Sardinha, Joe (Jose)

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, son and brother

in Summerland on August 31, 2013 at the age of 52 . He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by Julie, his wife of 32 years, son Brian (Kristin) of Campbell River, BC and daughter Katie, mother Maria

and sister Ilda (Kevin) Kang of Kamloops. Also left to mourn are many nieces and nephews and grand-nieces

and nephews who shared a very special relationship with their “Uncle Joe”. Joe was predeceased by his father

Jack, in May 2011. Joe was born in Silvares, Portugal May 14, 1961 and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1965. He began working in the orchard at an early age and decide during his first year of university that farming rather than science was his calling. He married Julie in 1981 and together they started farming, leasing

orchards for 3 years before entering into partnership with his parents in 1984. In 1998 Joe’s parents retired and Joe and Julie took over the business. Joe was elected to the executive of the BCFGA in 2001 and became president in 2005. He served in the position for 7 years before stepping down to devote himself to other passions. The greatest of those passions was simply farming – he was happiest with a picking bag slung over his shoulders while harvesting his crop. Joe also enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with his family. He was eagerly awaiting the birth of his first

grandchild in October and his new role as Grandpa Joe. Evening Prayers will be held Friday, September 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm followed by Mass of Christian Burial,

Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11:00 am from the Church of the Holy Child, 14010 Rosedale Avenue, Summerland, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC. Condolences may be directed to the family through

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