Joseph William Zacharko November 23, 1927 - February 2, 2013 Passed away peacefully in Sechelt, BC. Predeceased by wife Ingrid (2002) and a son Gregory (1997), parents Andrew and Helen, as well as brother Peter and sisters Ann and Olga. Survived by son Daryl of Palm Springs, CA; granddaughter Rhiannon of 100 Mile House; Sisters Mildred , Doris, Jennie and brothers Ray and Ed - all from Alberta - along with many nieces and nephews . Born in Lamont, AB in 1927 to a family of nine siblings, Joe later became the lone "coastal" family member in 1949 - as he built a tough earned career as a Faller up and down the BC Coast. Together he and his adored wife, Ingrid raised their family in Pender Harbour and later Squamish, BC - returning to the Sunshine Coast in '78. In his 85 years, Joe left good memories with all those he touched - which was many. Big in stature, great in spirit and gentle in heart. He will be missed more than words can say. As Joe wished, no service will be held. Have him live on in the best of memories. No flowers by request. Sincere gratitude to St Mary's Hospital and VCH Homecare teams. Donation of a gift in memory to the St. Mary's Hospital Foundation if you choose at donations@StMHF.org, or 604.885-8637.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Feb. 9, 2013