Joe Walisser
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Obituary of Joe Walisser


Joe passed suddenly on February 20th, 2024, he was predeceased by his sister Bernice, his niece Stacey, his mother Valla, and his father Siegmund. 


Joe grew up in Fairview, AB with his parents and 10 siblings. Unfortunately, the family had a house fire and his older sister Bernice died on his first birthday. As a teenager he loved riding his Harley Davidson motor bike. He began working on the rigs and eventually got a job at the Balzac seed cleaning plant where he would work for over 30 years. Joe met and married Caroline, and had his son Brent. They parted ways, and he then met Connie, a beautiful waitress at the bar he frequented.


They fell in love, had their daughter Ashley, and got married a short time later. They raised Ashley in their home in Airdrie, and lived there for about 15 years.  They decided to close and tear down the Balzac seed plant in 2008. After a few years he got a job as a manager of the Strome seed plant, which led him and his wife Connie to find a home in the town of Killam. They would reside there for the next 13 years and made some lifelong friendships. He loved playing cards and taking care of the garden and yard. 


Joe’s daughter Ashley, had their first grandchild on December 25th, 2019, followed by the second, Elaina on June 27th, 2022.  Joe absolutely loved his granddaughters and would play with them any chance he got.


As the years went on, Joe left the Strome seed plant and began working at Vitera.  He worked there for many years, loading train cars with grain. 


On February 1st, he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Unfortunately, his time was limited, and he passed away shortly after his diagnosis. He was an incredible husband, father, brother, uncle and friend who will be greatly missed by his family, friends and community. 

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