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Joseph Phelan

March 19, 1953 - November 8, 2016


It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Joe. He was predeceased by his parents Patrik and Mary Phelan (nee Burchael) and is survived by his wife Tamara, his children Rob, Bryan (Angela) and Andrea (Jeff). He will also be sadly missed by his grandchildren Brayden, Austen, Bronwyn, Liam and his brother John (Brenda) and sisters Mary, Irene (David) and Joan.

Joe was a fun loving, generous man who touched the hearts of all that knew him. He will be missed forever. There will be a Graveside Service on November 18, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, 2347 Cedar Road, Nanaimo followed by an open house reception from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at the Phelan Residence, 1580 Freda Street in Crofton.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Audrey Thurber and her daughter Sally Steeves
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

I was so sad and shocked to hear about the passing of Joe. He was a wonderful gentle man that gave special care to my mum, Audrey, at the Chemainus Health Care Centre. I always enjoyed seeing him with all the residents there. He had such a wonderful quiet manner and treated everyone with special tenderness and an extremely caring approach. He always put my mum in bed for the night and she called him her “man” and was always happy to see him on the floor. Such a great loss of a fabulous person. My hearts go out to all his family, children and grandchildren. He will be missed by all. With great sadness and sympathy, Sally Steeves.

From: Barry and Margaret Chapman
Relation: Co-worker

We were very sad to receive the phone call from John about Joe’s sudden death. It came as such a shock. Joe and I worked together for many years. at the COOP. We were able to get out on the golf course a few times and had great times with lots of laughs, once with Rob and Bryan who showed me a thing or two. Joe was a very gentle soul and always stayed so calm in difficult situations. I can see how that was a very important skill when he went into training as a home care attendant. He will be missed very much. Our sincere condolences to Tamara, Rob, Bryan and Andrea.

From: Linda Kitzul
Relation: my formal boss at the co-op

MY sincere condolences to his family,Joe was my boss at the co-op.

From: Sheila Mason ,Sue Mc Leod Rosemary Adams
Relation: We knew Joe from Chemanius

Tamara & Family We send our condolences to You & your Children We were sad to hear of Joe’s sudden passing ,I know you’ll have many lovely memories of Joe. Our Thoughts are with You . Take Care
Sheila Mason Sue McLeod & Rosemary Adams Both You & Joe took very good care of our Mom Joan Adams & We Thank You for that

From: Guy Rolph
Relation: Worked with Joe at the Harewood Co-op .

I’m sorry to hear of the passing of Joe. I worked with Joe at the Harewood Co-op in Nanaimo in groceries . The gift that Joe had was that he was a great golfer and fun to watch. My condolences to Joes’ family .

Service Schedule

  Graveside Service

Date & Time:
November 18, 2016
Beginning at 11:00am

Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens
2347 Cedar Road
Nanaimo, BC Canada

2347 Cedar Road
Nanaimo, BC Canada

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