Morrissey, Joseph Fitzgerald – Truro. (June 9, 1963 – October 14, 2016) It is with heavy hearts that the family of Joe Morrissey announce that at the end of a long and fiercely fought battle, it was time for our beloved Joe to leave this world and begin anew in a peaceful, loving heaven with our Lord.
He leaves behind his devoted wife, Tanya Elliott; stepdaughter, Sarah Ward; mother, Geraldine Morrissey; and sister, Glenda Morrissey. Joe was predeceased by his father, Glen Morrissey.
Joe grew up in Parrsboro where he made some lifelong friendships that remain today. Joe would often reminisce about his adventures and of time spent with friends and family having cook-outs at the beach and the joy of growing up next to the ocean. After high school, Joe attended Truro Vocational School excelling in the brick laying course. Joe was employed for 24 years at the Home Hardware warehouse in Debert. In recent years, he was the bar manager for the Truro branch Air Force Club. During any down time, Joe was doing construction, and had built a few homes. He took pride in doing all of his jobs well. He was the fixer of all things (whether they needed fixing or not). Joe loved music and to play a few tunes on his guitar. He was known for his Hawaiian shirts and on summer days he loved to put the top down, crank up the tunes, and just go cruising. On many snowy days he would be found down by the fire enjoying a serious game of crib with a buddy. Joe was a generous man with a soft heart that he wore on his sleeve, and those who were close to him were blessed to have been touched by this.
We, Joe’s family, would like to thank the many people who loved and supported us through this journey; our many family and dear friends, Dr. MacAulay, Dr. Makkar and their staff, Palliative Care team, Dr. Henderson, Dr. Smith, Lisa Weatherbee, all the caring nurses on the Palliative Care unit, Jane Rogers, the nurses in the Chemo Clinic, Dr. Rowe, Darlene Holmes, Dr. Bruce Colwell, Jill Mason, the VON nurses, the Truro Hospice Society, the staff of MacQuarrie’s Pharmasave, the Truro Red Cross, Truro Legion, Rev. Mary White, and Arimathea Funeral Cooperative.
There will be a celebration of Joe’s life and sharing of memories on Friday, October 21, from 4-6 p.m., downstairs in the Truro Legion, with a Legion tribute service at 4:15 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in Joe’s name to Colchester East Hants Health Foundation Palliative Care Unit.
Joe, forever in our hearts and memories.