Joseph “Joe” Christopher Mearns passed away unexpectedly on January 18, 2016 in Port Alberni at the age of 84 years.
Joe is survived by loving wife, Georgina; children Jolynn and Monty; granddaughter Miranda (Jim); great-grandson Cole; as well as numerous grandchildren, extended family, and friends. Born and raised in Port Alberni, Joe worked for 50 years as a logger until his retirement in 1996. During his retirement, Joe was able to enjoy time with his family, as well as his many hobbies. He enjoyed oil painting, carving, and gardening. He also loved the farm life and tending to his cows. Joe will be greatly missed by his family and all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Following Joe’s wishes, a private family service has taken place. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joe’s memory to tbe Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, B.C. Division, 1501-4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC., V5H 4G7. Condolences may be offered to at www.chapelofmemories.ca