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JOSEPH CARMA MASOTTI
July 3, 1935 – June 21,2021
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of a truly loving and amazing husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother in law, uncle, cousin, and friend, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Joe was predeceased by his parents, Leonardo and Anne Masotti. Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife Pam; daughter Sherrie (Drew Larsen); sons, Joel (Reuben Jimenez) and Mark (Monica) Masotti; grandchildren Elaine Larsen (Michael Wells), Kyle Larsen (Yeny Candelario Cruz), Vivienne, and Aida Masotti; great-grandchildren, Andrius and Bryan; brother Anthony (Jane) Masotti; sister Maria Mackett; father-in-law Grant Burrows; sister-in-law Brenda (Bob) Allan; brother-in-law David (Judy) Burrows; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Joe was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and later moved to Thunder Bay, Ontario to work in the family restaurant, Cortina Pizza. Joe left the family business to pursue a career in the food service industry where he spent approximately 45 years. Joe and Pam relocated many times, including, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, back to Thunder Bay and finally settling in Winnipeg where Joe spent 15 years with De Luca’s who quickly became family. Joe loved all his customers and they loved him. When Joe would stop by for his weekly customer visits, they would drop whatever they were doing to sit down and share a cup of coffee with him. Joe had this incredible ability to make whoever he was speaking with feel as though they were the only person in the room. He was dedicated to his work and loved what he did. He will be missed dearly. Joe worked hard all his life, even at the age of 83 he worked part-time at Home Depot until his he was unable due to illness. He had so many customers at Home Depot that would come up to him just to chat, he was that kind of a guy. In his spare time, he always had a project on the go, which usually involved building fences, decks or a shed. Joe was a perfectionist and would remind his helpers to always “measure twice, cut once”.
Joe never gave up, he always had a positive attitude and could be heard saying “It’s ok, everything will work out”. Joe may be gone in body but his spirit, love for life and incredibly positive outlook will always live on. The world will forever be missing a little bit of Joe.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.
Cremation has taken place and due to COVID restrictions a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. In the meantime, Joseph's family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.
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