Joseph John BAUR

BAUR, Joseph John It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Joe, dear husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, on December 8, 2012 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. Joe was born to the late Albert and Kathleen Baur in Toronto, Ontario. His early schooling was in New York, Philadelphia and St. Michael's School, Toronto. In 1944, at age 17, he joined the Canadian Navy and almost immediately saw service in the North Atlantic until the end of World War 2. Later in his naval career he served in the China Sea during the Korean War. After retirement, he attended UBC and UVIC receiving a B.Ed. He then taught at Victoria High School for 22 good and busy years. Joe was an enthusiastic curler. He was also a member of the Archeological Group, working on numerous local digs and was keenly interested in his View Royal community, serving on the Emergency Response and Trails and Parks teams. He was instrumental in founding the View Royal Archives. Joe will be remembered for his sparkling sense of humour, dreadful puns, commitment to his community and his deep love for his family. Predeceased by his son Tony, he is survived by his loving wife, Louise; sons Colin (Dani); Michael (Allison); daughter-in-law Mechthild; daughters Stephanie (Dean); Kathy (Patrick); sister Joan; 13 grandchildren 5 great-grandchildren who were the light of his life. At Joe's request there will be no funeral but a family gathering to celebrate his life will be held at a later date "Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put out to sea"
Published in Victoria Times-Colonist from Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2012