June 3, 1937 – December 4, 2014
Joe was born in Camrose, Alberta, but spent most of his life on the West Coast. In his service career he was a dedicated RCMP officer and lived the remainder of his life by principles of being a “people’s cop.” Joe was also a member of The Canadian Corpse of Commissionaires for 27 years, primarily out of Nanoose’s CFMETR. He passed away peacefully after a lengthy journey with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), his family at his side. Joe is predeceased by his father, mother, brother, and his in-laws. He is survived by his wife Marion, daughter Sheryl, sisters Marie, Cecilia, Barbara (and her husband Harry) and many close family members and friends. He will be deeply missed. The family would like to thank Dr. Clair Biglow for his exceptional care over the past several years. A celebration of life will occur in late spring and a notification will posted in the newspaper. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to BC Lung Association.