After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Jose Manuel Dias Pacheco Jr. passed away on Tuesday, January 14th, 2003.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Johanna, and his children, Tony (Brandie) Pacheco, Tammy (Antonios) Siganakis, and Paul Pacheco Senior and siblings Maria (Joe) Guerreiro, Richard Pacheco, Armenio (Gail) Pacheco and Louisa (Peter) Robb.

Joe was predeceased by his mother, Maria in 1999. He leaves many nieces, bephews, aunts and uncles. Joe was born on October 3, 1948 in Algarve, Portugal and at the age of 12 he travelled to Canada and moved to 100 Mile House, B.C. Years later he was hired at Ainsworth Lumber and worked for the company for over 30 years, eventually becoming the manger of the Finger Joint Mill in Abbotsford.

Joe was active with the Knights of Columbus for many years and was a devoted Catholic. If he wasn’t at home, or in Las Vegas you could find Joe doint volunteering for different causes. Along with his volunteer work he had been involved with the scounts for 15 years. Joe also spent numeraous years fostering children. He touched several of their hearts and will be sadly missed by many of them, especially Celina.

The immediate family would like to thank all the family, friends and Knights who were there for support and comfort during Joe’s illness. Prayers will be held Friday, Janu;ary 17th, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Ave., Abbotsford, B.C. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated from St. Ann’s at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday January 18th, 2003. McLean’s Funeral Services in care of arrangements.

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