“They guided us through as we grew up, taught us right from wrong.”Frank said the last time Joe visited the Toronto senior’s home where his 88-year-old mother Iris lives, he left a lasting impression on the staff members and residents.
Frank said his mother is having a hard time with the loss.“Even though we’re 51, we’re still always going to be her babies.
They initially wrote him off but Sarah knew Joe was a good guy and wanted to get to know him better.
They went on their first date at the Moka House in Cook Street Village and quickly fell in love.
Inland, the park offers many things to do, and visitors can spend a full day exploring attractions ranging from the totem poles at Brockton Point to the west coast sea life at the Vancouver Aquarium.
At the time, Joe was a hull technician for the Canadian Forces at CFB Esquimalt.
After a year of dating, he had to deploy overseas on HMCS Protecteur and was away for a total of nine months.“He told me to not be upset and not miss him too much,” Sarah said.
The couple met 11 years ago through friends at the Irish Times pub.
Joe, who was known for his dry sense of humour, made a joke to Sarah’s friend that fell flat.