With saddened hearts we announce the sudden passing of Joseph (Poppa Joe) on Monday, December 2, 2013, the loving husband of Doris for 67 years. He was the youngest son of the late Frank and Maria Doerner and brother to the late Frank and Carl Doerner. He leaves behind his sons, Bob (Karen) and Joe (Heather). He was a Poppa extraordinaire to his grandchildren, Aaron, Amber and Mag.
Joe served in the Royal Canadian Navy in WW II on convoy escort. In his continued dedication to the Navy, he became a co-founder and founding President of the K-W Naval Association.
Along with Joe’s father and brothers, they enjoyed a long career in the metal stamping business of Frank Doerner and Sons, Doerner Products and Northfield Metal Products.
Joe was a dedicated serviceman and businessman. His true gift was his extreme strength and love that shone on his family.
Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. with a Naval Association service at 7 p.m.
To honour Joe’s wishes a private family service will be held.
Condolences for the family and donations to Carmel of St. Joseph or the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre may be arranged by contacting thefuneral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.