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Joseph Alexander Kenneth Greer

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Joseph Alexander Kenneth Greer

October 30, 1975 - October 5, 2021

For Joseph Greer, 45

We are deeply saddened to report the passing of our beloved brother Joseph Alexander Kenneth Greer on October 5, 2021.

Joe was born younger brother to Benjamin Greer and was the 2nd son to Samuel and Heather Greer (nee: Ledgerwood) on October 30, 1975. The marriage was not the happily ever after both Sam and Heather had hoped for. Shortly after the birth of 3rd child (Leanna) it ended thereafter in divorce.

Joe’s life may have been cut short but during his time here he was loved and cherished.

Heather re-married and husband Roman Malanczyj “Dad” loved Joe as a son equal to their two biological children of the marriage – Danilo and Maria.

Joe was a creative character from the get go, born with a large spirit and equally large gifts. Joe’s spirit, laughter, truths and worldly views could capture an audience for both great debate and pure entertainment. He was head strong and had a strong moral compass. He tried to do what was right over what was easy. Growing up, this included Joe taking the blame for actions not solely his own and through out his life, he always spoke his truth and encouraged others to do the same. Joe was recognized to have gifts beyond the average and was encouraged to skip grades in school, offers he declined. Alongside Dad, he built a soap box for boy scouts, he enjoyed the outdoors (many camping trips) and physical fitness. Joe also had a commitment to his friends and his social world at an early age. He kept our parents busy with his interests in sport including enrollment and travel for swimming, orienteering, hockey, lacrosse and soccer. When Joe got his license, he could be seen driving the large family van “big red kahuna” around Port Hope and collecting half the soccer team for our games, practices and tournaments.

Joe read a lot and he was truly gifted in many ways. A dedication to friends meant Joe maintained a social life to which he would say, “school is getting in the way”, school eventually did interfere. Joe was involved in the music industry for a period of time and he continued with creative pursuits. He endured challenges and equipped himself with strategies determined to outsmart and survive against social norms. This included experimentations, with diet (from vegan to ice cream only) and survival (disappearing acts from the family home). Joe did endure some hardships and stayed true to his life choices.

After the unfortunate passing of Joe’s Mom Heather, Roman re-married and the family grew again to include Step-Mom Patricia and her two adult daughters Celeste and Michelle.

We always looked forward to Joe’s impromptu returns to our family in his adult years. None of us can say ‘Joe’ and refrain from an emerging smile of a memory, time or a tale. He was the heartbeat of our gatherings, a conversationalist with a silver tongue and a treasure in our family home. We trust that Joe is continuing to entertain and has found peace.

He is survived and maintained in loving memory by Dad, Roman (Pat) and his siblings Celeste (Shawn), Michelle (the late Jason), Ben (Christine), Leanna (Trevor), Danilo (Seema), Maria (Kyle). Aunts: Vera, Darlene, Nancy, Charlotte Uncles: John, Jim, Bruce and many cousins.

Joe is pre-deceased by his parents Samuel Greer and Heather Malanczyj. He is also pre deceased by his grandparents George & Donna Ledgerwood, Ken and Joan Greer.

A private service for immediate family will be held at a later date.

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Twyla - October 22, 2021

Dear Charlotte It has been many years since I have seen you. I miss Sam too and your loss of your mom and dad. We were kids all in Garden Hill and Campbellcroft. Deepest condolences to you and family. My my, when I see the picture posted of your Joseph he brings me back to how much he looks like his dad. Don’t think that people who have loved and known you don’t still love you. Twyla

RON and NANCY CRANFIELD - October 18, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

Nancy Cranfield - October 18, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

Kari Campbell - October 15, 2021

So sorry to hear. Ken and Joan were my neighbour's as well as Sam for awhile. I haven't seen the kids since they were young. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you!

Ian D'Agostino - October 15, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

Ian D'Agostino - October 15, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear that Joe has passed. He was kind, funny, profoundly intelligent, and fearless. He stood up for what he believed in, and took care of those around him. He was a good friend, and he will be missed very much.

Don Slade - October 15, 2021

I am Deeply saddened by Joe's passing, he was a great friend. I am blessed to have known him. We shared many laughs and great memories over the years. Rest peacefully old friend.

Francis and Lynn Prentice - October 15, 2021

Francis and I made a donation in Joes honour to Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority. Sending hugs and prayers to the whole family

Matt McDonald - October 13, 2021

Many wonderful memories, deeply missed and never forgotten.

Oryst & Mary Zyhar - October 12, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

Rob & Tina Van Egmond - October 11, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

Neil Morton - October 10, 2021

Very nice Story I knew most of the Greer Family ! Went to School with Sam back in the 60s! My condolences Neil Morton

Carol & Leigh-Ann Cameron - October 9, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

PAULA LANGILLE - October 9, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

roy woodman - October 9, 2021

sorry to here of joes passing

Sherri Graham - October 9, 2021

I'm so sad to hear about Joey (yes he was always Joey to me). Have so many great memories of him as we were very close when your mom was alive. Unfortunately life changes and we lost touch but I thought of him and all you guys quite often. He will be missed in my heart but live on in my memories. All m love to all of you. Uncle Roman Malanczyj Leanna Langille and family Danilo Malanczyj and family Ben and family and yourself💔

Nancy and John Blunden - October 8, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Joe . Joe was a very smart and handsome guy. We haven't seen him in years but remember him well when his Mom Heather babysat our kids .. RIP Joe 🙏

Jay and Kim Davidson - October 8, 2021

Kim and I are terribly sorry to hear of your loss Leanna. By the sounds of it you will laugh and smile as much as cry in the coming days. Time will heal and he will visit you often in your minds eye. Be well.

Melanie - October 8, 2021

Oh Joe...he was truly a free spirit, now more than ever.

Nancy Langille - October 8, 2021

Leanne I am so sorry to hear this. Paula has talked about Joe when she has come from your place. He will always have a very special place in your heart for ever. Think of you all at this time. Nancy and Larry Langille.

Amy Keiser - October 8, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

Lisa (prentice) Pogue - October 8, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority

Francis and Lynn Prentice - October 8, 2021

We wish to extend our sincere sympathy to Joe’s family. Joe was a wise man trying to find a place in life. I believe he lived on his own terms and went through life by his own beat. My you Rest In Peace Joe.