1947 – 2012

Joseph Virove, longtime resident of the Red Deer area, passed away on location, September 9, 2012. Joe was born in Brooks, Alberta February 18, 1947 – the second child and first son of Joe and Irene. He grew up on the family farm but set out to seek his fortune operating heavy equipment in the oil and gas sector in 1961. After becoming an expert operator, Joe’s focus shifted to business, owning and operating his own water truck services company. His longtime oilfield experience made him a very successful Oilfield Engineering Consultant with his travels taking him from the cold arctic of the N.W.T. to his favourite, the rugged bush and breath-taking scenery of the Rocky Mountains – where you could also find Joe quading and hunting on a rare day off. Joseph’s memory will be honoured in the hearts of his wife, Cynthia; his son, Kevin; daughter Joanna; and his grandchildren, Connor and Zane. Also cherishing their memories of Joe are his sister, Patricia (Norman) Wiebe and son Darryl; sister-in-law Norma Wirove and their three children, Justin, Mat and Robi, along with Cindy’s sisters Roberta, Marsha, Sonja and their families. His brother, Robert; father, Joseph and his mother Irene predeceased Joe. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation. A memorial and celebration of life will be held at Poplar Ridge Community Hall, Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

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