(1962 – 2022) – Suddenly on Saturday, March 19, 2022, we lost a beloved husband, father, grandpa, brother, and friend. He will be deeply missed by his wife Cheryl (nee Harper) of 35 years, his daughters; Michelle (Brian) and Jessie (Jake) and the new love of his life, his granddaughter Harper. Survived by his mother May, and his siblings David (Jeanette), Joanne (Mark), Donna-May, Barbara (Steve) and Carolyn (Scott) as well as 19 nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father Roy. Joe loved all things sports and refereed for over 40 years with the DMHA and loved his golf games with his crew. His smile and chuckle were contagious, and he will always be remembered for his easy-going nature and his ability to find the good in everyone. Visitation will take place on Friday, March 25, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. with Service to follow at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program in Joe’s name would be appreciated by the family so all kids can participate in what Joe loved most.
I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Brian Mic and I will sadly miss Joe as our 4th on the coarse and the few beers at the Friday night McCoy games
Going to miss my long time childhood friend not being able to yell “come on ref” and him searching me out and giving me that big grin. RIP Joe. Condolences to Cheryl and the rest of his family.
Our condolences to all the family.
We are so sorry to hear, way too young
Joe you will be missed. I refereed with Joe in the DMHA. He was truly one of the best.
My prayers go out to the Heslop family.
” Joe’s wings were ready…..our hearts were not “
My condolences for your loss
I’m so sorry for your loss. He was taken too soon. I remember how popular Joe was in the Dundas community, hockey community and among his family.
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Joe, always made earth inc feel taken care of. His kind face and contagious attitude was a wonderful reminder that everything will be alright:
Our deepest sympathies to Joe’s family. He will be missed as it was an integral part of the extended Mopal’s team. Always prompt and very attentive.
I’m so sorry to hear of joe’s passing. I knew him from all the plant deliveries he’s brought into the city for me over the years. He always arrived with a huge smile on his face and was always just such a pleasure to see. We’ve had many great conversations over the years. I will certainly miss seeing him. I’m so sorry for your loss.
From the Kings Valley Paving Family, our deepest condolences, may Joe rest in heavenly peace
My deepest sympathy to Joe’s family and his friends at NVK. For over 20 years Joe brought sunshine, care and great stories with every delivery. He was so delighted and proud of Harper. It is shocking that someone so strong is gone so young. I will miss Joe.
Very sad to hear of Joe’s passing. We will very much miss him. Always had a laugh with Joe when we were together handling shrubs and trees!!
Our prayers are with the family!
Love from Pine Corner Tree Farm Inc
We will miss Joe, this comes as such a shock. He was always cheerful and helpful; a real professional and a lovely person. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends, and colleagues.
Our sincere condolences to you Cheryl and family.
I am so sad to hear this news. Joe was always helpful, happy and chatty whenever he delivered plants to my clients’ sites. It was a pleasure working with him and hearing about his family & refereeing. A truly beautiful person. My sincere condolences to Joe’s family, friends and colleagues. He will definitely be missed.
We played hockey together as teenagers , great guy , always smiling , patient and good natured. Our condolences to the family.
What a terrible shock.
A true gentleman. Joe was always a pleasure to see at 645 AM on site the the day of plant material delivery.
Cheryl and Family , Heslops and Familes:
We are so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Joey he always had a smile and cheerful greeting. He surely will be missed by all. Big Hugs to all.
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you.
Cec and Cheryl
Our sincere condolences for your loss.
TO all the family of Joe I send you my condolences. Joe’s and my family spent a lot of time together in our younger days at the cottage and I still carry those memories with me of those times.
Walt and I were involved in the DMHA for 20 years. We were well acquainted with Joe as a referee. I remember the first time he brought his daughter to the Arena. He was a proud Dad. He was an awesome referee, was great with the kids and only used his loud voice when absolutely necessary. He was often a calming influence on the ice, especially with the Midgets and Juveniles. He will be missed.
Our sincere condolences for your loss. May he rest in peace.
Cheryl & Family,
My deepest condolences. Joe was a great guy, and long-time friend of my father, George. I know my father had the deepest respect for Joe and left the DRA in his more than capable hands before moving to Sarnia.
I’d like to think that Joe and George are reunited and reffing a game in the big rink in the sky.
Dear Cheryl and family
Our sincere condolences at this difficult time. Such shocking news.
Joe’s smile and contagious laugh will be missed. When I first started at Connons, I think every weekend he was busy with reffing and being devoted to bringing his daughters to their sports and activities.
We pray for comfort and strength for you all in the days and months ahead.
We are very saddened to hear of Joe’s passing and send our heartfelt condolences to Joe’s family and all his friends at NVK. Joe delivered plants to our nursery for over 25 years. It was always great to see Joe. He always had a smile, some stories and treated us like friends. We had some crazy complicated deliveries and Joe always was light-hearted, very organized and pitched in. He made the hard work fun. We will really miss seeing Joe this spring. Best wishes from Chris and John Lepard
We are very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. When he came to our nursery to pick up plants, he was always the optimist that the load would fit, and it did. We enjoyed catching up on his family’s latest news over a quick cup of coffee. He was especially proud when he shared the picture of his new granddaughter.
Our condolences to Joe’s family and his friends at NVK,
We will miss him,
Ted and Johanna
Our Deepest Condolences to Cheryl and Family. Our Thoughts and Prayers our with you at this difficult time
I’m so sad to hear we have lost Joe. He was wonderful to work! Always happy, helpful and positive. I will miss our chitchat during deliveries.
We have truly lost one of the best people. I worked with Joe for over 30 years and he was always cheerful and willing to help any one. His smile and laugh were contagious. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace my friend.
We have lost a great friend ,Ref and baseball player. You will be missed.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Cheryl and family, Heslop family
So sad to hear of Joe’s passing. He was always smiling and laughing every time we ran into each other. He will be greatly missed, way too young.
Don & Donna
So sad! We will miss you Uncle Joe. Always remember your big smile and laugh. Everytime I watch a bluejays game I will think about you. Will never forget you taking me to my first Blue Jays game. Thoughts and Prayers are with the whole family.
Our sincere sympathy to the Heslop family in your great loss Our prayers are with you Len and Susan King and family
Cheryl and family,
So sorry to hear about Joe passing away. Hugs, thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
To Cheryl and family,
Our deepest condolences on the sudden passing of Joe. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Barb and family, I am sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. I am thinking of you during this difficult time.
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies.
very saddened to hear of Joes passing Cheryl.
Sorry to hear of Joe’s passing! Our condolences. We will miss him. He always had a smile when he came to Verbinnen’s to pick up orders.
So very sorry to hear this news. Condolences to his family and friends. Joe was a great guy and will definitely be missed.