In Memory Of DONOHUE, Joseph

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Donohue, Joseph
September 7, 1953 - August 13, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Joseph Donohue on August 13, 2019, at his home in Montreal. Beloved and cherished husband of Susan Ross Donohue. Survived and loved by his sisters Sheila and Mary-Ellen (Kavanagh) and brother Rev. Tom Donohue. Uncle to Andrea, Andrew, Graeme, Gerry, Lorraine, Ruth, Joan, Rosaleen, Sylvia and John Joe.

Joe touched the hearts of all who knew him. His kindness, laughter, friendship and love will stay with us. His photography will be a reminder of his amazing talent and passion for capturing the moment with his own unique vision whether a soft detail of nature or a sunset in his beloved Paris.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Messages for the Family of DONOHUE, Joseph

From: G. Scott MacLeod

It is with great sadness I announce the loss of a dear friend, husband (to his long time partner Susan Ross Donohue), brother, photographer, colleague, Paris enthusiast, lover of prints, books and Roxy Music. You were an empath who supported those with less. You celebrated beauty through your lens and the work of others. There was no one like Joe Donohue I miss him already. May your legacy of goodness and photography live on in our hearts as we are richer for you and your work. The world will not be the same without your company, banter, friendship and photography.
From: Lynda Porter

Dear Susan. I was so saddened and shocked to hear this. Joe touched many lives; whether through his photography or the huge amount of volunteer work he did. I treasure the time we spent together at the Food Depot and am forever grateful for his sense of humour and gentle and clever wit he always carried about him. So very sorry.
From: Holly Durkee

I am shocked and saddened to learn of Joe’s passing. We knew each other for many years from the Downtown YMCA. Joe was always a fan of my homemade brownies, I will have to make a pan i. His honour. My condolences to Susan and the rest of his family.
From: Helene

t was just a few years ago that I met Joe and his lovely wife Susan. We have become very close friends having similar values and sense of humour. Though I’ve recently lost people with whom I have been friends for decades, Joe’s sudden and unprovoked death has just shaken me to my core. Two more lovely people I have truly never met, and Susan’s grief will be shared by everyone who knows her.
Rest In Peace dear Joe Donohue August 13, 2019
From: Joan Kavanagh

So sorry for your loss: to the whole family, particularly to Aunt Susan, the love of his life. Uncle Joe was always fun, funny, and enjoyed being a great uncle to Cara, Nolan and David. Although he didn't have a chance to meet the youngest (but asked me to send as many pictures as possible) - Cara and Nolan LOVED his fun playful side as little kids, so playing with them is how I will choose to remember him. Rest in peace Uncle Joe.
From: Helene

t was just a few years ago that I met Joe and his lovely wife Susan. We have become very close friends having similar values and sense of humour. Though I’ve recently lost people with whom I have been friends for decades, Joe’s sudden and unprovoked death has just shaken me to my core. Two more lovely people I have truly never met, and Susan’s grief will be shared by everyone who knows her.
Rest In Peace dear Joe Donohue August 13, 2019
From: Ruth Dunsky

Dear Susan,
I am so sorry to learn of the sudden death of your dear husband. It is especially difficult when unexpected, but I do hope that your loving memories will help to ease your pain.
From: Kathryn Morris Trainor

Oh Susan, such sad news. I only met Joe once or twice...liked him right away...will remember him with smile. His photography was artistic, sensitive and beautiful. My heart is with you and your family.
Kathryn, WAS
From: Josette Wecsu

Dear Susan,
I am so sorry to learn of your immense loss.. Joe was a very talented photographer and I am pleased to have had the opportunity to collaborate with you and Joe for our art show at Métèque last Spring. My very sincere condolences to you and your family.
Josette Wecsu
From: Patricia Dumais and Andrew Burlone

Dear Susan,
Andrew and I are very saddened by the news of your dear husband Joe. He will live on in our hearts and minds through his exquisite photography. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.
From: Tracy fairchild

I only had the pleasure of meeting Joe in person once, when I attended an art show with my aging mom. He knew me as someone who held the corporate purse strings for sponsorship: we had spoken a few times by phone, trying to get things, sadly unsuccessfully, off the ground. He was so kind in person, gentle with my mother, understanding her need for beauty. He knew it because he must have felt it himself. The world is a lesser place without him.
From: Marlene Levenson

Dear Family of Joe
Joe had a keen sense of images through people. Volunteering at various places especially AGI, he was the In-house photographer and made our functions that much more special. He captured the very essence of the meaning of our Cause.
HE stands out in my heart not really ever knowing him personally other than posing for a picture. May he Rest In Peace.
From: Anneli and Pentti Salonen

We had a great pleasure to get to know Joe when staying in Montreal 2012 - 2013. He was always so kind, ready to help. And he was a great artist, we admire his works. We kept contact afterwards and even met in Paris 2014. We were happy to host Susan & Joe in Finland Oct 2016, many good memories from that time, too.
Susan's message about Joe's death chocked us. It took some time to realize and then the deep sorrow caught us.
Dear Susan, take care. Love Anneli & Pentti
From: Deanne Habeeb

Dear Susan,
It was with great surprise and shock that I heard of the passing of your wonderful Joe.
Please accept my sincere condolences. He will be missed at our choir. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Fond regards, Deanne
From: Marta Cianfarano

I am saddened to hear of Joe's passing. I remember him fondly from the YMCA. He has left his mark with his photos, and we have all benefitted from his presence. He was a good man, very talented photographer and he will be sorely missed. My deepest sympathies to his family, may be rest in peace.
From: lily goldman

Dear Suzan,
Our hearts are with you .
Paint, it will help I am sure
Sincerely
lily goldman
From: Dubravka WAS

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences.
From: Arolin Poleon

Please accept my deepest sympathy
for you sudden loss.
From: Eleuthera Diconca-Lippert

Joe's sudden passing has come as such a shock. He was so vibrant, shone such bright light. He was a beloved friend and member of my choir, where he always had a smile on his face and a joke rolling off his tongue. He brought us all so much joy. He was an incredibly talented photographer and we regularly exchanged our work to inspire one another. He was a kind, generous, wonderful person. I miss him dearly. My condolences to his family and loved ones. You're in my thoughts and my heart. <3 <3 <3
From: meg Davis

Dear Sheila. We were so sorry to hear this news. Please know we're sending you all our love and support from the Girouxs
From: Rochelle Mayer

Susan, what a terrible loss for you. I hope that as the time passes your art will bring you some confort and ease a bit of your pain. My thoughts are with you. Take good care of yourself. An artist friend, Rochelle