Joel Pickering

22-May-1990 - 05-Apr-2020

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Posted by Mark Allen | 09-Jun-2020

It is so sad to hear of such a loss and I can't imagine how hard it is for all of Joel's family and close friends. I only knew Joel as an competitor on the soccer field but recognized him as a gentleman and gentle giant. I am very sorry for your loss.

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Posted by Lizanne Chicanot | 28-Apr-2020

My deepest condolences to Melissa, Theo, Jane, Harold, Eric and Joel's extended family.

I am an old university friend of Jane's. Jane was one of our first friends to have a baby and that baby was Joel. He brought such delight to Jane and Harold. I moved out to the west coast but would visit Jane and family in Kingston almost every summer and watched Joel grow from a toddler to a teenager to a young man. Like Joel, I am an educator and have been so touched by stories of his positive impact on those that he worked with. It is a very special thing to be able to provide such loving companionship and guidance to young people as they navigate school and their world. I am so sorry that you are no longer with us Joel but trust that you are in a good place as your soul continues its journey.

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Posted by Ann Buchanan | 23-Apr-2020

Dear Melissa, Jane ,and families, Sincere sympathies on the passing of Joel. His death was sudden and too soon. He will be missed. The video tribute is fantastic. Keep your memories close . I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. God bless !

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Posted by Sara Diederichs | 17-Apr-2020

Dear Melissa, wee Theo, Jane, Harold and Eric,

Our hearts will be with you tomorrow.

Remembering Joel's wry laugh, generous heart and warm presence.

Celebrating the joy he gave others and received from his beloved family and friends.

Sending you much, much love,

Sara and the clan Diederichs xoxoxo

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Posted by Scott & Nancy Van Luven | 15-Apr-2020

Our thoughts are with Joel's family and friends but there are no words to convey such an unimaginable tragedy.

Pick used to come around the house to hang out with Evan, Lewis, Scrut, Sears and others - we always appreciated his polite but friendly demeanor and quiet grin.

May memories of Joel bring you comfort through this difficult time and in the days ahead.

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Posted by Marie-Josee Gosselin-Gray | 15-Apr-2020

Melissa, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.


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Posted by Ken Ohtake | 15-Apr-2020

Harold & Jane, I just learned of Joel's death. My deepest condolences to you, Eric, Melissa and Theo. RIP Joel.

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Posted by Mathew Meyer | 15-Apr-2020

Joel was a amazing man to work with. He was excellent at his job and took it seriously. We had many laughs together and shared some great memories on the job and coaching. I remember figuring out that Joel's mom brought our 3 daughters into this world and that Jane held a special place in the Meyer house. Jane, you raised a wondeful young man who was a pleasure to work with on a daily basis. Melissa and Theo, my heart goes out to you both during this difficult time and pray that you would feel a sense of peace amidst all of this. Nahum 1:7

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Posted by Emile Flavin | 15-Apr-2020

I loved Joel’s sense of humour, which I know he shared with Harold and Eric. He knew how to deliver a witty observation, and his friendly grin and chuckle would always make me want to join in his laughter. Joel’s kind, calm, and caring manner made him a role model to me.

Among other fond memories, I will remember a sunny afternoon at Desert Lake I shared with Jane, Joel, Theo, and my parents last year. Joel cannonballed fearlessly off the dock and soon after reached for a beaming Theo, with whom he shared a long, happy swim.

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Posted by Jordan Derooy | 14-Apr-2020

I worked with Joel at LC. I cherish the time I spent with Joel. He was a gentle giant that had a huge heart for kids. My students loved him and it showed in the way that he made school such a fun place.

My deepest sympathy to Melissa and Theo. Thinking of you in this very difficult time.

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