JOSEPH WILLIAM QUINN
Chief Warrant Officer RCAMC (Retired)
February 8, 1921 - June 12, 2023
He passed peacefully with his devoted daughter Donna by his side.
Dad was a proud Canadian Veteran. He joined the army in 1937, served in WWII and the Korean War. After 37 years in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, he retired to become Ambulance Supervisor and Purchasing Agent at Haldimand Memorial Hospital, Dunnville, Ontario. After retirement they moved to Whitby in 1984 and then to Stittsville in 1990. Dad was a proud member of the Korean War Vet Association, Unit 7.
Dad was the most kind, thoughtful, caring, humorous, witty, and courteous man to all who had the privilege of meeting him. He had a full life, well lived and so enjoyed, true to his motto ‘be positive.’
Predeceased by his beloved wife, Edith (2015), his sister Lois Beed, sons-in-law Sam McInnis, Neil Hare and Terry Lyle as well as numerous sister and brothers-in-law.
Joe is survived by his loving daughters Gloria and Donna and was the loving and very proud Grandfather to Shannon McInnis (Sean McIIveen), Tyson Hare (Alyssa Meress), Ashley McInnis (Jennifer) and D’Arcy Hare. He was so happy and proud to be Great-Grandfather to Ceili McIIveen, Sam McIIveen, Jayden McInnis, Sebastian Hare and Bodhi Meress-Hare. They all loved to hear his many stories and adventures of his long (102 years) life often calling him for his opinion or advice (especially Sean, for gardening tips!). He was also survived by his brother Don, sister-in-law Gertrude Gladney and numerous nieces and nephews. Fondly remembered by Terry’s children and their families.
Dad was very active at the Perley Health where he lived for the past 1-1/2 years since a fall necessitated him to use a wheelchair. He participated in every activity he could from painting, clay work, singing and music. He joined every event he could fit into his busy social calendar, including physio as he was determined to stand again with encouragement given there by the exceptional, caring staff. He was always positive and never got discouraged.
His family would like to thank all the staff involved in his care on Rideau 1 North and elsewhere at the Perley Health. He was always treated with exceptional care, kindness, respect and compassion. He cared for all of you deeply as he always expressed his appreciation to you.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Perley Health Rideau Veteran’s Unit or the Ottawa Heart Institute would be greatly appreciated.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., reception to follow. Please contact Tubman Funeral Homes for more information. Tributes, donations, and condolences may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com