IN LOVING MEMORY
24 April 1950 – 10 September 2021
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Time to Say Goodbye
Musician and retired elementary school principal Joe Smith’s love of life didn’t come to an end with his death. Joe passed away on 10 September,2021 at the age of 71 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives to the fullest.
Joe completed his Bachelor’s degree at Oxford University. After teaching for 10 years, he went back to school to complete a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Joe’s pride was in his school and students, and he shared his passion for learning with thousands of children over the years.
The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Joe. He loved a quiet evening with friends and a glass of wine in hand. During school breaks Joe often explored the local hiking trails and found beauty in the spring wildflowers. He had an uncanny ability to find happiness in his daily activities. His pleasant personality was contagious to everyone he met. Joe is survived by his wife, Jane; a son, Calvin; a sister, Jenny; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.