Peacefully surrounded by his family at Bluewater Health, Joseph Black went home to be with his Lord and Saviour at the age of 80.  Beloved husband of 52 years to Valerie, (nee Devereux).  Cherished father of Christine (Paul) Campbell, and Sharon (Mike) Stone.  Treasured grandfather of Jordan (Danika), Brenden and Craig Campbell; Aaron (Carolyn), Natalie, and the late Matthew Stone.  Loving great-grandfather of Levin, Sophie and Matthew.  Dear brother of Molly Black, James Hanley and Eddie Hanley.  Predeceased by sister Hessie Steele and brother Francis Hanley.  Joseph was a member of Temple Baptist Church for  52 years. He was a loving husband, awesome dad and granddad; and a faithful follower of Jesus.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 30, 2014at Temple Baptist Church, 1410 Quinn Dr, Sarnia, at 1:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place prior to service. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.  Sympathy may be expressed through donations Honouring the Memory of Joseph Black to Iris Ministries Canada – Iris Malawi Primary School Extension, 10 – 1425 Abbeywood Drive, Oakville ON L6M 3R3 or online at (cheques only if donating at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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