With great sorrow the family of Joseph Burton Lidster announces his passing on September 1st, 2015 at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria. Predeceased by his sister Daphne Grisdale, brother-in-law Ron Grisdale, daughter-in-law Debz Lidster, and sister-in-law Marjorie Thorpe.
Survived by his wife of 62 years, Renee Lidster (nee McCuish), his children Karen, Susan (Rod), Joseph, and Jennifer (Matt). Grandchildren Sandra (Tony), Jen (Lee), Robert, Katie (James), Luke and Reid. Great Grandchildren William, Alexandra, and expected soon, Akaela. Brother-in-law Jack McCuish (Sheila), nephews Doug Grisdale, Deborah Sauro (Tony), Scott and Colin McCuish.
Joe grew up in West Vancouver and graduated from West Van High. He enjoyed all sports, especially running where he excelled. He received Industrial Relations Diplomas from Queen’s University, Ontario and William and Mary College in the US. Joe worked for the BC Telephone Co. for 27 years serving in a variety of management positions including Director of Industrial Relations. He was pursued by Cyprus Anvil Mining Corp., Faro, Yukon and was appointed as a Vice-President of the company. He then assisted in putting the coal port together in Prince Rupert. Joe ended his career as a Labour Relations Consultant. When Joe retired to Union Bay he became an active member of the community.
Joe loved life and displayed great humor. He enjoyed his many wonderful friendships. Joe is deeply missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held October 3rd from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Union Bay Community Hall.