Joseph Octave Hormidas, “Joe”, was welcomed into the arms of our Lord on September 14, 2005. He was born in Fisher Branch, Manitoba, on January 21, 1931. Dad was predeceased by his two infant children, Albert and Louise, two infant grandchildren, two brothers and his beloved parents. Joe will be deeply missed by Lorraine, his devoted and loving wife of 52 years and their six children, Paul (Delaine) Milette, Anita (Steve) Gustavson, Denise (Pat) Dupre, Richard Milette, Monique (Rudy) van Berkel and Noella (Gerald) Vilac.
Dad was a loving Pepere to his 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He treasured the gift of his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. He also leaves behind his four brothers and two sisters. Family and faith were very important to Dad. He also enjoyed the wonders of nature and was an avid hunter. His retirement days were spent in giving of himself in service to his wife, children and church.
Our appreciation and “Thank you” to Drs. Newton, Kostashuk and Chan and the staff of MSA and RCH during Dad’s illness. Prayers will be offered on Monday, September 19 at 7:00 PM at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Ave., in Abbotsford, B.C., where the funeral Mass will take place on Tuesday, September 20 at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow at Hazelwood Cemetery in Abbotsford, B.C.In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Cancer Foundation or to Dad’s parish, St. James Catholic Church Building Fund would be most appreciated.
First Memorial – Aldergrove