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WOODS, Joseph Melville


It is with broken hearts and much sadness that we announce the death of Joseph Melville Woods of Lower Woodstock on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at the Upper River valley Hospital at the age of 76.

Joe was born in Guelph, ON, on September 19th, 1947, to the late Joseph and Gertrude (Graysley) Woods. He is survived by his loving wife Marlene Hassard, daughter Emmalee (Jamie) Glover, stepdaughters, Montana (Christopher) Angelidias, Camillia (Patrick Lawrence) Cleaveley, stepson Travis (Nichole) Cleaveley, his grandchildren Connor, Georgia, Mitchell, Tafari, Westlyn, Everly, Amaya, Isabella, Elysia, Caliegh, and Sophia. Besides his parents, Joe was predeceased by a grand daughter Elena. Sister Donnalee Sagan, Brother George (Gloria) Woods.

Joe enjoyed a very close relationship with is numerous nieces and nephews and their families. When asked what Joe's occupation was, so many things came to my mind; youngest licensed mechanic in the province, businessman, truck driver, bus driver, car salesman, husband, brother, uncle and son but Joe’s role as a father and grandfather were the most important jobs he had. The one thing that really stood out to me was Dreamweaver. Joey was a champion of ideas, the champion of hopes and dreams for anybody who was brave enough to have them. His loyalty and easy-going demeanour, laced with a healthy dose of barroom humour was the perfect recipe for adventure and lifetime friendships.

He was everybody’s friend. He always found the good in people. His love for life and sense of adventure cultivated so many relationships at the racetrack with his race family, in any place of business where he worked and of course always at home with the ones that he loved.

You are right Joe; we have a gorgeous love and know that it will carry me through this storm. You have cleared turn 4 baby, just send her.

It was always Joe’s wish that in lieu of a formal service, anyone wishing to honour his memory do so with family and friends sharing your favourite Joe Woods anecdote...

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Carleton Funeral home and Crematorium, 337 Lockhart Mill Road, Jacksonville NB.

If so desired, donations in Joe’s memory can be made to any local animal shelter.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Carleton Funeral Home and Crematorium, 337 Lockhart Mill Road, Jacksonville NB.