Joseph Alfred SHANNON

Born: Sun., Aug. 30, 1931
Died: Wed., Jun. 10, 2020

Graveside Committal Service

Location: Cherry Valley Cemetery

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SHANNON, Joseph Alfred

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of our most dearest friend and uncle, Joe Shannon, who passed away peacefully in his sleep at Hamilton General Hospital on June 10th, 2020.

He was in his 89th year and every one of those years were spent laughing with old friends and new friends. His first 80 years were spent in Picton where he was known as a joyful, hardworking man who generously donated his spare time to a variety of causes. For a couple of decades there were many people helper organizations that solicited his ticket selling skills to raise money. Those sales raised thousands of dollars for good causes. He was also a long time member of the United Church and many Sunday mornings he stood at the front doors to welcome those who came to the services of the day. He sat in the cold every spring in front of the local grocery store to sell daffodils for the Cancer Society and he did it willingly and happily. He enjoyed the Bingo games at the Elk's Hall especially when he managed to win a game or two. He was unique and he was the spirit of the town that he loved. Uncle Joe will be missed by nephew Dennis who accompanied him to numerous sporting events at Maple Leaf Gardens and Ivor Wynne Stadium in days gone by. They enjoyed bus trips to Ottawa, Washington DC, Montreal and other places. He moved to Hamilton in 2012 where he shared his final years with nephew Gary and his wife Sandy. He enjoyed the city almost as much as he enjoyed Picton but in reality he simply enjoyed meeting people. He lived a full life and will be missed by all who knew him including great nephew Jeremy, wife Anna and children Avery and Austin.

Cremation has taken place and interment will take place at Cherry Valley Cemetery on Monday June 22 at 11 am. The Reverend Audrey Whitney officiating. 

Donations in Joe's memory can be directed to whichever charity you prefer.

A celebration of life will occur in Hamilton at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to the Hicks Funeral Home, 2 Centre Street, Picton.

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Dale Cronkwright
   Posted Mon June 15, 2020
To the family of Joe Shannon.
So sorry for your loss. Joe was very well known and liked by everyone in Delhi. Will be remembered by many of us. Had many conversations with him when he was passing thru our street. If I'm not mistaken, he use to tell the odd fortune during those talks.
Dale Cronkwright
Maiden name Williams from Mill St.

Cheri Wilkinson
   Posted Tue June 16, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Joe. He was so well known and loved in Picton. He worked so hard selling tickets and touched the hearts of so many! He loved to tell your fortune and he generally was right as to the color of socks you were wearing.
I hope the "old folks of the County" share wonderful memories of your dear Uncle.

Cheri Wilkinson
Picton ( I worked at Don Stanton Insurance for years and got to know Joe from there)

Ed Clapp
   Posted Tue June 16, 2020
Without a doubt a friend and great neighbor always a joy to talk with, we will miss you alot Joe. Especially during a tea leaf reading Thanks again for the memories.

Carol Woodward
   Posted Tue June 16, 2020
Joe was one of the most caring, kind and wonderful people to live within our community. He never failed to be available wherever he could help, and he loved to chat and always cared deeply about those whom he had met over the years. May his heartfelt ways live on and inspire others....thank you Joe for being such a special resident of PEC....I will personally remember you with great fondness always...., Carol Woodward

Wanda Parks
   Posted Mon September 21, 2020
I’m so sorry for your loss. Joe was a light in our community. He always told our fortunes when he saw familiar friends in the Main Street. I still have the pillow cases he gave me as a wedding gift. He was always smiling!

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