In Memory of



Obituary for Joe Oliveira

OLIVEIRA, Joe (January 8, 1950 – October 20, 2022) -

It is with broken hearts that we the Oliveira family announce the peaceful passing of our devoted husband, father, grandfather (Avo), brother, uncle and friend to many, Joe Oliveira, a long-time resident of RR6 Tillsonburg), at the LHSC – University Hospital, in his 73rd year. Joe is survived by his much loved and loving wife of 48 years, Balbina (Da Silva) Oliveira. Joe was born in Braga, Portugal, to the late Joaquim Oliveira and is survived by his mother, Maria (Da Costa) Oliveira, in Portugal. Joe’s proudest legacy were his caring children and grandchildren. Joe is survived by his son Victor Oliveira (Salomeja Paragauskas), of Tillsonburg and their children Julian, Amilia, and Dominic; Laura (Daniel) Henriques, of Mississauga and their children Eva and Matilde; George (Maggie) Oliveira, of Langton and their children Sebastian and Abigail. Always a caring brother and brother-in-law to: Manuel (Rosa), of Portugal, Olivia (Frank), of Simcoe, Beatriz (late Antonio, 2014) of Mount Pleasant, John (Maria), of Mabee’s Corners, Carolina (Luis), of Portugal, Joe Luis, of Tillsonburg, and predeceased by Manuel Jose (2013) (survived by his wife Ana Rosa) of Tillsonburg, Brother-in-law Ramiro Da Silva (Maria) of Portugal. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Joe was an active member of St. Mary's parish as his faith was very important to him. He was also a proud and active member (and past Grand Knight) with the Knights of Columbus, Council #3212, and a charter member of the St. Francisco Marto of Fatima, Assembly #3854. Joe was a hard-working man, who put his family first. He always made you laugh and was willing to help anyone, even if you never asked. He was the first one at the job site and the last one to go home. Joe was a dedicated foreman with Elgin Construction for 40 years. A true storyteller, if you ever went for a drive with him, you would hear about any bridge, road, or sign that he worked on. He had a unique sense of humour that we will truly miss.

Everyone who knew Joe is invited to attend public visitation on Monday, October 24th, 2022, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes Chapel, 262 Broadway, Tillsonburg. All Knights of Columbus members are invited to attend a Knights of Columbus Prayer Service on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m., officiated by the members of Council #3212. A Public Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held to Celebrate Joe’s Life and Faith in St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 51 Venison St. W., Tillsonburg, on Tuesday, October 25th, at 11:00 a.m., by Rev. Fr. Seejo John.

To view the memorial video that has been created to honour Joe, please copy and paste the below link into your internet browser bar:

Internment follows in the Tillsonburg Cemetery. All are invited to share special memories, favourite photos, send flowers or contribute memorial donations to “St. Mary’s Church – Building Fund” or to the “Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario” via Joe’s online tribute page at or by contacting the Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes- Burial and Cremation Services Inc. (519)842-4238, entrusted with all funeral arrangements, with confidence.