Joe passed away peacefully on January 16, 2013 at the age of 93 years. Predeceased by his wife of almost 70 years, Gabrielle in 2011. Survived by 13 children, 63 grandchildren and great- grandchildren and many other family, relatives and friends. Funeral mass, Monday, January 28 at 11:00 am in St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, 1320 Johnson Street, Coquitlam. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe's memory to Canuck Place would be appreciated. To leave a condolence please visit the family's online obituary at


Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jan. 20, 2013