April 12, 1955 – July 15, 2012
Joe passed away suddenly at Lakelse Lake surrounded by family and many very helpful friends and by-standers.
He was pre-deceased by his loving parents Mike and Jean Atamanchuk in 2007.
In 1999, Joe moved back to the Northwest after living in Vancouver for over 25 years. In 2009, he moved from Smithers back to Kitimat, the place he grew-up. Back home, he was happy to re-kindle old friendships and made many new friends.
An avid golfer and treasurer of the Men’s Golf Club, he was also proud to be playing hockey in the 50+ League where he was often referred to as “Kamakazee Joe”. He enjoyed watching local hockey, sports, playing poker and walking his dog.
Joe will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by
his brother, Richard (Lori); sisters Debbie (Gord) and Sherry (Alfie); and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
JOE LOVED LIFE, his little dog “Blondie”, family, friends,
golf, the occasional Heiniken and a game of cards.
A Great Person Gone But Not Forgotten…We’ll Miss You Joe!