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In Loving Memory of

Joseph Andre Brazil

1950 - 2020

Obituary of Joseph Andre Brazil

Joseph Andre Brazil

Passed away on October 14, 2020, at Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 70. Dedicated husband to Trudy for 34 years of marriage, and caring father to Daniel and Kristopher. Remembered and missed by his three brothers, five sisters and his many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joseph is predeceased by his parents Leo and Charlotte Brazil.

Joseph was born and raised in Newfoundland and as a child he always loved the sea. Some of his fondest memories of the province included trips to the woods with his Dad and three brothers. He longed for those walks and always wanted to go back to those times. He continued this tradition by taking his sons on walks in the woods. Joseph was a deeply spiritual man and was an avid reader of the Bible, and read widely for pleasure and understanding. He was a self-taught musician, taking part in singing, strumming the guitar, or playing the harmonica. He frequently would play at home for his family as a hobby and played in a band with his brothers when he was young. Anyone who heard him sing and play can attest to his passion and energy to perform musically. Joseph’s favourite band he listened and played to was Creedence Clearwater Revival, but he also loved a little Johnny Cash, The Animals, and often stated that the greatest voice to ever sing was Roy Orbison. Joseph was extremely passionate and loved his job as an Ironworker. He would show up early to job sites, always eager to get the day started. He worked many high-profile jobs including work on the Niagara Falls Casinos, at worksites in Alberta, and many large skyscrapers in Toronto as well as the Skydome (Rogers Centre). Even in his sickness he wondered how soon he could get back to work. His inspiring and tireless work ethic reflect his strong spirit. Together with his family, they loved watching hockey and rooting for the Montreal Canadiens. Joseph cherished his family and was a provider. Words cannot capture how much he will be missed by his family and those who knew him.

The family would like to thank Dr. Lloyd Semelhago from the Hamilton Health Sciences who performed Joseph’s heart surgery, Major Renee Clarke from Eventide for visiting him during his sickness, and to especially thank Dr. Ryuta Nagai (nephrologist) for not just doing his job but going out of his way to help our family.

Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133) has been entrusted with arrangements. Cremation has taken place at Holy Cross Catholic Cremation Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Kidney Foundation, Alzheimer’s Society or to the Niagara Health System’s Palliative Care in Niagara Falls would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be left on Joseph’s tribute page at EssentialsNiagara.com

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3 years ago

Thinking of you all n keeping you in my prayers at this sad time.

Rodger & Christina Rowsell
3 years ago

Deepest condolences to Trudy and family, so sorry to hear of your loss.

Mabel Parsons
3 years ago

I sure words can’t describe what your feeling.Know Trudy that Joe had the best care during the difficult times that he went through.Sending love to you and the boys to fine the strength to face the road ahead.With love

Loretta Pike/Murphy
3 years ago

So sorry of Joe’s Passing..We dated a few times way back in the Day…He is and was A Gentleman..Rest Easy My old Friend..😍😍

Gerard & Theresa Hefferan
3 years ago

The Brazil Family
So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Wade and Theresa (Ralph) Critch
3 years ago

Deepest condolences to the Brazil family.

Kimberly Newhook
3 years ago

My deepest condolences to the Brazil Family.

Rhonda & Mike Luscombe
3 years ago

So very sorry for your loss Trudy .. sending loads of love & support your way xo

Patricia Brazil
3 years ago

Sincere sympathies to all of you from the Brazil family ( children of Uncle Jack and Aunt Ida )

Caroline and Craig Wilson
3 years ago

Trudy and family. Please accept our deepest condolences on your profound loss. May you take comfort in knowing that you are being kept in our thoughts and prayers today and always. Aunt Marjorie sends her love.

Last edited 3 years ago by Caroline and Craig Wilson
Lisa and Brian Loder.
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss Trudy, your boys and the Brazil family. Joe had a heart of gold and will surely be missed. My fondest memory of Joe was when he came to mine and Brian’s Jack and Jill party and brought his guitar. It was quite the party with him not only playing the guitar but also singing until the wee hours. RIP Joe.

3 years ago

Joseph I have beautiful memories of you brother and every single one of them is filled with love and happiness.
You are with the angels to take care of you and to give you all my love.
Your sister Paula &brother in law Rick.❤🦋

3 years ago

Uncle Joe, I wish I could have seen you more, now that I am teaching myself the guitar and harmonica. Miss you and love you always, you’re nephew Jonathon

Sarah and Joe Luca
3 years ago

Our deepest condolences to all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

3 years ago

My Dear Brother , I will Love and miss you . I have many fond memories of growing up together , that I will cherish .May you Rest In Peace in the arms of Jesus. Your beloved Sister Theresa ( Gary )

D.. Calabrese and family
3 years ago

Our deepest condolences to you and your family sincerely and with love Domenico and Wilma


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