Hamilton; RCAF, WW II; Dalhousie University, 1953; general surgery. Died April 9, 2017, aged 91. Survived by his partner, Susan Nucci, 4 children, 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 stepchildren and 3 step-grandchildren. "He practised in Hamilton from 1957 until 1996, primarily at St. Joseph's Hospital. After closing his active practice he continued to assist with surgeries until age 75. At Joe's request, his body was donated to the McMaster University medical school."