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It is with deep sadness that the family of Joseph Gepp announces his passing, at the age of 86, on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances, Ont.

Joe was born Jan. 20, 1928 in Jagerberg, Austria.

He started his career as a butcher in Switzerland but was a handyman at heart. He built his own home, working as a logger, welder, and carpenter, but his first love was farming.

He moved to Canada as a young man, settling in the Rainy River District in 1964. One of his fondest memories was visiting many of his neighbours in Burriss.

Joe is survived by his sons, Andy (Debby) and Claude (Elna); daughter, Debra (Ralph); grandchildren, Lauren, Adam, and Julie-Anne; and great-grandchildren, Danielle, Jason, and Paige.

He was predeceased by his parents; brother, Toni; and sister, Erma.

Friends are invited to join Joe’s family on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.

If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 940 Frenette Ave., Fort Frances, Ont.

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