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Colbe: Joe
1933 – 2018

Joseph “Joe” Colbe, beloved husband of Darline, died October 25, 2018, at the age of 85 years. Joe also leaves to cherish his memory his sons, Roger (Judy), Cory (Jodie), Derek, and Cody (Cody); eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers; one sister; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joe was predeceased by his parents, André and Alida.

Joe was born in Saint Léon, Manitoba August 12, 1933. In the late 1950s, he moved from Duchess to Empress while he was working for CP Rail as a telecommunication lineman. Shortly after moving to Empress he started farming and opened a snowmobile shop with his friend and business partner. In 1974, Joe and Darline moved to Acadia Valley to establish the family farm, then in 1978, he opened the first butcher shop. Joe was community minded and served on multiple boards. In 1996, Joe semi-retired. He continued to farm but enjoyed spending time with family and friends at the cabin in Elkwater. As the weather turned colder, Joe would spend his winters in Las Vegas, Nevada and Yuma, Arizona.

He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.  Those wishing to pay their respects could do so at Holy Family Parish,  November 1, from 12:00 to 12:55 p.m. The Funeral Mass was celebrated at Holy Family Parish November 1 at 1:00 p.m.  A public interment took place at St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Acadia Valley November 2 at 1:00 p.m. in the Roman Catholic Section.

Condolences may be sent through or to subject heading Joseph Colbe. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Saamis Memorial Funeral Chapel, Crematorium and Reception Centre.