Fairhurst, Joseph James “Joe”

In the company of his family on October 31, 2012 at 86 years. Much loved husband of 64 years to Lillian. Devoted dad of Leslie and her late husband Jim (1997) Paterson and the late Joey (1968). Dedicated and treasured “Mr. Joe” to Michael Paterson & wife Nicole and Paul Paterson & wife Sarina. Adored Papa of Grace and Ava Paterson. Predeceased by parents Lillie and Harry. Dear brother of Winnifred & husband Jack Pickup. Brother-in-law of the late Bruno, survived by wife Audrey Casanova and the late William, survived by wife Connie Casanova. Cherished “Uncle Joe” to his ten nieces. Joe will be sadly missed by his early morning coffee buddies and golfing friends. He was always ready to enjoy and spend time with his many friends who affectionately knew him as Big Joe or Mr. Joe. He was a veteran of WW II and was a highly successful fastball player and athlete. If you so desire, donations to Windsor & Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation-Seeds4Hope would be appreciated by the family. Visitation Sunday 2-5pm & 7-9pm. Funeral Service Monday 11:30am at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave.South Windsor, 519-969-5841.IntermentGreenlawnMemorialGardens. Share memories, photos or make a donation at


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