June 3, 1932 – March 20, 2016 Joseph (Joe) McCluskey passed away peacefully on March 20th at the Comox Valley Hospice, surrounded by loved ones.
Survived by his darling wife and lifelong companion of 60 years Joan Marie McCluskey (nee Gray), five beloved children: Lee (Shirley), Ellen (James), Susan (Ahmet), Jo-Ann (Bill) & Carolyn (Ron); nine loving grandchildren: Erin, Shannon, Ryan (Angelica), Brendan, Connor, Aylin, Sara, Kieran and Sasha, and a dear sister Doris Burgess. He is predeceased by parents Leo & Estelle McCluskey; sisters Mary, Etta, Alice, Adeline and his brother Henry (Hank).
Joe was born in Tetagouche, New Brunswick, joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1953 and served with merit for 34 years. During his posting in CFB Moose Jaw he served on the ground crew for the Snowbirds. He retired in 1987 in Comox, BC as a Warrant Officer. Joe had a great passion for gardening. He was also an enthusiastic and longtime member of Comox Valley Rebels slow pitch teams.
A private memorial service will be held at Comox Valley Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre. Joe will be laid to rest at the Courtenay Civic Cemetery in Courtenay, BC. A special thanks goes out to the staff at the Comox Valley Hospice Society, and his doctor, Dr. Bradley Harris, for their care and support.