In Celebration of

Joseph Patrick Walsh

July 25, 1940 -  February 20, 2019

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Major (Ret) Dr. Joseph Patrick Walsh, DDS on February 20, 2019. Joe was loved and is deeply missed. Born in Birmingham England July 25, 1940, Joe had an adventurous spirit that pulled him from home at just 18 years old to be an RAF Radio Operator. He made the most of the military life as it propelled him to a life time of adventures. He was a Dentist, paratrooper, fishing guide, sailor, traveller and life long student. Joe had a serious sweet tooth, loved a good conversation, an interesting book, religion, making a clever trade on the stock market, laughter, and visits with friends. He was a generous, soft spoken and thoughtful man. Joe leaves behind his beloved companion and traveling partner of 31 years Lizette Chevrette, his brothers, sister, nephews and nieces. Joe has returned home to Ireland to his final resting place. Please join Lizette and Joe's family as we celebrate the amazing life of a man lovingly nicknamed Joey, Grandpa Joe and Pappy Joe. Joe's celebration of life will take place on March 16, 2019 between 2-4 pm at the Beechwood Cemetery.


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Jonathan Walsh (Nephew)

Entered March 10, 2019 from Sydney Australia

Uncle Joey,
You are gone but will never be forgotten.
Thank you for always having time for me, my brother and all of our cousins both when we were kids and in our adult years. Thank you for the advice and guidance over the years. But most of all thank you for being "You"

"Pipe all hands"

Andrew Thompson (Long time close friend.)

Entered April 1, 2019 from Halifax,NS,Canada

Firstly I was devastated not to be able to see Joe for one last time or to attend his service .I was in constant contact with him over many years ,latterly by email but he just droppped off the radar 9months ago and I had no contact person.I would love to be in touch with anyone to share memories etc.
I first encountered Joe in my first year at Dundee Dental school ,in Scotland in 1971.
Joe was accepted as a “mature”student.He had ,previously served as a radio the RAF.Joe spent some interesting years in Cyprus monitoring Russian transmissions.He had also been a radio operator on an oil tanker in the Arabian Gulf.
Joe and I and a few others rented a house together for a while.
We spent much social time together .Joe was very well liked by the staff and classmates at Dundee.
Joe worked as a General Dentist in a practice in a disputed area in Belfast.The Falls Rd.I think.
Our paths were to cross in Labrador,Newfoundland,Ottawa and eventually ,Halifax ,Nova Scotia.
Our friendship became more firm as time went on and we kept in touch personally or by email ,regularly.
Joe was godfather to my youngest son Iain.
Joe loved the military life and was very well respected and liked in that community.
I remember he got an award from his ,much younger colleagues ,during his early field training.It was inscribed ,Joe “an inspiration to us all”.He achieved the rank of Major .A huge step (very well deserved ) from Aircraftsman Walsh in his early (boxing )days.
Joe embraced all the opportunities the CF gave him including the “geriatric jump course “as he described his para training .Also he became totally fluent in French !
Both my boys and Joe enjoyed each other’s company on the ski slopes several times,especially one Xmas which we all remember with fondness.
Joe maintained a high level of fitness due to a rigid dietary regimen and excercise routine.
We had several salmon,fly fishing trips in Newfoundland and even at an advanced age ,he was always up for a little “rock hopping “.
Joe had many friends all over the world and they all enjoyed his congenial manner and his liking for a long (often hours )discussion .
Joe was a true and honourable man .He was always ready to listen and help.He maintained a high level of honesty and principled behaviour,throughout his life .
I am proud and honoured to have been his friend.


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