Joe Chrobak Death, Obituary – The news that Joe Chrobak passed away this week has left us in indescribable mourning. Joe served as our bass player for a good portion of our history. Even though he was no longer a member of the band, he continued to assist us with the sound at a number of our performances and made frequent visits to the rehearsal space to catch up with old friends. He was our supporter and a close friend, and we will miss having him around in a big way. During this time of mourning for all of us, please pray for his family.
Those automobiles always appeared to have been meticulously cleaned. His brothers Jim (Lorraine) and Dana, as well as his sister Janice (Don) Purcell, his niece Ashlee, and his nephews Jason (Taryn), Chad, Casey, and Darren are among those who are left behind after Joe’s passing. In addition, he is survived by his beloved uncle and aunt Dick and Pat Chrobak, his brother-in-law Larry Peters, and his longtime friend and fellow auto enthusiast Barry Belanger.
Additionally, Joe had a great deal of affection for his extended family, which included Holly, Patsy, Tara, Tracy, Roy, and Evan. His mother Leona, father Joseph Sr., and sisters Deborah and Donna all passed away before Joe. Joe was the youngest of five children. Since Joe was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease 15 years ago, he has been receiving treatment at Simon Fraser Lodge. The family would like to offer their heartfelt gratitude to the numerous nurses and doctors for their compassionate care and attention to detail.
On Friday, January 22, 2010, a celebration of Joe’s life will take place in a setting that is intimately limited to his family and very close friends. The arrangements have been taken care of by Assman’s Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, those who knew and cared about him are encouraged to remember him by making a donation to the Huntington’s Disease Medical Clinic in the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia Hospital.