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Joseph Marsh
November 21, 1925 - February 17, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">Joseph Marsh Obituary <br> <br>Joseph Lebaron (Bonnie) Marsh passed away peacefully on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Veteran’s Memorial Hospital in Halifax. From his birth in Little Bras d’Or, Cape Breton on November 21, 1925 he remained a kind, gentle and loving son of Joseph A. Marsh and Margaret J. Marsh (Jessome). He is survived by his brother Melvin, brother-in-law Tom (Galloway) and sister-in-law Christina (Galloway). Brothers Ivan and Ambrose, sisters Elvena, Margaret, Evangeline, Thelma and Doris, adopted brother Walter Jessome and adopted sister Sally Marsh are pre-deceased. At 16 years of age, Joe joined the Merchant Marine and soon after witnessed the tragic sinking of the SS Caribou and survived wounds from a submarine attack, before joining the Canadian Army in 1944 with deployment to Belgium, Holland and Germany. Following the end of the war, he transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force and served for 35 years, retiring with the rank of Master Warrant Officer. Joe married ‘the girl of his dreams’ Mary Margaret (Galloway deceased) in 1950. He was a caring, fun-loving father to Vincent (Anne), John (Carolyn), Ellen (Sylvain deceased), Paul (Judith), Susan (Daughter-in-law) and a devoted grandfather to John, Katherine, Michael, Barry, Rebecca, Rachel, Shawn, Laura, Jean Paul, Justin and Lael.He is also survied by brother Melvin , brother- in- law Tom Galloway , sister- in- law Aggie Miller and sister in law Christina Galloway. Joe’s ever present smile, love of music, friendly fellowship and openness to everyone will be greatly missed. As a proud Christian and long-time volunteer at St. Peter’s Church in Dartmouth, a service for Joe will be held there in the spring. Thereafter, he will return home and join his wife, parents and siblings at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, where he can look out over the Bras d’Or Lakes he so loved. Special thanks to the staff at 3 Cedar Crest, Camp Hill, where he was so well cared for in his final years. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Veterans Memorial Hospital. <br></div>