It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Joe on Wednesday February 2, 2022 in his 82nd year. Joe is now reunited with his dear wife, Mary Schembri (2018) and son, Reginald “Reg”. Born in Malta to loving parents Lorenza and Anthony Schembri, Joseph immigrated to Canada in 1959. Joe is survived by his son Jammes “Jim” (Barbara). Devoted grandfather of Holly (Ryan Nelson) and Nathaniel Schembri, and great grandfather of Miles and Aleena. Joe was devoted to his family and his faith. Joe was a long-time dedicated parishioner and volunteer at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Parish in Brampton, a member of the Knights of Columbus and a past Grand Knight. Joe will be deeply missed by all his family, friends and fellow Knights.
Joe was a community minded person who gave his time with passion and energy.From the beginning, Joe volunteered with the same commitment as if it were a job. Along with other devoted parents he founded the Mississauga Terriers minor hockey club. In 2018, Joe began volunteering at the hospital in Brampton, Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness. Until the current wave of the pandemic, he volunteered twice a week and always told people he “worked at the hospital.” He was a long-time dedicated parishioner and volunteer of St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Parish in Brampton.
Family and friends will be received at the Scott Funeral Home “Brampton” Chapel, (289 Main Street North) on Sunday February 6, 2022 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm and from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne's Catholic Parish (115 Vodden Street, Brampton) on Monday February 7, 2022 at 10:30am. Joe will be laid to rest at the Meadowvale Cemetery. In light of the current global pandemic with the present restrictions placed on group gatherings by the government, attendance at the funeral home for the visitation and funeral service has been limited to a capacity of 36 guests. Please contact the Scott Funeral Home Brampton Chapel on Saturday February 5, 2022 from 10:00am to 11:00am to reserve a visitation time as space is limited. For the health and well-being of everyone, we respectfully request that attendees at the funeral home comply with current by-laws by observing social and physical distancing and wearing masks.
Your understanding, condolences and continued support are very much appreciated during this very difficult time. All are encouraged to share words of comfort, stories and photos with the family using the links above. In lieu of flowers, in loving memory of Joseph, please consider a donation to William Osler Health System Foundation.(https://oslerfoundation.org/)
Miss you Joe. Thank you for all your kindness at Osler, it was a pleasure to be around your enthusiasm, stories and simplicity. I knew you briefly, but you are unforgettable. Rest in peace now my friend, you will be missed for your generosity to the various community groups over the years.
So sorry to hear about Joe's passing, a very kind gentle man, always a smile and a hello from him when you walked into peel memorial hospital. He would come into tims for his snack, he will be missed 😢 😔