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Date of Passing: Dec 29, 2022

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With sadness the family announces the passing of Joseph on December 29, 2022.
Longer obituary with service details to follow at a later date.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 14, 2023

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Joe was my mentor from my early years as an undergraduate student in the honours psychology program and throughout my subsequent years in the psychology graduate program at the University of Manitoba. He was a brilliant scientist and author with an incisively analytical mind, an exceptional teacher with the ability to bring clarity to the most complicated material, and a caring friend with unlimited patience and empathy. The skills I learned from him and the fond memories I have of the time I spent with him have left a lasting Impression on my life. I will always be grateful to him. My sincere condolences to Joe’s family and friends. - Posted by: Debby (Olenick) Hirsch (Former student) on: Apr 13, 2023

  • I was fortunate to have Joe as my advisor through two graduate degrees. His advice was always gentle, thoughtful and empowering. Joe was a committed researcher and teacher, a true intellectual, highly principled and always on the side of science. He was a leader in the introduction of behavioural psychology at the U of M and in the process influenced generations of students who went on to find that his teaching shaped their personal lives and in many cases enabled them to become of great help to others. Joe’s kindness to others was constant and he somehow remained completely unpretentious despite his success in a competitive world. I will remember him as one of a handful of people who greatly influenced my life. I extend my sympathy to his family and all others who will miss him. Carl Stephens - Posted by: Carl Stephens (Student) on: Jan 21, 2023

  • We had the pleasure of learning from Joe many years ago. He had the unique skill of providing direction while allowing you to make your own decisions, and mistakes. Joe was an accomplished researcher, but more importantly he fostered scientific thinking impacting on countless graduate students- who in turn developed their careers. This is Joe’s legacy- more than the sum of his actions. Joe was a kind person. He was concerned for the well being of others, and would often go out of his way to help his students. It was noted at times Joe had a few quirks- and we loved them. May he rest in peace. - Posted by: Brian and Patricia Rector (Former student) on: Jan 18, 2023

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