O’Greysik, Joseph Richard

O’Greysik: Joseph Richard of Souris, Manitoba. Passed away at the Souris Health Centre on July 20, 2018.

Left to mourn his passing is his beloved wife Gayle; daughter Susan and son-in-law Troy Sambrook; son Tim and daughter-in-law Maria, and his two granddaughters Emily and Kenzie. His mother Margaret, ages 99 years; brothers Dale (Linda), Jerry (Debbie), Lynn, Randy (Alanna), sister-in-law Pat (Gary); and numerous nieces and nephews will miss him greatly. Joe was predeceased by his father Thomas and brother Wesley.

Joe was employed by Manitoba Hydro for 38 years and retired as District Operator for the Souris area. He spent his first 7 years working in northern Manitoba in the early 1960s where many dam projects were taking place. In 1967 he accepted the position of District Assistant in Souris, working with Len Haskett. When Len retired, Joe became District Operator.

Joe was enthusiastic about participating in and viewing many sports. He began playing hockey at the age of 5 years, continues with Jr. Hockey in Moosomin, Saskatchewan and various Senior Hockey clubs until the age of 68. Joe was an avid golfer for 50 plus years and participated in many Legion tournaments and International tournaments in Minot, North Dakota. As a long standing member of MAAC, he built and flew remote control planes and enthusiastically attended air shows with his family.

Joe loved to spend time watching his granddaughters in their various activities: ringette, basketball, softball, swimming and archery. He was so proud of his family and of being part of the community of Souris.

Joe was a Royal Canadian Legion member, a member of the gun club and a busy volunteer at the golf course. For a number of years he coached minor hockey and baseball teams. Joe was a member of the Souris Fire Department for 32 years and his family was deeply touched by the Department’s honor guard preceding the funeral.

Joe was a strong, loving presence to his family members, friends and co-workers. He will be sadly missed by all, as was demonstrated by the number of friends and family who attended his reception at the Souris Golf Clubhouse.

Graveside funeral service was on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at the Souris and Glenwood Cemetery with a reception that follow at the Souris Golf Course.  In memory of Joe, donations may be made to the Souris Health Auxiliary (Special Equipment Fund) Box 303 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0 or the Souris and Glenwood Golf Club Box 985 Souris, Manitoba R0K 2C0.

33 thoughts on “O’Greysik, Joseph Richard”

  1. So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Gayle.

    Linda and Dennis

  2. Gayle and family, We are so sorry to learn of Joe’s passing and thinking of you all. We will miss his witty banter from across the road, a good neighbour and friend, sincerely Clive and Traci Ealing-Lobb

  3. We are sorry to hear about your loss. Our condolences to you at this sad time.

    Marian and Lyle Beattie

  4. Sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Gayle.

    Linda and Dennis Hogman

  5. Sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Always enjoyed our conversations. My thoughts and prayers are with you Gayle and family.

  6. I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Joe, he was always so friendly and kind to me. We will miss him.

  7. So sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to Gayle,Susan & Tim and family,s Having worked with Joe for over 20 years we shared a lot of life and work together and many good memories

  8. Our deepest sympathy to Gayle and family. We will miss Joe’s wave to us everytime he is out for his walk. Rest in Peace Joe.

  9. My Sincere Condolences Gail and Family —Many Many fond Memories to Treasure

  10. Gayle, we are so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Sincere condolences to you and your family. Larry & Donna Bajus

  11. Gayle and family, we are so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Our deepest
    sympathy to you and your family. Sincerely Vonda and Albert Bodin.

  12. We were both surprised and saddened to hear of your loss. Our hearts go out to you Gayle,to Susan and her family, to Tim and his family. A difficult time for all of you. Please, may it comfort you in some small way to know we are thinking of you and wishing you peace and healing.
    Sincerely, Brian & Kathie

  13. Gayle, Susan & Tim and families

    Sincerest Condolences , Joe was such a friendly fella.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you.
    Always will remember Joe”s kind nature and a good deed when a certain youth ran out of gas.
    Your treasured memories will always keep him close to you.
    R.I.P. Joe

    Denise Smith-Bosc

  14. Will miss Joe’s presence and support at the grandchildrens sports events – Lloyd Rolling, Brandon, Mb.

  15. Gayle and family I’m very to hear of Joes passing. Our thoughts are with you.
    Linda Heape

  16. Gayle, Susan, Tim and family, Our sincere condolences. We Always enjoyed the friendly wave or hello from Joe on Tuesdays in Brandon with Emily and Kenzie. Thinking of you at this sad time.

  17. Gayle Susan Tim and Family
    Very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.
    Sincerely,
    Elaine Phillips

  18. Gayle, Tim, Susan and families,
    So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was larger than life and always had time to stop and chat whenever I ran into him, whether at the golf course or else where. The Souris Golf Course is missing one of its biggest supporters. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

    Craig and Nancy

  19. Gayle and family:
    We were so sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. Hope that the many memories you’ve made over the years give you comfort.
    Don & Barb Clarke

  20. Deepest Sympathy on Joe’s passing ! I’ll miss our visits at the Elk’s games.
    Ray Brethour

  21. So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

  22. Gayle and family, So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Hold on to all your wonderful memories. Hugs wenda and Jack

  23. Gayle, Susan, Tim & families,
    So very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing – always enjoyed chatting if we ran into each other when I was in Souris for the weekend. You were one of the first families I met when we moved to Souris and was always so welcomed in your home.
    He will be greatly missed by you all.

  24. We are so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing after his long struggle with his health. Our thoughts are with you today and in the coming days ahead.

  25. Gayle,Susan,Tim and Family
    Our sincere condolences are with you at this very sad time. Joe was a great guy and will be sadly missed.

  26. We were so sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. Our thoughts are with all of you at this sad time.

  27. Gayle, I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. My thoughts are with you. Sending hugs as a small token of comfort to you and your family.

  28. Dear Gayle, Susan, Tim and families,
    So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing He always had time to stop and have a big visit whenever we were in Souris and always a great story to share. He will be missed in
    Souris and especially at the golf course.
    Karen and Frank and families

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