Long time Vernon resident, Mr. Joseph Alfred Weitzel passed away peacefully at Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Saturday, September 27, 2003. Aged eighty-seven years. He will be sadly missed by seven sisters Katie, Alice, Mildred, Ethel, Lila, Eva and Helen; three brothers Jack, Jimmy and Ruben; extended family and friends. Joe was born in Saskatchewan on September 19, 1916. He had lived in Surrey before moving to Vernon many years ago. Joe, a faller by trade, worked hard at whatever job he took on. He loved music, played violin, enjoyed fishing, hunting, backpacking and the outdoors. In his younger years, Joe played baseball and pitched for a Saskatchewan team. A Memorial Service was held at Mountain View Chapel, Armstrong, at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 4, 2003. Father Leo Boyd, O.M.I. officiating. Cremation and arrangements in the care of Mountain View Funeral Home, 546-8294.