Joseph Meier, beloved husband of Doreen Meier of Calgary, passed away peacefully at his home on November 29, 2003 at the age of 68 years.
He was born the eldest of ten on December 20, 1934 in St. Walberg, SK (Loon Lake area). Joe spent forty-six years with Cana Construction, Burns and Dutton, beginning as a Carpenter Apprentice and graduating through the ranks of Foreman, Project Superintendent, General Superintendent, Branch Manager and Vice President of Commercial Operations in both Saskatoon and Calgary. He left his trademark on many projects throughout Western Canada until his retirement in December 1999. Joe held various positions on boards including Carpenter Apprentice training in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Saskatoon and Calgary General Contractors Association and was Past President of the Saskatoon Construction Association. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus since 1964; he served terms as Charter Grand Knight, past Chapter President, Faithful Navigator, and became an Honorary Life Member. He chaired many fund-raising projects and was a willing volunteer especially at St. Patrick’s Parishes in Calgary and Saskatoon. Joe loved nature and enjoyed an active lifestyle, participating in golf, curling, attending football games, and traveling. He leaves behind a legacy of commitment to his faith and an unparalled work ethic.
As a devoted husband, father and family man, he leaves to mourn his wife and friend of forty-seven years, Doreen, Daughter, Dianna (Larry) Hounjet of Saskatoon, SK and children; Lindsay and Ashley; Son, Wayne (Diane) of Regina, SK and children; Renae, Tania and Clayton and great granddaughter Tanessa; Son, Dean (Emily) of Milton, ON; Daughter, Joyce (Rex) Herring of Welland, ON, and children; Jennifer and Victoria. Elizabeth, Mary, Techla, Delores, Theresa, Richard and Alphonse and their families will also mourn the passing of their dear brother. Joe was predeceased by his son Gary, mother Angela, father Max, brother Alois, and sister Rita. He will be sadly missed by all whose lives he touched and he will continue to be the wind beneath our wings. Special thanks to the home care nurses that assisted the family.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and tributes at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at 6:00 P.M. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (1414 Shawnessy Boulevard S.W.) on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at 1:00 P.M. with the Rev. Wojciech Jarzecki, Presider. To forward expressions of sympathy go to: www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society.
In living memory of Joe Meier, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences