Joseph Alexander “Joe” McKelvie, 79, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Saturday, March 23, 2002 at La Verendrye General Hospital. He was born Nov. 25, 1922 in Fort Frances.
Joe had lived all his life in Fort Frances. He had worked at the local paper mill and was the fire marshal there until he retired. He was a veteran of World War II, having served overseas with the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada.
He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 in Fort Frances. He also enjoyed watching hockey, and was very active in minor hockey in the district. His passion was his family.
Joe was united in marriage Aug. 24, 1949 to Irene McCaig, who survives along with their four children, Ellen (John) Reid of Mississauga, Ont., Jackie (Randy) Mosley of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and their daughters, Nicole Mosley and Tanya (Sean) Gagnon and their daughter, Jalen, Rick (Vicky) McKelvie of New Brighton, Mn., and their sons, Ryan, Chris, and Zach, and Sheri (Kurt) Thornton of Surrey, B.C., and their children, Austin and Emma.
Also surviving is his brother, Ernie McKelvie of Fort Frances, Ont.; sister-in-law, Sylvia McKelvie; brothers-in-law, Carl Shabatura, Dave (Barbara) McCaig, and Doug (Joanne) McCaig; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Stella McKelvie; brother, Walter; and sister, Ailene Shabatura.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Fort Frances, with Rev. Marion McCreadie officiating.
The Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 “Colour Party” will perform their Legion Tribute following the service.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice.