Joseph Makosiej

1923– 2011

Dad was born March 12, 1923, 88 years ago in Wierzawice, Poland. He married mom (Maria) on June 29, 1946, 65 years ago. He had a hard life in Poland and during the war, was in the underground Army and was a prisoner of war. Dad immigrated to Canada on December 17, 1959 at the age of 36, to join his wife, Maria and 2 children in Lenvale, Saskatchewan. They moved to Campbell River 18 years ago.

Dad was very happy in Canada and worked hard as a carpenter. He loved his family, friends, fishing, hunting and sharing his homemade wine with company. They were blessed with 4 children; Kaz (Ania), Halina (John), Andy (Patti), Mark (Lori), 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. He left behind his sister and family in Poland.

A special thanks to Dr. Rob Ramsey and all the nurses and staff on 2 North at Campbell River Hospital. Also, thank you to all the Home Care Support Workers.

Prayers will be held on Sunday, August 7th at 6:00 p.m. from St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, where funeral mass will take place on Monday, August 8th at 10:00 a.m., followed by burial at Elk Falls Cemetery.

Island Funeral Services

Elk Falls

Cremation and Reception Centre


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