Joseph Grafton Belford
June 1, 1943 – April 10, 2019
Joe passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the age of 75.
Joe is forever treasured by his beloved wife of 57 years, Lynne; daughters Carol (Shawn), Carla (Ori), Sandra (Ray), and Jody; grandchildren Joseph, Terry, Matt, Jeff, Vincenza (Vic), Patricia (Eric), Vitoria (Nick), Vito, Michelle, Marni (Scott), Marissa (Kevin), Mallory, Ginger and John Creagh; and great-grandchildren Scarlett, Joey, Logan, Easton, Lucas and Charlotte.
An Alumnus of the Ontario Agriculture College, University of Guelph, Joe could raise, cultivate or fix just about anything, whether at home in Caledon East or Emsdale. Joe will be remembered for his love of his family, farming and snowmobiling.
Friends and family are invited to honour Joe at the Mitchell Funeral Home, 15 High Street, Huntsville, ON P1H 1N9 on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1 p.m. Visiting will be from 12 noon until service time. A reception will follow in the Funeral Home.
A special thanks to the staff at both NBRHC and Eastholme Home for the Aged, Powassan for their care in Joe’s final weeks.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Joe to the Cure PSP Foundation at at www.psp.org or The Children’s Wish Foundation.
Betty Ann McPherson
Sandi and family,
Though I did not know Joe, I feel as though I knew him through Sandi’s stories. I wish that I could be there during this celebration of Joe’s life. I have, though, made a donation in his name. I am saddened to hear of his passing. He certainly influenced some wonderful women! Thinking of you Sandi, Carla, Carol, Jody and Lynn at this difficult time. Sandi you are a truly loving person and I am thankful to have had you in my life. I know that your heart is hurting at this sad time. xoxox Betty Ann
Kim and Mike Briggs
I just wanted to let you know Carol that Mike and I are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. May the memories of your dad bring you some peace. When I see pink popcorn I think of you and your dad, such a lovely story. All our love xoxox
Kevin and Pauline Weatherbee
Lynn , Carole , Carla , Sandy , Jody and extended family
We are so sorry to here of Joes passing , our deepest condolences go out to all of you
We will always treasure forever the happy times spent with Joe
He truly will be missed
Love Kevin , Pauline and family
Shannon & Kevin Treichel
Our condolences to Carol and her family. We are sorry for the loss of your father. May your hearts be filled with loving memories to help you grieve during this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss. Joe was a Great man. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your Family.
Karen and Andrew Smith
To my Dearest Friend in the entire world – Carol, and to your beautiful Family and extended Family members… Andrew and I are so saddened by the news of Joe’s passing. Joe has been a part of our lives for over 30 years. He treated Andrew and me, and our Kids Kinsey and Wesley like his own. I can’t even imagine your grief. I wish I was there to somehow help cushion this with you and for you. We have so many fond and funny memories shared with Joe which have helped us through the past couple of weeks and made us smile. Carol, Carla, Sandy, Jodi, Lynne and Family – Please know we will be with all of you this coming Saturday in Spirit, in our thoughts and hugging you as you say good-bye to your Beautiful Father, Husband and our very Dear Friend. Carol – please know it is tearing me apart that I can’t be there with you at this time. I love you and think of you everyday.
Love Karen XOXOX
Our Condolences to all the Belford families. Remember all the good times, together. Roy & Edna Wright.
May I offer my condolences to Lynn and all of Joe’s Family. I worked with Joe for many years and found him to be a quiet friendly man with never a bad word to say about anybody. And Joe thank you for the potatoes and the education on how to grow my own. Miss you.
Our deepest condolences Sandi and to you’re beautiful family.
Love Bob Brenda and Nicole
I was so sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. I worked with Joe at Thorncrest Sherway Ford for about 25 years. He was a quiet man and a truly nice person. My condolences to all of the family.
Ian and Carole Trood
Lynne and family, our deepest sympathy on the passing of Joe. We enjoyed all the times we got together. Thinking of you all and hoping with time, your pain will ease.
Sorry for your loss. I worked with Joe at Sherway Ford. What a pleasant man always a smile and a pleasant word. He will be missed.
To Lynn and Family,
My deepest condolences for your loss. Words cannot express how I feel. He was a great man and even better friend. He will be sadly missed.
I am sorry to hear the news of your fathers passing. I’m sending you all my strength & support my friend.
Connie & Brian Threapleton
Our Condolenes to the Family.
We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Thoughts and Prayers Sandy & Ray.
Love the Threapletons xoxoxo
Tony and Leslie Weatherby
Our deepest sympathy to the family.
Our deepest condolences to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love and strength
Willy Viviana Dukic
Lynne and Family, we heard from Ruth, so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.
Kevin and Trish Belleghem (Gord’s Son)
My condolences to Lynn and family during this sadden time.
Joe was a good man and a life long friend through College years and beyond.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.
Jeannette Jim shepard
Our heartfelt condolences on your great loss.
Joe and Jean Van Tichelen
To the Belford family ….. our sincerest condolences to the family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. RIP Joe..
Helena Kavelaar West
Our thoughts are with the Belford family. I will always remember what an inspiration your father was…successful, great demeanour, easy to approach and talk to and that smile…. Keep all of his achievements, family love and his twinkle in his eye close to your heart. Lots of Love, Helena ❤
Bill and Elaine Johnston
Lynne…. Bill and I were very sad to hear of Joe’s passing.
Our condolences goes out to Mallory Cunnington and the family. We are thinking of you at this hard time
The Lange Family
Dear Carla, Ori and family:
So sorry for your loss. Words cannot express the sadness of losing a loved one.
We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Thoughts and Prayers are with you.
The Lange Family