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Joseph Shea

Joseph Patrick Shea

October 15th, 1949 - April 17th, 2020
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Obituary

It is with deep sadness that the family of the late Joseph Patrick Shea announces his passing. Joseph passed away at the Baie Verte Peninsula Health Centre, Baie Verte, NL on Friday, April 17th, 2020 at the age of 70 years.

Predeceased by his parents - Thomas & Stella Shea; father-in-law - Michael James Downey; siblings - Florence Traverse (William John) and Madeline Traverse (Clarence) and siblings-in-law - Frankie Downey, Elizabeth Sampson, Lizann Shea, Elias Downey and George Baggs.

Left to cherish many wonderful memories his is wife of 33 years - Lorraine (Downey) Shea, Fleur de Lys, NL; son - Josh Shea (Nikita), Brent’s Cove, NL; two precious grandsons - Ethan & Lukas Shea, Brent’s Cove, NL; mother-in-law - Mary Francis Downey; siblings - Thomas Shea (Lene), Gerald Shea, Peter Shea, Lucy Tobin (Pat), Edna Belliveau (Raymond), Ruby Cousins (John), Carmel Alyward (Lloyd) and Maryann Downey; siblings-in-law - Morris Downey, Fabian Downey (Carmel), Don Downey (Jody), Teresina Baggs and Mike Downey (Jackie) as well as a large circle of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

A special thanks extended to the doctors, nurses and staff of the Baie Verte Peninsula Health Centre and the staff of the Cancer Unit at the Central Newfoundland Regional Hospital, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL for their care of Joseph over the years.

Due to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, the Public Health Advisory and associated restrictions, we regret to announce that there will be no Visitation or Mass of Christian Burial at this time.

As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joseph's memory to the Children's Wish Foundation, Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter, 221-31 Peet Street, St. John's, NL, A1B 3W8.

We encourage extended family and friends to share condolences, memories and/or photos to Joseph's memorial wall, available on our website. All items will be documented and displayed in our personalized guestbook and presented to the Shea family.

"Every fear will be undone and death will be no more, as songs of the angels bring you home before the face of God."

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Foster Funeral Home, 22 Main Street, Baie Verte, NL.

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Bet Lewins

Posted at 09:35pm
Lorraine and the Shea Family
Please accept my sincere sympathies on the passing of Joe.
Hold on to all the wonderful memories and laughs .
His suffering is over and may Joe Rest in Peace.
Love,
Bet Lewins
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Pauline Sandberg

Posted at 09:52am
Lorraine and Josh and family, it goes without saying that Fleur-dys-lys will not be the same for me visiting the harbour and looking for his red truck, last trip in November chasing him around , turning around three times before we finally followed him home for our visit. I think I drove him crazy but I loved him dearly. He was sooo good to me when I had Aunt Gert’s despite him telling me “ Do you spose you talks too much.” Think he was the only person who could say those things to me and not get my Shelley temper up. When we visited in November he said he wouldn’t know where he’d be wouldn’t for you Lorraine and I was struck by his deep love for you. Take comfort in knowing he will not suffer ANYMORE; Rest In Peace my friend, it is well deserved⚓️
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Phil & Bob Joseph

Posted at 06:55pm
Peter and families,
Our deepest condolences to you and your families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Keep the memories close to you hearts. God bless you.
LH

Liz Hobbs

Posted at 02:19pm
So sorry to hear about Joe, we had lots of laughs with Joe over the years at Mary’s and Emeline’s , he had a way with words and had the best sense of humour ever, the world will certainly miss him for sure. Rest In Peace Joe , Liz
PB

Pierre Bourguignon

Posted at 10:23am
Sorry to hear of joes death,our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
Kay & Pierre
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