January 6, 1929 to May 24, 2017
Joe passed away peacefully at the Nanaimo Seniors Village with his loved ones by his side.
Joe worked for most of his life in ocean transportation, including at the Port of Prince Rupert. His work enabled him to travel all over the world and he continued to enjoy traveling for many years after his retirement.
He is predeceased by his wife Rita, daughter Lisa and brother Ed. He is survived by his daughter Kathy and her husband Terry, grandchildren Andrew and Emily and brother Alois. He also leaves behind his partner Annette Hiom and her sons Paul (Kathleen) and Phillip (Grace). He will be missed by his two special grand children Jacob and Rhianna who loved their Papa Joe dearly. Joe loved his many nieces and nephews and enjoyed keeping up to date with their pursuits around the world.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to the Sands Funeral Chapel.