March 5, 1961 – July 8, 2014
With great sadness ,Joe left us suddenly and tragically.
Joe was born to Dallas & Gerry Lafreniere in Grand Forks, B.C. along with his twin sister Maureen. Between the two of them they weighed 7lbs. He was one of nine children. Predeceased by his father Gerry Lafreniere, his mother Dallas Lafreniere (Bannert) and his brother Marcel (Debbie).
He is survived by his brother Gerry (Cheryl), Val, Shelly (Lloyd) Dundas, Julie (George) McMillan, Maureen (Gerry) Shaw, Dan, David (Angela) along with many nieces and nephews too many to mention. Along with his Aunties.
Joe went to school in Surrey, BC. His dad, Gerry, was a carpenter where Joe and his brothers learned to excel at the trade. Along with his brothers Gerry & Dave, they went overseas to Japan & Korea to build log homes as well as numerous other homes over the years.
Upon leaving Surrey Joe came to Grand Forks Cooking was something he really enjoyed. He loved to fish , had an incredible sense of humor, could do “Alf” so well he had people convinced he was Alf. Making people laugh came very easy to Joe. Joe was Joe. We wish him a blissful journey on.
A celebration of his life took place on Saturday, July 12, 2014.