Joe was born in Coronation, Alberta moving later to Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. Shortly after marrying Darlene Niedermoser, they made the big move over the mountains to British Columbia, living first in Louis Creek, and then settling in Barriere. Joe passed away peacefully at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater, BC.
He worked driving logging truck for Fadear Creek Lumber until losing a leg in a logging accident at which time he retrained and moved into the office. Fadear Creek eventually became Tolko Industries from which he retired.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Darlene; three children, Debra (Peter), Calvin and Patricia (Tony), and granddaughter Amanda. He is also survived by two sisters, Inga Garrett in Rocky Mountain House and Lillian Penfold in Red Deer, Alberta as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth Garrett from Rocky Mountain House and Ida Kilde from Sylvan Lake.
For many years Joe spent time fishing at East Barriere Lake where he and Darlene owned a cabin. He also enjoyed ocean fishing whenever he had the opportunity. As well he was a life-member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 242 and was also a charter member of the Barriere Senior’s Society. He was actively involved in the town of Barriere for numerous years and took great pleasure in living there.
No service by request. Funeral handled by North Thompson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.NorthThompsonFuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.Print This Obituary & Condolences