Gagne; Joseph (Joe) Raymond Henry
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Joseph (Joe) Raymond Henry Gagne. Joe passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 11, 2015 at the Cascade Hospice Center in Chilliwack, BC at the age of 61. Joe will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 42 years, Marta Gagne, daughters Michelle Vander Vlis (Rene) and Carlene Harrison (Jonathan), granddaughters Emily Vander Vlis and Ashley Harrison, and grandsons Jason and Cameron Harrison. He will also be dearly missed by his five siblings Harrison Garner, Gay Schosser, Helaine Cooper, Drew Eagan and Suzie Joshi. Joe was predeceased by his parents Henry and Joyce Gagne, and his younger brother Antoine (Tony) Gagne.
Joe was born in Quebec City on December 12, 1953 and grew up in Edmonston, New Brunswick. He later moved to BC where he spent the remainder of his life with his family. Joe touched many lives during his 17 years as a Paramedic with the BC Ambulance Service. He had a passion for helping people, often volunteering his services in the community. He also had an unwavering desire to share the gospel of Jesus and loved his church family very much. He was a family man who loved his daughters more than expected of a father and he cherished his grandchildren who were the highlight of his life. A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 19, 2015 at 1:30 pm at the Evangelical Missionary Church, which is located at 9310 Williams Street in Chilliwack, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada would be greatly appreciated. The family would like to thank the team of doctors who treated Joe: Dr. Basson, Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Bull. A special thank you to his nurses from Surrey, Vicky and Nav, as well as the dialysis nurses in Abbotsford for the wonderful care they provided.