It is with deep sorrow the family announces the death of their beloved husband, father, grand-father, great-grand-father, Joseph G. (Joe) Colazzi, of Hornepayne, ON. He passed away in the long term care, at the Hornepayne Community Hospital, on September 10, 2023, after a long bout with Alzheimer’s.
He was born in Clute, Ontario on December 18, 1926, and lived his entire life in Ontario. Joe married Elvine Genier on July 4, 1955 and went on to have three children Moreen, Cheryl and Wyatt. He retired from the Ontario Northland Railroad in 1985.
He is survived by his wife Elvine, nee-Genier, his son Wyatt Colazzi (Gina ), two daughters, Cheryl (Randy) Browne, and Moreen (Robert) Cox, five grand-children, Jeffery Colazzi (Amanda), Corrine Colazzi (Kaleb), Trevor Browne (Gretchen), Angele (Jamie) McDonald and Mathew (Tania) Cox, and eleven great-grand children.
He is pre-deceased by two grand-sons Christopher Cox, Vernon Browne and eleven brothers and sisters.
He was a loving family man and enjoyed the time he spent with them.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the great outdoors.
Joe is being cremated and a graveside service will be held on September 30 at 2 pm, at the Hornepayne Cemetery. A gathering will follow at the Legion Hall in Hornepayne.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or the Hornepayne Community Hospital will be greatly appreciated by the family.