It is with heavy hearts that the Porter family sadly announces the passing of their beloved Joe, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
At the age of 83, Joe peacefully passed at the Greater Niagara General Hospital with his family by his side.
Joe was a loving husband to Loretta (nee Veale) for 58 years and a devoted father to Sandra (Jamie) Burns and Shawn (Roxanne) Porter; cherished Papa of Elizabeth O’Neill (nee Burns) and Benjamin Burns, Adam, Allison, Emilie and Eric Porter and great-grandfather of Elle; dear brother of Neil (Winnie) and Michael (Peggy) Porter of Port Colborne, Carlotta Cordy and Charles (Sylvia) Porter of Florence, Nova Scotia.
He was predeceased by his parents. Theodore and Rose Porter; brothers, Theodore, Colin and John, and sisters, Rosalie, Rebecca, Sarah and Clare.
Joe was a veteran of the Korean War and was employed at John Deere Welland Works, retiring after 32 years of service. The highlights of Joe’s life were the precious moments he shared with his grandchildren.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the care givers of Para Med, March of Dimes, Dr. J. Child and Dr. G. Zimakas.
Relatives & friends may call at J.J. Patterson & Sons Funeral Residence, 19 Young Street, Welland on Friday, February 24th, 2017 after 11 a.m.
A Funeral Mass will follow at the Parish Community of St. Kevin at 1 p.m., with interment to follow at a later date.
Memorial donations in Joe’s memory may be made to Hospice Niagara, the Royal Canadian Legion- Poppy Fund or charity of one’s choice.
On line memories and condolences at www.jjpatterson.ca.
As a memorial tribute, a tree will be planted through The Niagara Woodlands Restoration Program. A tree grows – memories live.