It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Lenord Herbert (Joe) Jarvis.
Life partner to Valerie Love. Beloved Dad to Jennifer O’Neil and Janet Martin (Steve), lovingly remembered by their mother Shirley Jarvis. Cherished Papa to Eric (Taylor), Austin (Jammie) and Josh. Dear step dad to Jamie and Tammy Love. Survived by his best friend and brother Ralph (Doris) Jarvis. Predeceased by his siblings Dorothy Pierson, Doris Willits, Marj Grant, and Bill Jarvis. Remembered by his many nieces and nephews.
Joe was a General Motors retiree having started in the boys group at 16 yrs of age. He was partners with his brother Ralph operating Wishing Well Farm and Wishing Well Fabricating. In 2010 Joe was inducted into the Ontario Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame and a former president of OQHA. He was dedicated to the horse industry in Ontario running horse shows for North Oshawa Horse Club (5 points), Area 4 QH as well as the prestigious Quarterama.
Creating memories with his family was a passion for Joe whether it was Great Wolf Lodge, helicopter rides, car shows, whole family birthday dinners or papa night at the local fair. And don’t forget the DQ cakes because every day was a perfect ice cream day. In the past few years Joe took up the craft of leather-smithing. Once again his generous heart was always gifting the creations which included key chains, leather plaques, beautiful roses, dog collars and other customized pieces. Nurses, doctors, friends and family all have one of a kind personalized gifts.
Joe was a resident of Hampton for over 60 years.
Saturday January 6th there will be a Celebration of Life at Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville. We will be welcoming friends from 1 – 4 pm.
In keeping with Joe’s casual lifestyle we invite everyone to attend in their favourite western attire. Yes we welcome and encourage those tight fittin’ jeans (he loved this Conway Twitty tune)
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. The family wishes to express sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses of Lakeridge Health for their dedication, care and compassion.