It is with great sadness that the family announces the peaceful passing of Joseph, surrounded by his loving family at the Brantford General Hospital on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the age of 84. Beloved husband and best friend of Shirley (nee Lalonde). Loving and devoted father of Steve (Tia) Szak, Greg (Zoe) Szak, Sharon (Mark) Swysgood and Cheryl Smith. Cherished grandfather of Sarah, Evan, Dustin, Jennifer, Andrew and Matthew. Proud great-grandfather of Gabe, Grayson, Theo and Suri. Much loved Poppa of Ollie. Dear brother of Paul (Cathy) and Annie. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family members and close friends. Joe was a plumber by trade, but became part owner of Eagle Golf Club Repair for many years. He was passionate about golfing and loved his family, he will truly be missed. The family will receive friends at the TOLL FUNERAL HOME, 55 Charing Cross Street, Brantford on Monday, July 22, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 3:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Joe can be made to the charity of your choice.