Peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, April 14, 2013, Joseph G. Bezzina (Papa Joe) at the age of 90 years.  Beloved husband of Maria Lourdes Bezzina.  Loving father of Rita Christie (Ron), Monica McKee, Teresa Wilson (predeceased), Amadea (predeceased), Gerry Bezzina (Vi), Alex Bezzina (Mary Brigid), Amadea Ewer (George), Jane Myers (Joe), Joe Bezzina (Lorie) and Cecilia Stephen (Tim).  Dear grandfather of 22 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.  Dear brother of Tony Bezzina, George Bezzina (Ina), Lee Bezzina (predeceased), Reno Bezzina (predeceased) and Charlie Bezzina (Imelda).  Dear brother in law of Josephine and Carmen Bezzina. Joe loved God, his Maria, his family and gardening.  A special thank you for the wonderful care received from all the staff at the London Regional Cancer Centre especially Dr. R. Shearer, Dr. K. Potvin as well as the CCAC E shift Palliative Care Team.  Visitors will be received at the John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London on Wednesday evening from 7-9 o’clock.  Funeral Mass will be held at St. Justin’s Catholic Church, 855 Jalna Blvd, London on Thursday morning at 10 o’clock.  Interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery.  Donations to The London Regional Cancer Program C/O London Health Sciences Foundation or to St. Anthony’s Padua Mission Aid (1320 Leslie St, Ste. 100, Toronto, ON M3C 2K9, charitable registration Number 12534-5744-RR0001) would be appreciated.

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