Obituary of Joe Lake
Lake- George Ellsworth, 63 of Martock, aka, Joe, Big Joe, Brother, Dad, Grampie Joe. Born in Cheverie on September 13th, 1955, Joe took his last breath on April 10th, 2019, the wedding anniversary of his parents, the late George and Stella (Brown) Lake.
Joe was a big man with an even bigger heart. His doors were always open to family and friends and his love of cooking meant that many would gather to share a hobo stew or seafood chowder, Bette's rolls, jam cookies, or a big breakfast (which may have cured the odd hangover). No one left hungry or empty handed. He had a lifetime passion for fishing and hunting. He could often be seen at the Cheverie causeway, always claiming by day's end that he lost the big one. In the fall he was at his little hunting cabin in the woods on the mountain above his home.
A carpenter by trade, Joe worked in construction for many years. Even after a long week of swinging a hammer, he was always willing to help someone else out. Laurie's gardens were a labour of love.
At home Joe will be greatly missed by his rock, Laurie Stone, and his loving companion, Izzy.
His legacy carries on through his children, Ryan (Lindsay), Sarah (Brett), Jillian (Nick), Ben (Lisa) and his grandchildren whom he adored, Rylan, Ayla, Evan, Ben and Charlie.
He leaves behind many fond memories with his sisters: Susan (Leslie) Clark, Donna (Brian) Levy, and Betty (Garnet) Cox; and his brothers, Garnet (Elaine), Doug (Joanne), Randy (Jocelyn), John (Alda), Tim (Linda), and Dan (Cathy) Lake; brother in law Mickey, honorary brother Bub and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Greta and his nephew Brian.
Joe is also greatly missed by his Ashland Road community, his Shore buddies, the Superstore staff and everyone who ever knew or met him.
Joe faced cancer with dignity and determination. Throughout his journey, there have been many acts of kindness and support by doctors, nurses, health care professionals, friends and family. Thank you. Special recognition to Amber Phillips and the dedicated care of the Palliative Care team at the Hants Community Hospital.
Cremation has taken place with no service by request. Arrangements have been entrusted to the compassionate care of J. Wilson Allen Funeral Home, Highway 215, Summerville. A celebration of Joe's life will take place at the Windsor Legion on Saturday, April 27th, starting at 3:00 pm.
On the day that Joe passed, his granddaughter Charlie was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. In lieu of flowers or donations, a donation box will be set up in Joe's memory at the celebration of life to assist Charlie and her family. Joe would say "don't fuss over me, you go help Charlie".To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joe Lake, please visit Tribute Store