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MORNEAU, Joseph "Joe"


Joseph "Joe" Morneau passed away peacefully in his sleep on the evening of January 26, 2019 in Kelowna, British Columbia at the age of 81.
Joe was born on January, 3, 1938 in Morinville, Alberta to his parents, Edmond and Laura -Ellis Morneau. Joe moved to the lower mainland at a young age and called New Westminster, British Columbia home along with his ten siblings.
Joe had a long twenty-seven year career as a federal corrections officer and on his days off enjoyed fishing on the Fraser River, camping at Harrison Lake and soaking up the rays at White Rock Beach. He was an advid hockey player in his younger years and ref'd until he hung up his skates. In his later years Joe enjoyed travelling south and was a yearly memeber of the security team at Merrit Mountain Music Festival "A favorite event of his"
Joe is survived by his four sons, three daughter in-laws and six grandchildren and will be missed by many.
A private celebration of life for Joseph Morneau will take place this summer as per his wishes.
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Condolence Messages
  • Apr 05, 2019
    I remember Joe not as well as some of the messages I have read. But Queens Park is where I spent a lot of time, playing lacross, I didn't play hockey, as I couldn't skate fast enough. I met my gal there, Helen Craven, age 13, Jan 7th 1955, ice skating. To the family of Joe, he will be back in the earthly resurrection, as Jesus Promised at (see John 5:: 28, 29 ) Paul G Lacny former 13th Avenue Lad, near 6th Street Burnaby
  • Apr 04, 2019
    Always enjoyed being around " Joltin Joe" when we were kids at Queens Park Arena in New Westminster. All though he was several years older he always had time for everyone. We had a lot of fun when we were younger back in the 50's.Joe had a 56 Chevy that he would pick me up in and we would go down to White Rock and cruise the Briney. This man left New West in the late 50's to go to play hockey in Prince Albert with the Mintos. Not only was he a good player, he could skate with the best of them. Joe had a powerful wide stride and was hard to move off the puck. My father the great Walter "Babe" Pratt, used to say of Joe, if you would open the end boards of the Rink you've find Joe in Ottawa, this boy can skate. He had a million dollar pair of legs. In today's game Joe would of been a natural. Joe who came from a large family, respected everyone. He will be sorely missed by a lot of admirers. See you soon Joe, make room for us! Tracy Pratt.
  • Jan 29, 2019
    Remembering Joe from his Queens Park Days.
    Rest in peace.
    Fred Sankey