Service

A celebration of Joe's life will be held January 8th at 2:00 p.m. at the Bellamere Event Centre, 1260 Gainsborough Road, London.

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Donations

If desired, please consider a donation in Joe's memory to the Kilee Patchell-Evans Autism Research Group at UWO. Please remit directly to the charity, link and address below. Complete and send the form on this page to notify family of your contribution.

 

50 Years

CARING • HELPFUL • TRUSTED

Josiah Norris

Death Notice

NORRIS, Josiah Gilbert July 14, 1925 - December 28, 2013 Joe died peacefully at home after a wonderful life. Predeceased by his dear wife of 54 years Rosamond (Duffield) in 2005, and his son Graham (Martine) in 2008, he is survived by Anne (Steve), Trish (Hugh), David (Lauren), Barb (Craig), Heather (Mike), as well as by Peter Yates, who shared his many interests and was like a son to Joe. He also leaves 14 grandchildren and two "greats" who adored their "Cappa"; as well as many nieces and nephews on both sides of the Atlantic. Growing up in England, Joe was captain of his cricket, rugby and field-hockey teams and went on to become a Mosquito navigator with the RAF. He was an avid sportsman happiest chasing a ball, casting a rod, tying flies, flushing birds or playing tennis, all of which he did until his final year. He was co-founder of the London Squash Club, a 50-year member of The Caledon Mountain Trout Club and a long-time member of the London Hunt & Country Club. As a successful businessman Joe was founder of Nordel Interiors and Window Film Systems. Joe was seldom idle. To relax he loved a killer cryptic crossword, a competitive hand of bridge, cricket matches on his computer, making jam and excursions to his favourite country markets. The "best time of the day" was by the fire with family, friends,and more recently with his dear friend Pat McFarlane who has given him much joy and companionship over the past eight years. Most of all Joe was practical, kind; a great father and friend to many. A celebration of Joe's life will be held Wednesday, January 8th at 2:00 p.m. at the Bellamere Event Centre, 1260 Gainsborough Road, London. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, please consider a donation in Joe's memory to the Kilee Patchell-Evans Autism Research Group at UWO.