Joseph ‘Joe Stanley Forrest
September 17, 1947 – January 9, 2019
FORREST, Joseph ‘Joe’ Stanley
It is with heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of Joseph ‘Joe’ Forrest on January 10, 2019 after a brief illness. He passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, with his loving family, wife Dorothy and his son Joey, whom he idolized, by his side.
Joe was born on Sept 17, 1947 to the late Stanley and Isabel ‘Babe’ Forrest of Florence.
Joe was a kind and gentle soul. He worked at Devco for 35 years until its closure in 2000. His hobby and passion was in antique custom cars. Joe was an avid member of the Cape Breton Antique & Custom Car Club and enjoyed taking his cars to local car shows.
Joe is survived, and will be missed, by his wife Dorothy (Devoe), son Joey (Emmaly); brother Tom, Halifax; sisters, Myra, Sydney Mines, Isabel, Bras d’Or; mother-in-law, Stella Devoe and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brother James, sisters Mary and Thelma as well as father-in-law Albert Devoe.
We would like to extend a special thank you to the physicians and nurses of the emergency room, ICU and Dialysis team of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for their care and compassion given to Joe. Also a sincere thank you to Rev. Peter Rafuse and Mary Lou MacDougall for their spiritual care. We are truly grateful.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4pm on Friday January 18, 2019 at Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, 8 Clyde Ave. Sydney Mines. A small prayer service will be held at the end of the gathering with Rev. Stacey LeMoine officiating. Burial of his cremated remains will take place at a later date. Online condolences can be forwarded to Joe’s family by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com.
Your wings were ready, but our hearts were not.
Dorothy (Devoe) Forrest,
Isabel ‘Babe’ (O’Neil) Forrest,
Joey (Emmaly) Forrest,
Myra and Isabel,
Mary and Thelma,
Joseph is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Joseph ‘Joe Stanley Forrest 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: sydney mines, Province: Nova Scotia