitation will be held at Christ our Saviour Church, Friday, January 10 at 7:00pm. Celebration of Joe’s life will follow on Saturday, January 11 at 11:00am, with father Roger Lavoie officiating. In lieu of flowers and in loving memory of Joe, donations to the Chilliwack General Hospital would be appreciated. The family extends deepest appreciation to all the caregivers.

God saw him getting tired when a cure was not to be, and he opened up his arms and whispered “come to me”.

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