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Joseph  (Joe) Henri Delorme

 

Joe H. Delorme a resident of Kenora, Ontario, passed away suddenly at the Kenora District Hospital on August 30th after a brief illness. He was born on August 22, 1930 in St Boniface, Manitoba and moved to Kenora at a young age.

 

Joe is predeceased by his wife and soulmate, Terry and long time partner Lois Bowerman.  Left to mourn Joe’s passing are son, Murray (Janet) Delorme, Grandchildren: Jeffrey (Michelle), Jeanine (Jordon) and great grand-daughter Amelia Tilley, and Monique. Also mourning Joe’s passing are sister Mary Ellen Lemay (Medric), and lifelong friends Larry and Pauline Switzer.

 

Joe started his work career with the Department of Highways working East of Kenora near Nestor Falls and after two years was hired by the Mando paper mill where he worked for 38 years in various departments. 

 

Joe enjoyed his grandchildren, traveling, hunting, fishing year round, camping with his fifth wheel, and taking trips to Venice, Florida; Homer, Alaska; and visiting London Bridge in Lake Havestow. Joe and Terry spent their winters in Arizona, with their special places being Tortilla  Flats and Sedona.

 

 Joe enjoyed driving for work and pleasure. He took meticulous care of  all his vehicles and ensured they were always in top working condition. He especially enjoyed taking athletes to track and field competitions to Winnipeg and all across the country. He was their number one fan.

 

Joe was always there to help whenever there was a project taking place, whether it be building a house, constructing docks, or cutting the grass for a friend. He lived life to the fullest, made every minute count and made many friends along the way.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Gardener Block in Kenora, Ontario 

Date TBA

 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation, 21 Sylvan Street West, Kenora, Ontario. P9N 3W7 would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Memory drifts to

Scenes long pass

Time rolls on, but 

Memories last.

Sunshine passed, shadows fall

Love’s remembrance 

Outlasts all.