February 20, 1946 – September 23, 2015
A tender soul has been called home. The family of Joe Lacourse are saddened to announce he quietly passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Joe was born February 20, 1946 in Port Alberni, B.C. He was well known and lived in Cumberland. The community which was his home and his family. Many people will recognize Joe for the years of dedication he put into his clubs and groups he so loved.
Joe was a long standing member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch (28), as well as many years with the Boy Scouts of Canada.
Joe was a very gentle soul, who had a quick smile and a hello for his many friends that passed him either riding his bike or riding the bus.
He loved to visit and socialize, which often took him to the King George Hotel or the Cumberland Legion.
For many years, Joe has taken part in Parades representing either the Legion Branch 28 or the Boy Scouts of Canada.
His passing will not go unnoticed by many. Joseph was predeceased by his father, Peter Lacourse, his mother, Margaret Irene Lacourse, his brothers Gilbert Bracconier and Arnold Lacourse.
He is survived by his brothers, Henry (Billie), Harry (Joan) and Tom. Also his sisters, Margaret, Jeannette (John), Mary Lou (Carroll) and Teresa (Bob). As well as many nephews, nieces and other relatives.
We would like to add a huge thank you to the Glacier View Lodge who took such wonderful care of our brother in his last days of life.
A Funeral Service was held at Christ the King Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 30 at 11:00am with the graveside service to follow at the Cumberland Cemetery.
A memorial tea was held at one of Joe’s favourite places, the Cumberland Legion Branch 28 following the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made the L’Arche Comox Valley, 1225C England Ave, Courtenay, B.C V9N 2P1.
Please visit www.piercysmtwashingtonfuneral.com to express your condolences or if you would like to share stories about Joe.