Jozsef (Joe) Barina

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BARINA, Jozsef (Joe) Joe was born December 16, 1943 in Obid, Slovakia, and passed away peacefully in his sleep March 14, 2011 in Maple Ridge, BC. He is greatly missed and loved by his cherished wife of 17 years, Donna; daughter, Rita Mogyorosi; stepdaughters Danae (Geoffrey) Hudson; and Deserae (Flavio) Kataro; granddaughters Kaitlyn (9), Hailey (7), Sophie (4), and Sylvie (3), and a grandchild due in April. He is also survived by his son Zsolt Mogyorosi, and grandsons Adam (18) and Daniel (14). Joe was a fine furniture maker, meticulous in his trade, and had a love for all types of wood. He was an avid boater and built his own small boat in Hungary 40 years ago. More recently, he refurbished the interior of his last boat to perfection, and enjoyed numerous summers on Hot Jazz with Donna. They also loved to travel internationally during the winter months, especially to warm waters, where they enjoyed snorkeling, fabulous cuisine, and wonderful wines. Joe was a great storyteller and adored spending time with his granddaughters. Special thanks to the many Doctors and Nurses whose care and compassion was most appreciated during these difficult months. In lieu of flowers, donations to God's Littlest Angels Canada ( www.canadahelps.org/ ) in Joe's memory would be greatly appreciated.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Mar. 26, 2011
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