Joseph G. Kershaw
1932 – 2016
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our dear brother Joseph on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the Kimberley Special Care Home.
Joe was born on September 17, 1932 in Rossland, BC and grew up in Kimberley. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed camping and fishing. After completing a steel fabricator apprenticeship in Kimberley with Cominco Joe decided to move to other communities and endeavours. He completed courses in small yacht design, tinsmithing and auto mechanics. Joe was a prolific artist learning the craft from his father, but developed his own style. He was featured in a published book of prominent artists along with other well know BC artists. Landscape painting was his passion in life. He also enjoyed playing the trombone with several local bands.
Joe is survived by his sisters Marie Swab (Marshall) of Calgary, AB, Elaine Kershaw of Calgary, AB, brother Alan Kershaw (Helen) of Quesnel, BC and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Dorothy Bowen (Ken) of Kimberley, BC, Yvonne Kitt (Ed) of Kimberley, BC, brother John Kershaw (Bertha) of Vancouver, BC, and his parents Gilbert Henry Kershaw and Mary Dorothy Kershaw of Kimberley, BC.
A celebration of Joe’s life will be held at McPherson Funeral Home in Kimberley on Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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