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It is with great regret and profound sadness to announce the passing of Sigmund “Joe” Werb. Joe passed away peacefully on Monday, December 6th, 2021, at the age of 71. The family would like to thank the staff at Southlake Regional Health Centre and Toronto Western Hospital for the care, kindness and compassion they provided to him. 

Joe is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Arlean; daughters Kristen and Tawnya (JP Poirier); grandchildren John, Emilie and Sophie; brothers Marc and Larrie; his extended family and an abundance of friends. We will all miss him more than words can say. He is predeceased by his parents, Jack and Margaret. 

Joe was a patient, kind-hearted man who’s storytelling will be missed. He had an adventurous streak and was an avid car enthusiast like his own father. He used this passion towards a successful career in fleet management, and as chairman of the North American Fleet Association (NAFA). He enjoyed racing, traveling, golfing, fishing and reading a good novel. Anyone who knew Joe was touched by his humour and easy-going attitude. He was a dedicated family man and a very proud Grandpa. 

A celebration of life visitation will be held on Saturday December 11th, 2021 from 11:00am-1:00pm at Holy Cross Funeral Home (211 Langstaff Road E) followed by the burial at Holy Cross Cemetery. A private reception at the funeral home is to follow from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, an attendance limit is in place for the final reception. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation in memory of Joe Werb. 


Annual Mass for the Faithful Departed Notice

Due to the lightning and thunderstorms that were in the forecast for the time of our Mass and for your safety, this evening the Mass will be held indoors. The time needed to complete the setup of the Mass site, including chairs and audio equipment, requires us to use forecasts from the early afternoon. We appreciate your support and patience.

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