Joe passed away suddenly of a heart attack on Friday, January 14, 2021 at Grand River Hospital in his 49th year. Joe was the son of Eleanor and the late Raymond Cressman (2010). Brother to Vicky Martin (Wayne) of Macton and Peter Cressman of Dorking. Much loved uncle to Calvin and Cory Cressman, Claire and Carter Newbigging, and Cyrus and Joshua Martin.
After finishing school, Joe worked at the Weber’s dairy farm as a farm hand. He then moved into factory work at AirBoss in Kitchener for many years. In 2013, he invested in a boarding house in Kitchener, living and managing the property ‘til his last days. He is fondly remembered by all his tenants who are saddened by his loss. He was known to many as having a big heart, a kind soul, and for putting others before himself. He had a goofy sense of humour and just the best hair back in the day! Joe had a love for Harleys, heavy metal music (the louder the better), fishing and having drinks with buddies.
Joe struggled with many health issues over the years and his body said it was enough. He was ready to be in his father’s loving arms in heaven.
Due to COVID-19, a private family service will take place at Glen Allan Cemetery.
Thank you to Grand River Hospital, especially the Dialysis Unit, for the care and compassion shown to Joe. In lieu of flowers, donations to Grand River Hospital Foundation – Dialysis Unit would be appreciated, and can be made by visiting Joe’s tribute page on the Dreisinger Funeral Home website.
We thank you for your prayers and continued support.
To donate direct, please send cheques or donate online to the charity of your choice. Call us at the funeral home, 519-669-2207 and we will place a card to the family (as always, we still accept cash or cheque at the funeral home):
Grand River Hospital Foundation - Dialysis Unit
PO Box 9056, 835 King St. W.
Kitchener, ON N2G 1G3 www.grhf.org or call 519-749-4205
Established in 1905 by Christian Dreisinger, the Dreisinger Funeral Home has been committed to serving Elmira and surrounding area with the care and attention only an independent family funeral home can provide.