JAN. 21, 1923 – DEC. 21, 2012

It is with sad hearts the family announces the unexpected passing of our husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather on

December 21 2012 at age 89 years.

He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 22 years Ruth. Joseph is survived by his children: Lynn [Randy]; Dale: Ross [Val]; Glen [Jennifer]; and Dean [Jacqueline], stepchildren:

Arlene [Sonny] Both and Richard [Helen] Christensen, twelve grandchildren and step grandchildren: Jacqui, Kelsey [Dustin], Erin, Allie, Jessy, Andrew, Matthew, Brent [Jacquie], Nicholas, Denica, Eric, and Marcus, eight great grandchildren and step great grandchildren : Cameron, Kyle, Conner, Kayden, Carson, Owen, Aubrey, and Heather.

Joe was born in Cumberland B.C. and grew up living around B.C., finally residing in Vernon. He will be remembered for a long career with B.C. Hydro, inducted into B.C. Sports Hall of Fame for basketball play with Alberni Athletics in 1955, and of course his long standing golf at the Vernon Golf and Country Club. Joe loved to go south as a snow bird each winter when he was able. He leaves many friends and family far and near that will miss him. Joe was predeceased by his first wife Eleanor, son in law Ron Harris, parents and his siblings; Carrie, John, Etta, Lou, Marie, Harry and Madge

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Children’s Hospital or the Alzheimer society. A memorial service will be held at a later date in the spring.

~Rest in peace DAD , we love and will miss you. ~

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