GIUSEPPE “JOE” VOLPATTI passed away peacefully at Enderby on Wednesday, January 8, 2003. Joe was born in Spilimbergo, Italy in 1923. At the age of eight, Joe emigrated with his family to Canada. He grew up in the Natal area where he learned to handle work horses. After Joe and Ida married in 1948 they farmed and raised their children in Port Kells and later Enderby. Joe enjoyed working on the farm but come Thursday he could always be found bidding and visiting at the auction sale. Joe loved spending time with his grandchildren, working with his horses, driving the back country and socializing. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by wife Ida of Enderby; two sons Reno (Sandra) and Dennis all of Enderby; two daughters Anita (Al) Dobie of Quesnel and Loretta (Emil) Prevost of Enderby; 10 grandchildren Karine (Kyle), Brent and Kristy, Randy and Kevin, Jennifer, Gina, Trevor, Vanessa and Craig; sister Olimpia Sandve of Surrey; extended family and many friends. Predeceased by brother Valentino. A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 p.m., Sunday, January 12, 2003, at Riverside Hall, Ashton Creek. Pastor George Rands officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements in the care of Mountain View Funeral Home, 546-8294.