He passed away peacefully in his sleep at home, where he was most comfortable being.
He was a loving and devoted family man who was a wonderful husband of almost 50 years, an amazing father and a proud grandfather.
His quiet kindness, easy going and playful nature endeared him to all that knew him.
He enjoyed watching sports, reading the newspaper and was always up for a round of his favourite card game with friends and family. He was hard working and always busy with a project of his own or lending a helping hand to others.
We miss him dearly but his memory will live on.
A private family service will be held at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Joseph's memory can do so to Parkinson Canada or The Michael J. Fox Foundation or any other charity of choice.