DENNISON, Joseph Edward “Joe” of Maidstone, ON

With heavy hearts we announce the death of our beloved Joe who passed surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 21, 2019. He leaves behind his loving wife Virginia (nee McCauley) of almost 33 years. Also his two children, whom he adored, Kathleen Dennison (Dave Pereira) and Ken Dennison (Kim). Poppy to Zachery and Nathaniel was one of his proudest roles. Joe is predeceased by his parents, Ron (2017) and Marylyn (nee Moore) (2015), his brothers Jeff (2017) and Richard in infancy, and sister Rhonda (1975). Survived by his siblings, Mike (Bev), Louanne Nikita (Chris), Bill (Gloria), Debra Hankewitz (Tom), Mark (MaryLou), Denise Dennison, Tracey Meloche (Ron). Dearest son-in-law of the late Harvey and Evelyn McCauley and brother-in-law of Jim McCauley (Joyce), Brian McCauley (Karen), Robert (Karen) and Christopher McCauley. He was a loved uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Joe retired from Chrysler after more than 28 years of service. In retirement, he got to enjoy his love of fishing and his best time spent was being surrounded by his grandsons. Family was always the most important part of Joe’s life. The family would like to thank Dr. Rajkumar, Dr. Child, Dr. Kay, Dr. Aoun, and all of the incredible nursing staff that helped make Joe’s journey peaceful. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Saturday 5-9 pm and Sunday 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Joe’s life will be held from the funeral home on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 11 am. Interment to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to share their memories online at


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