Joseph Van Buskirk


VAN BUSKIRK, Joseph Marshall….

It is with teary eyes yet grateful hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Joseph Marshall Van Buskirk in Burlington, Ontario on Monday, September 2, 2019 in his 105th year. His spirit and will to live was present to the very end. Joseph has been reunited with the love of his life, Lucy, who he has missed deeply and spoke of tenderly since her passing in February 1986. Saying goodbye with heavy hearts are his children; Richard M. Van Buskirk and Nancy V. Murray and her husband James Mink. Left holding years of memories are his grandchildren; Kelly (Phil), Katie, Alexis, Paul (Rena), Scott (Hiromi), John (Claire) and Jennifer. Joseph was blessed to be a great grandpa of Mary, Sarah, Sullivan, Sheppard, Kipling, Nina, Luke and Jack. Waiting to greet him on the next part of his journey are his parents Floyd and Corinne Van Buskirk, his brothers Doug and Floyd and his sisters Blanche and Margaret. Joseph was born in Montreal, Quebec and was a long-time resident of London, Ontario and a long-term employee of John H. Labatt Ltd. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 12-2 pm followed by the funeral service at 2 pm at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London. Interment will be held on Monday, September 9, 2019 at 11 am at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. In memory of his beloved Lucy and in lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any donations going to the Canadian Cancer Society, 201 King Street, London, ON N6A 1C9. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at