1927 – 2012

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved father, friend, grandpa, uncle and brother on July 25, 2012. Joe is survived by his son Martin, daughters: Carolyn (Wendy) and Madelyn, son-in-law Martin, grandchildren: R.J., Kore, Dustin, Lydia, Beverly, Rachel, Sarah, Travis and Brody; great grandchildren: Isaiah, Gabe, Katy, Esme and Jasper; as well as his A&W Coffee Club Friends, his caring neighbours: Joe and Michelle, Gord and Patty, and Penny; along with many other friends and extended family.

Our Dad was a devoted Christian man who loved fishing with his family and gold panning with his friends, he was a true metal artist and liked sharing good times and stories with all who cared to listen.

When Dad was two years old, his family emigrated from Poland to Saskatchewan, where his family established a farm. When Dad was old enough, he headed for B.C. to become a logger and long-time subcontractor for Ainsworth. Dad was a genuine pioneer and true trailblazer when it came to logging and road construction. He built many roads into “logging country,” he worked on the 100 Mile House ski hill and built the 100 Mile House dirt bike / snowmobile track.

Words cannot express our gratitude to the nursing staff at 100 Mile House Hospital; thank you Kristen.

When I come to the end of the road, and the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom filled room; why cry for a soul set free? Miss me but not too long, and not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we once shared, miss me, but let me go. For this journey we all must take and each must go alone. It is all a part of the Master’s plan, a step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick at heart go to the friends we know. And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds. Miss me, but let me go.

Rest peacefully in God’s arms Dearest Dad.

100 Mile Funeral Service Ltd.

entrusted with the arrangements. 250-395-3243

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