MOAT, Joseph Pape
January 12, 1918 – August 14, 2011
Joe passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at Glacier View Lodge. He was born in the city of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in England and was a veteran of the Second World War. During the war he served as a navigator aboard a Royal Air Force maritime patrol aircraft and met his future wife Sheila who was stationed at the same base. They married in 1944 and immigrated to Canada in 1947.
Joe did another 10 years of military service in the Royal Canadian Air Force and owned an appliance repair business for 15 years before he retired in 1982. He was a kind and gentle man that set good moral examples for his family to follow. Predeceased by his parents, his seven siblings and Sheila, and survived by his sons David (Heather), Brian (Ali), Ian (Gloria), Alan and daughter Janet (Dave). He is also survived by nine grandchildren.
Much heartfelt gratitude goes out to the staff members at Glacier View and Cumberland lodges for the kindness and considerate care they gave to Dad and our family members.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Comox Valley S.P.C.A. would be appreciated.