With heavy hearts, the family announces that Joe passed away at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute on Thursday, January 19, 2023 following a brief illness.
He was only 71.
Beloved husband of Zella (nee Gough). Much loved Dad of Aaron (Ashley Kreze) and Poppy of Everett and Ellie. Dear brother of Faye Battiste Otto (late John Carpenter Otto) and Ferne Knight (late John). Son of the late Joseph and Barbara Rose (nee Penney) Battiste formerly of Corner Brook, Nfld.
Joe was born in Corner Brook. His life led him to a rewarding career in the Canadian Armed Forces. After retirement in North Bay, Joe and Zella made Arnprior their new home. He will be missed by family and friends. Joe had signed his donor card. Others now have a fighting chance because of Joe.
His final care has been entrusted to the
Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior.
His remains will be returned to his beloved Newfoundland later in the Spring.
In Joe’s memory, please consider signing your donor card or making a donation to the Arnprior Humane Society.