PIERCY, Joseph Edward
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1924 - 2013
Joe Piercy died peacefully in the Ottawa General Hospital with his family at his side on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 88 years of age. He is survived by Blodwen, his caring wife of 57 years; his children Peter (Miyako), Megan and Jocelyn; granddaughter Ena; and brother Dick (Doree). Joe will be dearly missed by all of us. Joe is predeceased by his sister Dorothy and brother Bob. Joe served in the Canadian Navy on the Haida during WWII. He then continued his education at the University of British Columbia and PhD at Imperial College, London. Joe had a 34-year career as a research physicist in acoustics at the National Research Council, including Associate Editor of the Journal of Acoustical Society of America 1976-1980. He was president of the Humanist Association of Canada 1979-1981 and editor of the Humanist in Canada magazine in the 1990s. An informal memorial gathering will be announced for late March/early April to which all Joe's acquaintances and relatives are invited. Contact the family at firstname.lastname@example.org for details of the gathering.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Feb. 19 to Feb. 23, 2013