Joseph Wagoosh (Fox)

Died: Tue., Jun. 27, 2017


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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

In Loving Memory of
Joseph Irving Wagoosh (Fox)
August 9, 1932 – June 27, 2017
A resident of M’Chigeeng

Joe died peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre at the age of 84 years in the loving arms of his family.
Loving husband of Grace Wagoosh (Fox) of 54 years. Loving father of Craig, Catherine, Patricia (Billy),
Joey Jr. (predeceased), Ivan John (Patricia),
Billy Joe (Nina), and Carol.
Cherished Grandfather of Vanessa, Henrietta, C.J., Megina, Jenna, Sara, Amy Sophia, Jimmy John, Stephanie, Katrina, Buffy, Tyrone, Georgia, Billie Jean, Jolene, Bryton, Christopher, Sierra, Serenity, Journey, Shirlene, Angus,  Aiyanna, Takoda, Bailey, Rachel, Aaron
Great Grandfather to Henry, Xavier, Celina, Ethan, Astrid and many, many relatives and friends.
Joe was born in Cockburn Island, and is predeceased by his parents Sara Migwans, William Wagoosh,
and siblings Ivan Wagoosh and baby sister.

Joe was a wonderful, conscientious, committed, hardworking, kind, generous man. He spent 12 years at Garnier Residential School, in Spanish.  He worked in Wawa, in the Sudbury Mines, a band councillor for M’Chigeeng in his younger years and later worked consciously for many years as a Mental Health Worker for all communities as an Addictions Counsellor.  He became a Deacon of the Roman Catholic Church in 1977; and an AA member for 45 years;
Joe and Grace travelled extensively after they retired. Travelling to Yugoslavia, The Holy Land, Europe,  went on a Baltic cruise were in the countries of Russia, Denmark, Copenhagen and Germany. When in Switzerland in 2010 they attended the Oberammerergau Play. They also travelled to  Orlando, Florida, Mesa, Arizona, Nashville, Tennessee, New Mexico and parts of California to the Dominican Republic, throughout most of Canada  and most recently spent a month in Arizona.
The highlight of Joe’s life was when he received the  blessings of the Pope in Midland on September 1984.

Visitation from 2pm Friday at Immaculate Conception
Church, M’Chigeeng.  Funeral Mass at 11am Saturday July 1, 2017.  Burial at M’Chigeeng Cemetery.   In Lieu of Flowers, donations to "Wagoosh Grandchildren " a Post Secondary School Fund which can be made at BMO.

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Tracy Hammell
   Posted Fri June 30, 2017
Dear Carol: I am so very sorry to hear of your father's passing. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Take care,
Tracy

Doug McCarthy
   Posted Fri June 30, 2017
Dear Grace,
So sorry to hear about Joe's death. He had such a wonderful presence which will be missed by many. I will offer a Mass for him and keep you and your family in my prayers. Sincerely, Doug McCarthy

carol ann
   Posted Fri June 30, 2017
Dear Grace and family, I am so sorry to hear about Joe's passing. May you all find comfort from The Lord Jesus and each other.

Georgina Nahwegahbo
   Posted Fri June 30, 2017
To Grace & family; our sincere condolences for the loss of ur Soul Mate, father, grandfather & great grampa. May ur memories be of precious times, of laughter & down times. Joe will be missed by all who knew him for his kindness, and spirituality. He will be missed by us too. Be strong as time moves forward without him.

Carla miller
   Posted Sat July 01, 2017
Sending sincere condolences to you and the family ❤️

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