Obituary of Joseph Robert Wright
Joe Wright of Regina, SK, formally of Vancouver, BC passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at the age of 70 years. Joe fought a courageous battle and is finally at rest. He was predeceased by his parents George and Isabelle Wright. Joe will lovingly be remembered by his partner of over 20 years Diane Gielis; his children Jennifer and Adam; siblings Ken, Roberta, Doug and Richard; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Joe was born and raised in Vancouver. After completing his BA in commerce and Chartered Accountant designation he spent his early career working as an auditor. Joe changed careers working as a realtor up until his retirement.
Joe tirelessly volunteered his time with the Cystic Fibrosis Society who recognized his over 25 years of dedication and work with the National Breath of Life Award.
He loved and enjoyed people and life. A social man, Joe enjoyed life and those around him sharing both his love, time and hobbies, making deer sausage, deer jerky, beer, wine and cooking. He was adventurous and open to trying new things. Joe enjoyed target practice with the cross bow, skydiving, collecting guns, hunting, trapping, riding horses, and snowmobiling. He became a very good marksman.
Joe was always there when someone needed a helping hand. He helped many families and friends including the disabled with their income tax. Joe enjoyed traveling later in life, especially to Mexico.
Joe was an amazing father, loving partner, brother, uncle and friend who will be missed by all who knew him. We will miss his quick wit, sense of humour and expressions unique to certain situations and people as well as his unique emoticon texts. Joe was a funny guy who enjoyed joking with people. He was intelligent and a good debater, who loved the exchange and enjoyed the banter. Joe was a problem solver and could fix anything.
Joe spent summers at the cabin on Sakinaw Lake on BC’s Sunshine Coast with his children, family and friends. He was generous with family and friends in sharing the cabin. Joe insisted on stopping at Persephone’s on the way to the cabin. He also enjoyed fixing the cabin on Cypress mountain he shared with his brother. Joe enjoyed the outdoors and was active up until he got sick. We can picture him having KFC, a beer and an evening smoke on the deck. He enjoyed going out for Chinese with families.
His families and friends in Saskatchewan and B.C. will hold private celebrations of life. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.