My name is Monique, and I am Joe’s youngest daughter.
It is with great sadness that I must let you know that Joe passed away early Saturday morning, August 25th 2012. He was at home and surrounded by his family.
Some of you may know about his courageous battle with leukaemia, which we thought he had won. But in April they found a brain tumour which was incurable. Back then, they told us he had 4 weeks, but Dad being Dad, he defied the doctors yet again and stayed with us for another 3 and a half months. The way he handled the news and the slow but steady deterioration of his health was an inspiration to us all. We were blessed to have the opportunity to say our goodbyes, and to have the chance to create some extra precious memories before time ran out. He also …