Mundt, Julius Frederick
MAY 22, 1918 - FEB. 3, 2007 It is with heartfelt sadness the children of Julius "Joe" Mundt announce his passing on February 3, 2007. He left us to be with the love of his life Gertie so they could celebrate their 50th Anniversary together on February 9th. Joe was born in Trittau, Germany on May 22, 1918 and came to Canada with his family at the age of 3 where they settled in Biggar, Saskatchewan. At the age of 14 he left the farm to make his way in the world where he settled and made Thunder Bay his home. In his retirement Dad and Mom would spend the winters in Phoenix, Arizona. Joe worked at many jobs but ended up with his own contracting business and worked for many years alongside his sons for Bell Telephone and Ontario Hydro. Joe was also involved with many organizations such as The Moose, The Shriners and the Masons. Joe had a generous nature and would be the first to lend a helping had to others. He also had a sense of humour and more one liners than anyone I know. Needless to say growing up our house had a lot of laughter. I can still see his smile and twinkle in his eye when he would tell one of his more "colourful" jokes! Joe liked to do a bit of gambling and poker playing and he loved his trips with Doris & Gerry to Vegas. Joe enjoyed people and everyone was welcome to his home. Over the years many of his friends have already passed. Laurie & Vi are dear friends and Joe looked forward to time spent with them. He was excited about going on a road trip with Reg this summer. Joe's family meant everything to him and extended out to friends. He always wanted the family to get together as much as possible. He loved to sit on the deck with his family and friends surrounding him. Joe was predeceased by his son George (2004), his wife Gertrude (2005) and is survived by his daughters Marita (Terry), Doris (Gerry), Caroline (John) and his son Erv (Michelle) and of course all the grandkids Mike, Ryan, Miranda, Boomer, Jason, Mathew, Justin, Brittany, Wolfgang, Cody, Connor, Josie, and his great grandsons Jaden & Ty. Joe lived a long a full life and though we are sad and will miss him dearly we knew the end was coming, he's been telling us for years! And though our tears are falling they are not in sorrow for every tear that falls is a memory of happiness. We were truly blessed to have him as long as we did, a truly amazing man we got to call our Dad. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Laurie Halonen and Dr. Mutrie for quickly coming to Dad's aid. Joe's children would like to extend an invitation to Joe's friends to drop by his home on February 8th between 1 and 4 to celebrate his life. We love you Dad. You will be missed each and every day. "Keep on feeling with your fingers! Daddy-O"