Joseph Giuseppe Petronio
March 19, 1935 – July 7, 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce that Joe passed away with his family by his side Tuesday July 7th at 12:45 at VGH. Predeceased by his sister Vilma, brother Dino, his mother and father. Lovingly survived by his wife Rosaria, his two sons Enzo and Dino, four grandchildren Michael, Marco, Bradley and Brianna. Also by his sister Elda, brother Georgio, sister in-law Livia and their children and grandchildren as well as sister in-law Rina, Renata and their family. He will be remembered by all his friends and neighbours. He emigrated to Canada in 1957. Always a hard worker, starting as an orderly at the hospital for 7 years and then was a Commercial fisherman. He went to BCIT and became a carpenter for 14 years. He moved to Oliver in 1978, built a house, established a vineyard for 17 years. After his retirement in 1955 he spent many happy hours working at his summer house in Horsefly. He had an amazing vegetable garden and lots of flowers. His one great love was fishing and sailing. A memorial service was held at Ocean View Chapel in Burnaby, July 12. Special thanks to the loving staff at VGH in ICU for the compassionate care he received and also for the words of comfort to the family. Also many thanks for all the cards and words of support from friends and neighbours.