Joe Mindell passed away peacefully Sunday, April 19th, 2015 at the age of 97. He was predeceased by his cherished wife of 72 years, Rose.
Joe was born in Winnipeg on September 6, 1917. He was the youngest of Harry and Sarah Mindell’s five children (all deceased). Joe was proud of his service in the Canadian Airforce during the Second World War. He made his career in sales where his friendly personality was an asset. In addition to general volunteering, he was known as a keen fundraiser for a variety of charities and a very generous person. Joe was the very supportive father of his daughter Shayla, son Sheldon and daughter-in-law Tannis and beloved grandfather of Fern (Steffan), Jill (Mike), Drew (Laura) and loving great-grandfather to Hailey and Oliver.
Family was the most important part of Joe’s life and in his eyes they could do no wrong. Joe was a founding member of B’nai Abraham Synagogue (now Etz Chayim), involved with General Monash Legion and could often be found at a poker game or betting on horses; not always successfully. He led a full and well rounded life! He will be missed dearly by his immediate family as well as nieces and nephews in Canada and the US. His memory will live on in his many witty sayings and sage advice he has bestowed over the years.
If desired, donations can be made to the Rose and Joe Mindell Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba 204-477-7525