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Mar 29, 1968 - Apr 14, 2018
It is with deep sadness that we announce Joe MacGregor (Born William Joseph Cohen March 29, 1968 in Pentiction B.C.) passed away peacefully at age 50 surrounded by loved ones on April 14, 2018 at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook B.C., after a long and courageous 9 plus years battling cancer.

Joe was predeceased by his father Pierre and his brother-in-law, Niels. He is survived by his son, Michael, his mother, Beverly (Ynze), his step father Robert (Sybill), his sisters Lori (Kirk, Curtis, Kayla, Isaac), Beki (Matthew, Niels, Soren), Cara (Ken, Kiana, Meghan, Jake) and his brothers, Brandon (Krista, Riley, Savannah), Jason (Amber, Cruz).

Joe was known for his mischievous, friendly nature, making friends wherever he went. His passionate enjoyment of many sports was evident in his natural athleticism displayed in hockey, soccer and bocce. Whatever he played, he played to win. He didn't believe in quitting, not on a field and not in relationships. He worked to watch over and guard what he valued, which above all were the people he loved.

Before his illness his creative nature and unfailing work ethic was displayed in his career as a welder fabricator. He didn't just live to work though, he lived to enjoy family dinners, time together, milk, gravy and making people laugh. He was a natural story teller with a keen sense of humour, and was compassionate and reliable.

Of all his accomplishments though, he was most proud of his son, Mike, and it was for him that he fought back against the disease that finally took him to his glory. His passing has left a void that words will never convey.

Funeral services will be held at the Ktunaxa Governments Building in the gymnasium, located at 220 Cranbrook St. Cranbrook, BC on Thursday May 3, 2018 at 3 pm. Refreshments to follow.

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