Obituary of Joe Grill
Joseph “Joe” Anton Grill passed away peacefully on Monday, May 1, 2023, at the age of 90. In the precious days before his passing, with his family by his side and while being cared for in the Pasqua Hospital Palliative Care Unit, there was much reminiscing, laughing, crying and music playing. Joe knew how much he was loved. He is a cherished husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin.
Joe is survived by his loving wife, Dolores; children, Keith (Sharon), Greg (Cindy) and Cindy (Lorne); grandchildren, Trevor (Tara), Shayla (Matt), Justin (Alex), Marina (Ryan), Tyler, Chad (Kailey) and Kole (Megan); great-grandchildren, Silas, Jasper, Makeda, Lily, Macy, Valen and Sutton; and great-great-granddaughter, Thea; siblings, Katherine, Trudy (Wayne) and Stella (Alan); and sisters-in-law, Lorraine, Bernadette, Angie (Al), Lorraine, and Claudette. He was predeceased by his parents, William and Theresa (nee Bolen) Grill; siblings, Marianne, John, Gerald, and Bill; brothers-in-law Andy, Jim, Steve, Stan, Eugene; sisters-in-law Muriel, Marilyn, Vivien, Elaine, Rita and Carmen; nephew, Paul; nieces Linda and Colleen; great-nephew, Ross; and great-niece, Andrea.
Joe was born near Vanguard, SK. He married the love of his life, Dolores, on July 19, 1954. Joe and Dolores enjoyed almost 69 years of marriage, filled with much love, laughter and hard work. After a successful career, Joe retired from the position of Business Manager of the Alan Blair Cancer Centre. He loved watching the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Toronto Blue Jays, playing golf and cards, and was a prolific five pin bowler. Most of all, he loved playing the accordion, spending many years as part of the Double J’s, entertaining in retirement communities and nursing homes, giving people a reason to smile and tap their feet. He also played at family gatherings and instigated many singalongs.
Joe loved and had faith in Jesus and sincerely wished to grow in his understanding and to live humbly and thankfully. He regularly attended Mass all of his life and he prayed for his family and friends every day. He read from the Gospel at Mass for as long as he was able, and led the rosary on road trips with his family and friends and at home with his wife, Dolores.
Joe’s love for his wife, children and their spouses, and all of his grandchildren (including the greats and great great) was indeed powerful. He loved unconditionally and more than words can say. We will feel his love always.
Thank you to all of the doctors and nurses that took such great care of him over the last while. He loved his caregivers and they loved him. Thank you also to all of our families and friends, whose support we could not do without during this time.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 12, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 100 Argyle St N. with Archbishop Donald Bolen, presiding. For thos unable to attend, a livestream may be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4as67I_Ebc4. Joe will be laid to rest in Riverside Memorial Park. A private family interment will take place.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Joe to the Regina Pasqua Hospital Palliative Care, Unit 3A – 4101 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, Sk. CA S4T 7T1.