Monday, July 20, 2009
SLOBODA, Joseph 1926-2009 Peacefully on July 17, 2009 in the West Island of Montreal in his eighty-third year.
Joseph will be missed by his wife Amy (nee Gallichan), children Louis (Christine), Michael (Christine), Stephen (Wendy) and Sheila (Richard Boivin) and grandchildren John, Laura and Elaine; Jack and Suzanne; and Richard, Samantha and Joseph (Boivin). He was predeceased by his parents Louis and Anna and brother Frank and leaves behind his sisters Ann, Mary and Jenny. Joseph was born in Holic, Slovakia. He accompanied his mother to Canada when he was three years old. They joined his father in Arvida, Quebec where Joseph spent his formative years.
He lived briefly in Tillsonburg, Ontario before joining the RCMP and settling in Montreal where he met Amy. In 1951, Joseph and Amy were married and he went to work for Canadian Steel Wheel. Joseph also worked for Excell-O and lastly, the Bank of Montreal from which he retired in 1991. Joseph was a big sports fan and supporter, coaching minor-league football in the West Island for a number of years. He also was fond of reading, walking, the great outdoors and aviation.
A private cremation will take place. A visitation will be held at: The visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. followed by a service at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2009. Reception to follow after the service."We shall not cease from exploration, And the end of all our exploring, Will be to arrive where we started, And know the place for the first time."
Montreal Gazette from 7/20/2009 - 7/21/2009
& Vet Merle Armstrong
'Maintain Our Memories'