CARISSE, Joseph John Rene
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WWII and Korean War Veteran
Peacefully, on Sunday June 30, 2013 at the age of 90. Beloved husband of Etta (nee Rooney) for 66 years. Loving father of William (Noreen), Denis of Vancouver, Denise (Lee) of Victoria, Robert (Cheryl) of Nobleton, Ontario, and Joel of Kelowna. Joe will be deeply missed by his 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Joe served for 25 years in the R.C.N. from 1940 to 1965. After leaving the military, he taught at the Glebe Collegiate High School, and from there he worked at the City of Ottawa Recreation Department as the Director of the Canterbury Swimming Pool from 1967 to 1988. A special thank you to the staff of the Perley & Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, 2 South. Their care and compassion, allowed Joe to enjoy a comfortable quality of life with dignity. Friends are invited to gather at Capital Memorial Gardens, 3700 Prince of Wales Drive for a Graveside Service on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. Donations to the Salvation Army, or a charity of your choice appreciated.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on July 6, 2013