LAUZON, Joseph Martin


~ On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Joseph Martin Lauzon, loving husband and father of six children, passed away peacefully at the age of 96 in his home with his wife Lena by his side.  Joseph was born on September, 21, 1922 in Sault Ste. Marie to Joseph and Margaret Lauzon. He served bravely, in WWII, with the Queen’s Own Rifles as a Rifleman, 3rd Division and then returned home and on May 13, 1947, he married his sweetheart, the former Lena Massovich, and together for 71 years they shared laughter, adventures, companionship and mounds of love as they raised six children.

Joseph’s career spanned 41 years at Algoma Steel where he retired as a Supervisor in Transportation in 1981. He was an active sportsman and loved to spend time with Lena, bowling, curling, golfing and skiing. He was also an avid and at times tormented Blue Jays fan. His passion for his family and outdoors led to many “eventful” camping trips during the summer, until 1967 when he built a cottage at Sand Bay.  It is there, in that place, where his family had their most cherished memories while growing up together.

Devoted husband to Lena, and wonderful father to Linda (Terry), Peggy (Jimmy), late David (Gloria), Catherine (Rod), Joseph and Danny (Elan). Proud grandpa to Drew and Mandiy, Damien and Rejeanne, Dylan and Joseph, Matthew, Quynn and Lucas and seven great grandchildren.  Joseph was predeceased by his sisters, Lenore Hall (late Arthur), Mercedes DiPasquale (late Remo), Betty Cherry (late Jim), Dorothy Miller (late Jack) and brother Phil (Marg).

Special thank you to the Palliative Care team especially Marcy and Lisa; March of Dimes especially Stephanie and Veterans Affairs for all their support.

A celebration of life will take place at the Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E. – 705-759-2522) on Sunday, November 18, 2018 between 1 pm – 3 pm.  Memorial contribution to A.R.C.H. would be appreciated.  Condolences may be offered at

At the going down of the sun

And in the morning

We will remember them.


Members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 25 are requested to assemble at the Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3 pm for a memorial service for the late Joseph Lauzon.

 “The echoes of beauty you’ve seen transpire,

Resound through dying coals of a campfire.”

Ernest Hemingway