Joseph Holtfoster

Joseph Bernard Holtfoster

Monday, August 14th, 1933 - Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
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HOLTFOSTER, Joseph - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday November 17, 2020 surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 87. Beloved husband of the late Heather (2018) in their 60th year of marriage.
Loving father of Carolyn (Michael) Boivin and Richard (Sandra) Holtfoster. Cherished Grandpa of Kendal Holtfoster, Brooklyn Boivin and Trey Boivin. Predeceased by his parents Bernard and Mary Ellen Holtfoster. Loving sister of Hilda (Harry) Dyas. Predeceased sisters Mary Salter, Loretta Kelly, Theresa Mosier, Joan & Bunny Legree, Margaret Tkaczuk (survived by Phil), Veronica Murray and Ann & Gerald Prout. Dear brother- in- law of Ruth McLean, Georgina Harding, Allan (Eleanor) Anderson and Edward Anderson.
He will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Heartfelt thanks to the staff from Palliative Care for the
kindness and compassion given to Joseph and family during this difficult time. Cremation has taken place through Armstrong Funeral Home.
A private family interment will take place at a later date. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by Joseph's family.
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    Resurrection Mausoleum PRIVATE FAMILY ONLY
    355 Taunton Road East
    Whitby, Ontario L1N 5R5
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Emilia England (Sintich)

Posted at 06:08pm
Richard and Carolyn. So sorry for your loss. May all the wonderful memories bring you comfort. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. xoxo

Bruna Armstrong

Posted at 04:07pm
Richard & Carolyn,
As your forever neighbour, growing up across the street from the Holtfoster's brings a smile to my face. Our families sure shared some laughs over the years. Your Dad was always helpful, smiling, and joking. You are both very lucky to have had such a great Dad, with such great memories. He will be in your hearts forever, and you'll never stop talking about him or your Mom. Their stories live on through us. Virtual Hugs until we meet. Love Bruna

Carol King-Shaw

Posted at 07:58am
Carolyn and Richard, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father, he was an amazing icon at the cottage and will sadly be missed. I loved his hugs and visits at the cottage. Rest in peace Joe, you are now with Heather. Sending our condolences to you and your family. Sending many hugs - Carol King-Shaw and family

Carolyn Boivin

Posted at 11:09pm
Dad you were a caring, loving, & supportive husband, dad, & brother. Mom & Dad’s main treasures are their 3 grandchildren.
They were always there for them with love, generosity, and understanding all wrapped up in FUN.
He had ears that truly listen, arms that always hold, love that’s never-ending, and a heart that’s made of gold.
We miss you Dad/Grandpa! Our memories will bring back smiles.❤️
Love Your Gang 💕

Mark Rich

Posted at 04:13pm
The deer camp up North (Tin Shack) Golden Valley ,( the farm) Powassan or the (Trapline camp) Nipissing, was an annual event for many years for Joe , I have found memories of him and those hunts. RIP Joe, Mark Rich and family

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