JOSEPH HULSE
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HULSE, Joseph
At home, on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 at age 90 years. Much loved husband of Adeline. Life-long concern for the poor and hungry led to a rewarding forty year career in International Development. Private service and cremation has taken place.




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Published in Ottawa Citizen on Oct. 26, 2013.
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January 9, 2014
I shall always remember Jo as a very soft, gentle and kind person. Enjoyed working with him on an ICSU Committee.
Maureen Brennan
December 9, 2013
So saddened recently to learn of the passing of Mr. Hulse. Such fond and happy memories of working with him and all his AFNS folks. My thought is that because of his many examples of how to live a good and decent life he made better people of us all.
Shirley Dillabough
November 19, 2013
Dear Mrs. Hulse,
I was hired by your husband in January 1984 after completing my studies at the University of Ottawa. My first "grown up" job was as his Administrative Assistant when he was Vice-President, Reseach Programs at IDRC. Working with Wanda Green and Alan Sauder, the four of us were a formidable team. Mr. Hulse's reputation as a man who enhanced the lives of people in developing countries shall not be forgotten. He was a hard taskmaster, but also an example of someone who was determined to make the world a better place for everyone. I learned so much under his guidance. My deepest sympathies.
Micheline Groulx
November 15, 2013
It is with great sadness that I learned only today of Joe's death. He was our first visiting professor of international development at the university of Waterloo in 2008. The experience was so positive that we invited him back again in 2009. The students loved him and continued to speak of him over the years. He was a great man. May he rest in peace.
Larry Swatuk
November 7, 2013
Dear Addie, along with all others I send condolences and warm wishes - but the memory of Joe will always inspire. With great affection I can say Joe was one of the most memorable, larger-than-life, and charismatic persons I've ever had the privilege to know and to work with. He was a great mentor who helped many of us in our careers. He is missed greatly, here in Canada and also worldwide. In development, he was always ahead of his time.
Gordon MacNeil
November 7, 2013
My sincere condolences to the family. I recall Mr. Hulse from my years at IDRC - I remember him as the well respected, elegant and sophisticated man and always in his bow tie. My condolences.
Karima Allache
November 6, 2013
Joe had an incredible drive to make AFNS the best we could be and to contribute to development. I count myself lucky to have worked for him and to have had his support during my early years. Many of us also know how crucial your support was, Addie, in allowing Joe to make such a difference in this world.
Doug Daniels
November 4, 2013
My condolences to Madame Hulse.
Your husband was fierce in his determination, and he ran a strict office. But it was hard to take him too seriously when he came in the office dressed in his bicycling attire. I learned a lot. We are all different. He made a big difference to many.

joanne cardin (secretary at IDRC)
October 31, 2013
It is a great loss for everyone that knew and worked with Joe Hulse. For me he exemplified committment and dedication to agiculture and international development. He was a role model for many of us. His work has greatly contributed to the alleviation of poverty and hunger. His legacy lives on.

My sincere condolence to his wife and family.
Berhane Kiflewahid
October 29, 2013
Hello Addie

My deepest condolences to you but I remember like yesterday our get togethers at your house with food drink, so many ice creams and of course lots of conversation and getting to know the other side of all of us. Knowing you both and working for so many years with Joe were some of the best times of my life. He will be missed.

Brian
Brian Davy
October 29, 2013
Mrs. Hulse, I, also, am very sorry for your loss. The AFNS family was and is very special to all of us ... led by such a fine man.
Donna Bickford
October 29, 2013
I remember fondly the many discussions Joe and I had during the publication of his last book. He will be missed.
Bill Carman
October 29, 2013
Long before Joe became a pioneer and leading force at IDRC, he played a similar role at The Canadian Hunger Foundation. That was the beginning of mutual respect and a long-time friendship with Mitchell Sharp.It is impossible to count the number of similar relationships Joe had with others across Canada and around the world.

My condolences to Addie.
Jon Church
October 28, 2013
Dear Adeline. I'm so sorry for your loss. Mr. Hulse taught me so much during my 17 years of working with him. John and I still remember your kind engagement party for us in your back yard 37 years ago. We are enjoying our lives here in Tsawwassen BC so if you ever make it out to the Vancouver area, please feel free to give us a call at (604) 943-2255.
Lots of Love
John and Wanda Green (nee Huff)
Wanda and John Green
October 28, 2013
An exceptional person, warm, welcoming and a gifted gentle man
Ron Ayling
October 28, 2013
Aline and I were deeply saddened to learn of Joe`s passing. He was a true inspiration, mentor and guiding light for me during the 25 years that I spent at IDRC. Our association began when he flew to Winnipeg in early 1971 to interview me, and the rest is history. A great man who will be sorely missed by his friends and colleagues, and the development community.

Gerry Bourrier
October 28, 2013
Dear Addie,
I was so sorry to learn of Joe's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Joe had a powerful impact on my career. I learned a great deal during the three years we worked together, and I often think of him and his wide ranging interests in development. Donna and I wish strength and peace for you in the coming days and months.
Allan Sauder
October 28, 2013
Joe, a brilliant scientist and remarkable human being, inspired so many of us who had the honour of knowing him. I count myself lucky for having been one of "Joe's Boys" - a beneficiary of his support and encouragement, especially in my early career. Always forthright, you could rely on Joe for an honest opinion and sound advice. I send my heartfelt condolences to Addie and all who were close to him, he will be greatly missed.
Geoff Hawtin
October 28, 2013
When I first met Mr. Hulse, I was fascinated by his desire to work in partnership with researchers in the LDCs to better the lives of the poor farmers. He passionately believed that the greatest gains could be made by improvements in the post-harvest part of the agricultural sector, and I believe he was a pioneer in that area. Dear Addie, I hope that many happy memories of your life together and the knowledge that you looked after him to the end, will make you feel at peace.
Mary Beaussart
October 27, 2013
Dear Addie

In October 1972, exactly 41 years ago this month, I was up a ladder in Franklin Centre, Quebec picking apples. My father came out to the orchard to tell me that when I knocked off for lunch I should call a Joe Hulse's office in Ottawa about a job interview. My life has never been the same since. Joe has been an ongoing inspiration to me and seldom has a week gone by when I don't think of one or another of the lessons in living that I learned at his elbow over the years we worked together.
Hilary and I have so many sweet memories of your and Joe's hospitality at Featherstone Drive and for Hilary the shopping jaunts you shared and that wonderful excursion to your Toronto haunts.
We wish you only the best in health and happiness.
Robin and Hilary Hallam
October 27, 2013
Mr. Hulse left behind a legacy of great work and better people. He was a remarkable man, a very fine man, and well ahead of his time in understanding that international development was a partnership among people. Mr. Hulse was a man you were always proud to say you knew. Goodbye Mr. Hulse, and thank you. Chris MacCormac, Manila
October 27, 2013
Joe had an enormous influence on my career- from the time I joined IDRC as a Sorghum Project advisor in Ethiopia in 1973, during my thesis research in India on Sorghum nutritional quality in 1980, and in joining the AFNS team in 1984.Joe was always a powerful force in helping me focus my priorities. My condolences to Addie
Ken Riley
October 27, 2013
My condolences to the family. I recall Mr. Hulse from my years at IDRC - a fine gentleman indeed.
Pat Trites
October 27, 2013
We all know what Joe did for AFNS and for recipients of international development funding. Not only did he shape policy, he helped shape many careers. I never worked with a better group of professionals than the ones he hired and turned into a cohesive team at IDRC. Farewell, Joe.
Paul Stinson
October 26, 2013
My deepest condolences for your loss. I worked at IDRC for many years during Mr. Hulse's time there. His commitment and drive were an inspiration.

Danielle Vinette
Danielle Vinette
October 26, 2013
We have been out of town and were sorry to hear of Mr. Hulse's death, on our return. We have been neighbours for many years.
Joanne & Ron MacPherson
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