Obituary of Joseph Guest
Joe passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Monday March 23 with his wife Elinore of 61 years and daughter (and caregiver) Patti at his side, after a 24 year battle with Leukemia
at the age of 80.
Beloved husband of Elinore. Loving father of Beverly (Tim) Jozkoski of Port Perry, Joe (Sue) Guest of Oshawa and Patricia (Russ) Gilbride of Hampton. Proud grandfather of Chad (Marianne) Jozkoski, Jenni Jozkoski (Jason), Kurtis (Danielle) and Colin Gilbride, Joshua & Matthew Guest. Great grandfather of Charlotte and Joseph Jozkoski and Bridgette Pannekook. Joe retired in 1980 after 30 years at GMC as an electrician at the age of 45. He raised, trained and raced standardbred horses for many years as he was an avid horseman, then retired to Sturgeon Lake to fish.
Nothing gives a man a feeling
Of so much joy and pride
As to be at the track at sunrise
And have a colt to drive.
I tell you theres nothing like it,
It cannot be explained
When you go out early morning
With your hands upon the reins.
Some folks they aint so lucky,
They commute to jobs they dread,
If I had to do that,
Id just as soon be dead.
Oh, I guess if I had to
Id do the same as them,
But if I had my life to live over
Id do this all again.
I suppose it aint all pleasure,
Bad times there are of course,
But theyre usually caused by people,
Just leave me alone with my horse.
Horses aint always perfect,
But at least they dont complain,
So give me a colt at sunrise,
With my hands upon reins.