Joe was born in 1921, in Kenilworth, Ontario. He filled many days with his love of living. These days ended this morning, 13 March 2015.
Joe knew everyone. And I think he pretty much liked everyone too. He also loved good food and good stories. He loved having coffee with his friends and watching the people go about their lives at the mall. He loved serving his co-congregants at the Church of Our Lady. Joe loved to play bid euchre and shuffleboard. Joe was so very kindhearted and generous.
Joe loved his family. Fiercely. Proudly. Gently. Without judgment.
Joe delivered milk and the mail. He was a dancer (Oh did he love to dance!) and a gardener. Joe was a good neighbour. During war he enlisted, during peace he listened. He was a son, a husband, a father, a grandfather and a great grandfather.
Joe loved life and he did a damn good job at living it.
Joe, you will be missed.