Obituary of Josef Gex-Collet
May 25, 1955 – May 6, 2021
Josef was born in Switzerland, May 25, 1955, one of 10 children in their large family. Joe came to Canada 43 years ago where he met the love of his life, and later raised their 4 children together. Originally his love of the wilderness drew Joe to the East Kootenays, then his passion for wood, combined with his brilliant mind in solving problems lead to his construction career.
Joe has many master pieces of his talent left behind. His legacy was passing on his knowledge to his children, students, employees, and apprentices, that came from all 4 corners of the globe.
Joe will be greatly missed by all who knew him, enjoyed his many stories, jokes, and inappropriate comments! His sense of humour was unmatched, and his candid wittiness will be forever missed!
He is survived by his wife, children, grandson, 8 remaining siblings and many nieces and nephews.
Joe was predeceased by his parents and one brother.
There will be A Celebration of Life after Covid restrictions have lifted.
Josef’s Celebration of life
Joe Gex-Collet touched the hearts of many people within his private life, career in construction, and the years teaching at the College of the Rockies.
We will be having a celebration of his life together as a family and opening the doors to all those whom he knew, worked with or helped in his many years with us.
Please join us Aug 28th to celebrate his life and give him a final farewell!
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