November 6, 2023
Peacefully at home, on Monday, November 6, 2023. Born on St. Cecilia’s Feast Day, Joe was in his 94th year. Kind and loving husband of his “first wife” Sheila for 57 years. Loving father of John (Julie) and Marianne (Veran), and Lynne (Mark). Adored Grandpa of Thomas, Michael, Dagon, Sabrina, Sebastian, Maya, and Mandella. Predeceased by his 9 brothers and sisters.
Joe served his country with the Royal Canadian Navy, was retired from the UWO lockshop, and was a faithful member of the Masonville Mall Coffee Group. Joe was an avid gardener, loved his walks, and was known for the words he invented.
Cremation has taken place. As per Joe’s wishes, his life will be celebrated at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Joe are asked to consider the Cystic Fibrosis Canada or the London Food Bank.
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Joe and Sheila have been treasured friends for the 32 years we have been neighbours. Joe was a cherished and faithful friend to Carol's dad, Gordon. Joe's smile and warmth will be sadly missed, and his kindness will always be remembered and appreciated. Our condolences to Sheila and family. Carol and Catherine
My deepest sympathies to Sheila and family on the passing of a wonderful man. I knew Joe at Western and as a fellow parishioner at St. Andrew, the Apostle church. At one time, we were locked out of our house and I reached out to Joe for help since I knew that he was a good locksmith at Western. Rest in peace Joe.
I met Joe and Sheila when I moved to London in 1974 with my son who has cystic fibrosis and got involved with the CF Association there. I worked at Western as well and always enjoyed running into Joe and having a chat with him mostly about how our sons were doing! Always so reassuring. Condolences to his family. I know he will be missed.
Joe was a beloved and valued front desk volunteer for many years at McIntosh Gallery, Western University. His ready smile and warm welcome endeared him to our visitors, especially students in whom he took a keen interest. One in particular had such high regard for Joe that she invited him to attend her Convocation. Our sincere sympathies on your loss. Catherine Elliot Shaw, Acting Director McIntosh Gallery, Western University
Sincere sympathies to Sheila and the family on Joe's death. He was such a good,gentle man,and a man of deep faith. What a long,full life he lived. We always enjoyed his company in years past. Our prayers go out to all his loved ones at this time of grief. May Joe rest in peace and eternal joy. Evelyn and Pat O'Brien,M.P.(Ret.)
My condolences to all Joe's family. What a wonderful man, and so dedicated to his commitments, his family and his faith. With love and prayers. Alan Cook, Guelph
Also so gentle and soft spoken with us and with his own children. Such a patient guy. Mike D.
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