Joseph Bak

Joseph Bak

Jan 12, 1940 – Oct 28, 2017
Born in Budapest, Hungary January 12th, 1940 where he grew up as a farmer and an only child. His family left Hungary when he was a teenager during the Hungarian Revolution. They took refuge in England before coming to Canada.

Joe arrived to Barrie, Ontario April of 1957, a place he always called home. There he trained for a bit in military rescue, worked as a machine operator and mechanic and of course spent his time fishing. He came to B.C. in the 70’s and here lived out the rest of his days.

Joe always spoke his mind and never worried what others might think. He loved animals and nature and never stopped learning about them. I always enjoyed hearing about what he learned.

Some might say he was a stubborn old man, but he had a lot of heart. Life was pretty hard on Joe, I learned a lot from him and his experiences, as Joe loved to tell stories. Fishing was certainly his passion and his loving cats, Ginger and Missy, were his prize possession.

Joe wasn’t the healthiest man and unfortunately a stroke that sent him to the hospital, quickly took him down. He passed away October 28th, 2017.

He will be forever missed and never forgotten by his “adopted step daughter”.


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