Laurie Harry Joseph
It is with very heavy hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Laurie Joseph on Thursday, June 9th, 2022.
He was an amazing husband, father, brother, papa, uncle and friend. Those who knew him know this is an incredible loss for our family and friends.
Dad was a kind, quick-witted, intelligent, funny, and gentle man whom everyone adored. He was a private person but also very social and always had time to stop and stay hello.
Dad loved hockey and knew the "ins and outs" of the game like a pro. He loved to share his opinion of each play or what he liked to call “some tips" for Mike, Chris, Jaxon and Brett, all the while never being able to skate himself.
Mr. J had a wonderful career as a teacher and loved everything about education. He adored his students and nothing was going to stop him from shovelling the school walkways to keep the kids safe or prevent him from climbing up and getting the balls off the roof.
The dogs will miss their absolute favourite human . They knew the big guy wasn’t interested in rules and was always happy to sneak them some treats. Dad was out walking his companion, Miss Wynter, with Mom when he passed.
He loved to walk and was obsessed with counting his steps. The pandemic was hard on everyone but it seems to have brought out a competitive nature in him that we had never seen. Some might call it the will to live to make sure he could spend more time with his family. He would be devastated to miss the upcoming wedding of his only granddaughter Taylor but she knows Papa will be there with her in spirit.
Dad took beautiful care of Mom. He was a loyal, dedicated, happy husband. Their incredible marriage was a love story to truly strive for.
His loss leaves a huge hole in our hearts. Dad is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margaret, sons Michael (Jana), Chris (Andrea), Jonathan, daughter Amber (Mara), grandchildren Taylor (Colin), Brett, and sister Margaret Rose, niece Tracey, and great nieces, Grayson and Jordan. Predeceased by his parents (Laurie and Mary) and grandson Jaxon. He never got over losing Jaxon but we know Jaxon will take care of Papa like he took care of him. Watch hockey Dad, critique the clouds and keep close so we can feel your energy.
No service or celebration by request. In lieu of flowers, donations appreciated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Pacific Assistance Dogs Society.