He leaves behind his wife Marianne, his son Jason, his daughter Andrea (Doug) and his much-loved granddaughter McKenzie.
Joe was born in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia. He was a born worker. As a teenager, he started loading bread trucks in the evenings at Lynch’s Bakery to save up money. At the age of 19 with a newly bought suit and $200 in his pocket, he left for Toronto. By the age of 23, he became a store manager for a Dominion location. After a few years there, he left to pursue a career in sales. That was his true passion for the next 30+ years until medical issues forced him into early retirement. He was a born salesman who was popular and very well respected in the industry by his coworkers and customers alike for his honesty & generosity.
As per Joe’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family celebration of life will follow.
The family is very grateful for the outstanding care that Joe received by all of the staff at Sunnyside during his time there. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sunnyside Foundation in Joe’s memory would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
Messages of condolences may be left for the family at www.tricitycremations.com or 519-772-1237. Please visit Joe’s obituary notice on Facebook.