Joaquin Reynosa Ramirez passed on December 24, 2012 at the age of 80. Joaquin died peacefully at home with his wife and family by his side. Joaquin, one of five children, was born on May 25, 1932 in Paredones, Michoacan, Mexico to Victoriano Ramirez Perez and Dolores Reynosa BriseÃ±o, He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Oliva Nieto Ramirez, his son James Ramirez, daughter Becky Ramirez-Oseguera (Mando), daughter Maru Ramirez-Cano (Polo) all of Healdsburg, CA, and daughter Imelda Ramirez Gomez (widow of the late Gilberto Gomez), daughter Marta Alicia Ramirez Cortez (Antonio) both from Stockton, CA. He leaves behind his sisters Piedad Ramirez Urbina (Ramon), Audelia Ramirez Verduzco (widow of the late Roberto Verduzco), and his brother Guillermo Reynosa Ramirez. He also leaves behind Nineteen Grandchildren, Fifteen Great Grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews that are too numerous to list. He is preceded in death by his first wife Ramona Aguirre, his daughter Emma Ramirez, and his sister Carmen Ramirez Reynosa. Affectionately known to the family as "Jack," "Quiquin," and "Candyman," he was especially known for his gardening skills and being in the field where he was most happy and free. He also enjoyed hunting deer and fishing. His family remembers him mainly as a hard-working, dedicated, loving father, as well as friend to many and always willing to help anyone in need out, even if he gave his last dollar to help someone out. The family would like to especially thank the wonderful support by longtime family friend Antonio Rodriguez "Chopa", SR Memorial Hospice (Jo, Sharon, Tess), Healdsburg District Hospital Staff, Alliance Medical Center Staff, and Carolina Chacon who took care of him over the past months. Family and friends can attend his Funeral Services at St. John's Catholic Church, 208 Matheson Street, Healdsburg on Friday, December 28, 2012 at noon. Burial immediately after mass at Oak Mound Cemetery, Healdsburg. Celebration of Life at St. John's Church Gymnasium, Healdsburg. Donations may be made to St. John's Catholic Church and SR Memorial Hospice in Joaquin's honor.