Girard, Joseph L. ‘Joe’
It is with great sadness, we announce the sudden passing of Joseph L. Girard, a wonderful dad, grandpa, great grandpa, brother, and friend on June 4, 2020 at the age of 86 years. Joe was born on September 9, 1933 in Scott, SK.
He was predeceased by his parents; Joseph and Mary Girard and by his siblings; Eugene (Betty), Gladys, and Leo Girard (Elizabeth). Dearly loved, Joe is survived by his children; Carol Paul (Steve), Michael (Sharon), Cathy and Kelly Girard (Darrin), grandchildren; Gary, Adam (Kenzie), Eric, Tony (Chelsey), Jordan, Brandon (Kelsey), great grandchildren; Jessica (Tyler), Brayden, Ainsley, Connar, Tanner, Aeden, sisters; Beverly Girard (Bernie) and Wanda Girard as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
In respecting Joe’s wishes there will not be a funeral service; cremation has taken place at Whispering Pines Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Wilkie, SK at a later date.
Joe was a proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces serving for almost 34 years before retiring in 1985. He settled in North Bay, ON where he enjoyed a long retirement. He was very involved in his community. He was a long-time member of the North Bay Cardiac Fitness Club, the Royal Canadian Legion, and the Amateur Radio Club. He loved talking with people on his ham radio and enjoyed travelling throughout Canada visiting family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, we ask you to honour his memory through acts of kindness. Donations in Joe’s memory can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the North Bay Cardiac Fitness Club, or the charity of your choice.
Online condolences can be made at www.mcguintyfuneralhome.com
HE WILL BE MISSED