Guest Book for Joe Charland

Provided by Island Funeral Home Limited O/O Simpson Funeral Home Limited

Posted by: Shannon ferguson
Mon August 29, 2016
My deepest sympathies to Joe's family and friends.  I respected Joe immensely, he will never be forgotten at NWC.

Posted by: Robert & Nicole Mader
Mon August 29, 2016
Dear Dianne,

Our sincere condolences to you and your family at this trying time.  We both have very fond memories of Joe over the several years we worked together.  He will be greatly missed.

Robert & Nicole Mader

Posted by: Andrew & Celine Harris
Mon August 29, 2016
Diane and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Joe was larger than life and he will be greatly missed and remembered by many friends here on the island.

Andrew & Celine Harris

Posted by: Garth Hay
Mon August 29, 2016
My condolences to you and your family.  Joe was a man I admired, and he will be greatly missed.

Posted by: Jennifer Knight-Blackned
Mon August 29, 2016
Diane & Family, please accept our heartfelt condolences! Joe was an absolutely incredible human being; he was an exceptional mentor for both of us. We always felt respected, honoured and encouraged in his presence. Thank you for sharing him with us. We miss you and love you xo Jennifer, Greg, Oliver & Ivory Blackned

Posted by: Todd Nadeau
Mon August 29, 2016
My sincere condolences to Dianne and family.  I was so saddened to hear of Joe’s passing.  Like many who knew him, I had the deepest respect for Joe and the incredible passion he had for helping people.

Posted by: Paul Delaney
Mon August 29, 2016
What a friend ... Joe came to me in Fort Simpson early in the year and provided me guidance and support , He stayed with me and he always shared his love for his family .

He shared share stories of his travels with the NWC and I hope you find peace knowing his family included all of us .


Posted by: Waylon Guevremont
Mon August 29, 2016
Dear Dianne and family,

My deepest condolences for your loss. It has been a real honour and pleasure to know and work with Joe. I always admired and respected him for his direct and KISS approach to work. I consider him a great mentor and true friend to me. I will always remember the morning huddle ups with his "words of wisdom" added at the end. I regret not able to see Joe and Dianne during their retirement years, I will miss you "boss". - love Waylon

Posted by: Greg & Paula Spence
Mon August 29, 2016
Dear Dianne & family,  
May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.  Our most sincere condolences.  
Paula & Greg (Moose Factory, ON)

Posted by: Kathy Faries-Quachegan
Mon August 29, 2016
Our condolences Dianne & the rest of the family.  So sorry to hear of his passing.

Posted by: Leona Fletcher
Mon August 29, 2016
Sending Condolences to the Family.

Posted by: Dave, Betty & Brent Gunner
Mon August 29, 2016
Our family stands with you in prayer, Dianne, as you and your loved ones mourn the loss of Joe. He was, as someone said, "larger than life" and his presence in the store led him and Brent into many lively discussions about the Leafs. His acts of kindness to the people here during their times of mourning will always be remembered with appreciation. May you be comforted by rich memories of your years together and the knowledge that others are praying for you and your family.

Posted by: Fortunat & Michelle Clement
Mon August 29, 2016
Our deepest sympathies to you Diane and family.  We have lost a friend and a great co-worker.  We will remember Joe for his passion and conviction in achieving success.  Joe will be greatly missed.

Posted by: Sherry & David Kean
Mon August 29, 2016
Dianne and Family,
So shocked to hear of Joe's passing! Our sincere and deepest sympathies. Needless to say, Joe left a deep impression on anyone who ever met him, even for the briefest of moments. He will surely be missed by all.
May your wonderful memories give you peace as you all go through this difficult time.
Love, prayers and hugs. May God help ease the pain in your hearts.

Sherry & David Kean
Fellow Nor'westers....

Posted by: Jim Wesley
Mon August 29, 2016
My Condolences to the Family. I had the pleasure working with Joe here in Moose Factory for the years he spent here. RIP my friend

Posted by: Phyllis Sutherland
Mon August 29, 2016
Sending my condolences to the Diane and the rest of family. He was a great contributor to the island of Moose Factory while he and his wife resided here. He will be missed.

Posted by: John Kishchuk
Mon August 29, 2016
My first boss, a wonderful neighbour, and a true friend.  Truly a 'larger than life' character!
RIP Joe, and my deepest condolences Dianne and family.

Posted by: Karen and Paul Spence
Mon August 29, 2016
Dear Dianne,
Our deepest condolences to you, your children, grandchildren and extended families. Joe was a kind, generous, loving and hardworking man who always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say. He will be dearly missed by all those whose lives he touched. We are thinking of you all at this time and sending loving thoughts your way. Karen and Paul

Posted by: Lee walker
Mon August 29, 2016
Dianne, our sincerest condolence to you  and your family....  Words are never enough, at times such as these.. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love Steve and Lee Walker

Posted by: Jewel and Lloyd Kelly
Mon August 29, 2016
We are in such shock after reading about Joe. I am at a complete loss for words. Our hearts are very heavy for Diane, Michael, James, and Julia, their spouses and families. We are so very sorry and offer our deepest and heartfelt sympathies. I have too many memories scurrying around in my head to be able to put some coherent thoughts together. Please know that we will keep you in our hearts and prayers.

Posted by: Mitch Breault
Mon August 29, 2016
Dear Dianne

We are so sorry to hear of your loss.  I am so happy however that I had a chance this spring how to tell you and Joe how much you mean to my family.  He will be sadly missed.

Mitch, Shannon and Zackary

Posted by: Mitch Breault
Mon August 29, 2016
Dear Dianne

We are so sorry to hear of your loss.  I am so happy however that I had a chance this spring to tell you and Joe how much you mean to my family.  He will be sadly missed.

Mitch, Shannon and Zackary

Posted by: Keith and Kay Malcolm
Mon August 29, 2016
Dianne and family,

Very sorry to hear of the loss of Joe. Our thoughts are with you all.

Posted by: Allan and Anne Marie Jamieson
Mon August 29, 2016
Dianne and family we are so sorry for your loss. We were shocked when we heard of his passing. We expected Joe to live to be a hundred. Although our time was short together I certainly learned a lot from Joe and am a better person because of his influence. We will always cherish the laughs we had together, especially the "Joe Factor"

Posted by: Sharon, Murray and Ken Trusler
Mon August 29, 2016
Dear Dianne and family
There is with great sadness that we feel as we write this condolence.
While we lived in Moose Factory for 6 years, Joe was the manager of The
Northern Store. He was always very kind, helpful and supportive with any
of our needs. Ken enjoyed being part of his staff and Joe was always an
encouraging and supportive 'boss'.
With our sympathy and prayers
God bless!
Sharon, Murray and Ken

Posted by: Lance Larouche
Tue August 30, 2016
Sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was a great man and will sure be missed. We send our love to Dianne and family from the Larouche family.

Posted by: Peggy Meiklejohn
Tue August 30, 2016
So sadden to hear Joe had passed away.  Condolences to Dianne and all of his family.  Joe was a store manager who I always enjoyed speaking with.

Sincerely, Peggy Meiklejohn, NWC

Posted by: Sandra Swallow
Tue August 30, 2016
Diane & family,

Sorry about your loss, I just heard about it today (Aug, 30th). Sending my love to the family.

Posted by: Barbara Macmillan
Tue August 30, 2016
As Joe said....One day at a time.....and he brought joy and kindness to those around him each and every day. My family is blessed with wonderful memories of my very special friend! He'll always be missed, but always be in our hearts. My love to Dianne and her family.

Posted by: Edward Kennedy
Wed August 31, 2016
Joe was an excellent Northern store manager who stood by his convictions and opinions on how we could be a better retailer. I valued his advice and admired his candor. Joe continued to work for us on relief assignments and continued to offer me his insights into new ideas for NWC. One of our truest Nor' Westers, Joe will be dearly missed by all of us. My thoughts and prayers go out to Joe's  family.


Posted by: Steven and Julia Jeffries
Thu September 01, 2016
My Dearest Dianne and family, Steven and I wanted you to know how very sorry we are to hear of the passing of dear Joe. He was a  brilliant man and there will never be  a better manager at Northern than Joe Charland.  He was so kind to Steven and he will be missed by so many in the community. We send our love and prayers.   Julia and Steven

Posted by: Sharon Louttit
Thu September 01, 2016
Diane and family:
I want to extend my condolences to you and the family. My thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time.  
Joe was a very friendly and caring man.  When he was here in Moose Factory at Northern, he served the people well.  You could always count on Joe for donations to any function that was held.  I/We missed him & Diane when they left.  Northern is not the same since.  God Bless you all.

Posted by: Paula and Barry Helmer
Fri September 02, 2016
Dear Dianne and Family
What a shock to hear of Joe's passing.  You both looked so happy and healthy when we met you last September on the island. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.  We will always remember our fun times out on Lake Panache.
Take care.
Paula and Barry

Posted by: Denis & Monique Levesque
Mon September 05, 2016
We wish to express our most sincere condolences to our brother-in-law Richard and to the members of the Charland Family for the passing away of Joseph. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as a gesture of support in these sad times.

Denis & Monique Levesque
Rockland ON