With disappointment the household pronounces the passing of Joseph Pilz on Thursday, January 5, 2023 on the age of 89. Josef “Joe” was born in Germany and moved to Kitchener, Ontario in 1964 together with his spouse Christine, the place he labored as an auto mechanic at Crosby Volkswagen, Wegler Automotive and at Gascho Motors. In 1967, Joe and his household bought land in Sauble Seaside, Ontario the place he developed the land right into a full service seasonal household campground, carried out all by hand with a whole lot of laborious work and dedication, a imaginative and prescient of a spot the place folks might trip and but really feel at dwelling, all whereas he continued to work as an auto mechanic weekdays and elevating a younger household.
In 1984, Joe moved completely to the campground the place he might benefit from the friendships he’d made and be surrounded by nature, which he loved a lot. An avid fisherman who beloved to go downrigging together with his fishing buddies. Joe and Christine offered the campground in 2004 to retire in Sauble Seaside the place his love of nature targeted on feeding peanuts to the blue jays on the porch and making certain the deer that frequented the again yard had loads of apples to eat. He additionally turned a tremendous gardener, who took pleasure in harvesting bushels of tomatoes and cucumbers from his yard backyard to donate to the meals financial institution in Owen Sound. Joe’s love of Chess additionally saved him busy in his spare time, usually boasting of his profitable streak towards the computerized chess recreation “Chess Titans” which his grandsons usually needed to reinstall for him when updates ousted the older, outdated model of Chess from the pc. When he wasn’t taking part in Chess, Joe was serving to everybody with issues that wanted fixing and might be counted on for recommendation and help with home, auto or different repairs requiring the issue fixing abilities and the data that he held. All you needed to do was point out it and he can be comfortable to tackle the problem and assist out. Joe is survived by his spouse of 63 years, Christine, his son Michael Pilz and his spouse Christine, his daughter Claudia Brown and her husband Ian, and grandchildren Candace, Wesley, Heidi, Jakob, Liam and Robert. Joe was beloved by all his household and associates for his tales and his knowledge, his humour and his route, his by no means ending love and help. He’ll without end encourage and be the function mannequin of methods to dwell one’s life absolutely and joyfully. Joe made his household his precedence and reminded us to “Be good to one another, respect one another and love your loved ones, as a result of with out household, you don’t have anything”. Joe’s household will obtain family and associates from 3 to six p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2023 on the Henry Walser Funeral Residence, 507 Frederick Avenue, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Grand River Hospital Basis – Most cancers Centre or the Grand River Hospital Basis – Freeport Palliative Care can be appreciated by the household (playing cards accessible on the funeral dwelling).
Go to www.henrywalser.com for Joe’s memorial.
Revealed by Waterloo Area Report on Jan. 7, 2023.