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Ducharme, Joe

It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Joe Ducharme on Friday, July 10, 2009, at the age of 93 years. Joseph Placed (Joe) was born in Meadow Lake, Sask. on Dec. 15, 1915. He married Holly Gaines on Nov. 10, 1934 in Meadstead, Sask. They moved to the Creston Valley in 1938.
Joe and his many siblings all learned to play several musical instruments when growing up in Saskatchewan. After coming to the Creston Valley he enjoyed playing at several of the community dances. Joe also liked picking huckleberries and playing cards with friends and family. Watching sports on TV was another favourite pastime. Joe was predeceased by his grandson David Berg, daughter Glenda Swietalski, son Grant Ducharme and two great grandchildren, Taylor and Lane Ducharme.
Joe will be missed by his wife of 74 years Holly; four sons Frank (Luella) of Fort Macleod, Lloyd (Jean), Fred (Yvonne) and Larry all of Creston, B.C.; daughter-in-law Margaret Ducharme of Fort Macleod; as well as 17 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
A private family memorial service to be held.

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