- 82 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 2, 1929
- Place of birth:
Siparia, Trinidad and Tobago
- Date of passing: Dec 26, 2011
- Place of passing:
La Romaine, Trinidad and Tobago
|Let the memory of William be with us forever! To his students he was "Todos" To me he was my best friend and will always be dearly loved and missed.|
"Rest In Peace dear Willie. You made a great contribution as your former students can testify. Enjoy your well deserved rest listening to the music you so dearly loved."
"How time flies! Five years and it seems like yesterday. I can only describe my feelings in the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"And a feeling of sadness comes o'er me
That my soul cannot resist:
A feeling of sadness and longing
That is not akin to pain
And resembles sorrow. only
As the mist resembles the rain.
Continue to rest peacefully my dearest with Jilly in glory until we meet again."
"Happy Anniversary Uncle Willie!
Today marks five years since you left us. I still remember that moment and the sadness of your passing. You are greatly missed, however there is the joyful reunion promised by Jesus which we all await. Oh what a great rejoicing that would be. Until then, rest in peace."
"Memories are all that are left and so I hold on to them as they ease the pain of your passing. How I wish you here to celebrate your 87th birthday with Jacinta and me! Know that we love you and continue to miss you.Sleep on beloved and rest in the arms of Jesus until we meet in glory! Happy Birthday!"
"Dearest Uncle Willie,
'HAPPY BLESSED BIRTHDAY'
I miss you and always will.
I think about the many times we all shared. Great and fond are those memories. It seems as if it was just yesterday that you left us.
Continue to rest with Jesus and our loved ones who are already there."
"Dearest Uncle Willie,
Today marks four years since you left for your new home in heaven and where you await us all. I miss you very much. I look at your chair at Jessie's table in Tampa and imagine seeing you having pawpaw and offering me some. That's just one of my pleasant memories of you. Happy Anniversary of your arrival in heaven, where I trust that you must be celebrating today with Jilly, your Parents, the Aunties and Uncles of the Joseph clan, other relatives and friends. Enjoy until we meet again. I'll drink a toast to you today. Happy Anniversary!"
"Four years have gone by today but they cannot erase the fifty three years of memories.which I carry in my heart.We missed you and Jill at the Christmas dinner table yesterday and celebrated your lives.
Descanse en paz mi amor en los brazos de Jesus."
"A great person ,that I was privileged to have known.
I will always miss your words of wisdom,you were totally non-judgemental.
.Fond memories of you will forever be etched on my mind."
"My dearest Dad,
You will always have a special place in my heart. I will always remember all the wonderful times we spent together as a family.
You are forever missed,and love you always. Happy Birthday""
Muy Feliz cumpleaños. Phylma, Hugo y yo ofrecimos la Santa Misa para ti esta mañana, el día 2 de octubre de 2015. Te recordaremos siempre como "Ángel", el nombre tan apropiado dado a ti por nuestros padres. Que Dios te bendiga querido hermano."
"My Dear Uncle Willie,
Happy Birthday up there! You must be celebrating with your loved ones. Today you would have been 86 years young if you were here. I always think of you, your caring, kind and generous ways. We are all celebrating with you today and you will never be forgotten esp. on this your special day."
"Feliz Cumpleanos mi querido! Me gustaria poder volver atras en el tiempo y traer de vuelta esos hermosos momentos que tuvimos juntos.Te echo de menos y me encantaria que siempre. Descanse en paz mi amor hasta que nos .encontremos."
"Feliz Dia del Padre!
You were such a loving earthly father to me as well. You taught me many things which I carry with me today. You continue to father as you watch over Jessie and I and take care of Jilly in heaven. You will always be 'Forever Missed'."
"My dearest Dad, you will always have a special place in my heart. I will always remember all the joyful times we spent together as a family. You have always been a very loving, caring and devoted Dad. May you rest peacefully."
"I want you to know how privileged I am to have known you.I will be forever grateful towards you for your kindness,and generous spirit.God sent you my way at the right time.Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge to me.
May God truly bless you.Happy Birthday!"
"Another year and the gulf between us widens. Yesterday at the dinner table two empty chairs stood out - stark reminders of yours and Jilly's absence. But we recalled occasions of happier times with anecdotes and jokes to ease the pain. We miss you Willie and Jilly and love you dearly. Rest peacefully."
"To: Dearest Uncle Willie
You'll always be in our hearts.
You and Jilly, rest with the Angels"
""A very generous and caring individual,I will never forget.Despite his level of attainment he was able to selflessly be compassionate to all.I will never fail to remember his support to me when I was at my lowest.A great human being ."
"The pain lingers even with the passing of time. Life will never be the same again.But we hold on to the promise that we will meet again in God's time. Happy Birthday beloved! Love always Babs."
"Whatever the reason,
He has taken you from us.
Please remember you are loved
And will be Forever missed!
Happy Birthday Uncle Willie"
"Today brings back mixed memories. Sad because two years ago Jacinta, Kathy- Ann and I helplessly watched you slip away and I could do nothing to keep you with us. Happy because I remember the good times we had together. Sometimes it's hard to accept that you have gone. So many times I want to share an experience with you or seek your advice or get your opinion on something and then I'm faced with the stark reality that you are gone forever. I know that we will meet again in God's time. Until then enjoy your rest with Jilly and the angels in paradise. Love you always Babs."
"On this 2nd Anniversary of your passing I want to tell you, that today I remembered that you told me the fried ham skin is called Chicharon. This was the correct answer to the question on the radio. Of course I proudly called and told them, since it came from the Master of Spanish. I'm writing this while in Jilly's home and remembering how proud of it she was. We all spent Christmas here together. The memories of you live on and so we will always be connected in spirit. May you continue to have peace until that glorious day when we all meet again.
Love and miss you, Kathy-Ann"
"Today brings back sad memories. It marks the anniversary of your hospitalization - the beginning of the end. If only I had known your days were numbered! So many things were left unsaid. Sleep on beloved and take your rest until we meet in glory."
"In this month of November as we pray for our faithful departed, I remember you in a special way Uncle Willie. May God grant you eternal peace with Him. Thank you for being a great role model for us.
With lots of love and prayers for your eternal rest.
Your niece, Kay"
I dream of you often and you always are happy, so today on your birthday I want to remind you that you are truly missed and loved. I'll keep you in my prayers always, so continue to rest in peace. My love also to Jilly whom I constantly think of. Until we meet again, Happy Birthday."
"I want let you know that I have been blessed to have had such a caring and devoted dad like you. I will always remember the fun times we had together talking, laughing and listening to music.
I will always love you. Happy Birthday""
"Remembering you today on your birthday.I see you and hear you in everything around me...a song, a flower, a piece of music, the whistling of the birds in the trees...all those things which we enjoyed together. Sleep and take your rest and know that you are always in my heart and I miss you every day"
"I love you. You would be forever etched in my memory as a family man, exercise enthusiast and a great Educator.
"Tío Guillermo José era un instructor español fluido fantástico y un intelectual. Su presencia se debe perder. Él será siempre en nuestros corazones. Uncle William Joseph was a fantastic fluent Spanish instructor and an intellectual. His presence shall be missed. Yet he shall always remain in our hearts."
"A very generous and kind person.I felt able to consult him during my time of need of guidance.Always willing to impart knowledge,also very witty
Iwill always have fond memories of MR.Joseph..
Heaven and the saints will embrace him."
"Today is an important day in our lives- our 55th wedding anniversary.I thank God for the 53 years we had together. I wonder if you remembered and are able to note it. During Holy Week I attended a recital of The Seven Last Words of Christ by Theodore Dubois and Faure's Requiem.Thanks to you I knew the music and it brought back beautiful memories of you. Happy anniversary! Love always Babs."
"Today marks the 6th anniversary of Jill's passing.Only you know how hard it was for us. Now you have joined her and I know you both are looking down on Keith, Jessie,Kathy and me and all our loved ones. I miss you both very much.You are always in my thoughts and prayers and I will love you always."
I know that you and Jilly have been together since your passing, and I know that you are taking care of each other. So on this 6th anniversary of her passing, I want you to give her a special hug for me and let her know that she is always in my thoughts. Rest in peace, in heaven, both of you."
"Candle lit by Bernice and Bernadette Joseph on 25th January 2013
Born on October 2nd, Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels, our parents named him William Angel---- indeed not a coincidence.To us his sisters, Phylma and Bernice, Willie was a "Guardain Angel". He was quite protective of us...so caring! His frequent phone calls can attest to this"
"And oh! THE MUSIC...! Our valued collection of classical, religious, in fact----" ART MUSIC" is a result of his unstincting generosity. Stainer's "Crucifiction" and " The Seven Last Words" are two of the many works he so generously shared with us.
God rest your soul , Willie. You have been a wonderful brother... a peaceful soul! Rest in Peace."
"Any problem or concern we had, we promptly called him; and his thoughtful response and invaluable advice--- often assisted by Barbara's imput--- always "soothed" the situation and brought us peace of mind. Very often subsequent phone calls would follow, addressing further the problem discussed, from a different perspective, making sure that we were satisfied."
"Today I thought of you when I listened to a concert featuring the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Thank you for introducing me to that beautiful classical music which I came to love and enjoy and which we listened to together for hours at a time.
Love you always
"willie, two memories:as teaching colleagues at pres i never spoke to you in the masters' room.know that archer and i always looked at you in awe---so devoted to your work and such deep concern for your students.next, the day by a beach with babs(then your girl) and zee and me. you ran a good race; now rest in heaven .gregory"
"Always The Gentlleman and one of the great Pres teachers. Willie remained a great supporter of The College all his life. He gave me great moral support when I needed it. Strange that I came upon his funeral program yesterday while sorting through some of my papers. Always fondly remembered " Todos " ."
"I remember Mr. Joseph who was renowned for his Spanish skills. He was quiet and unassuming. His daughter Jillian and i were good friends, and i remember Jillian as i write this because that is when I learned she was no longer here. if there is a good place for those who lived a righteous life, I am sure that he is now there."
"Dearest Uncle Willie,
Slowky here again. I remembered you on your first anniversary and dedicated my Burt Bacharach cd to your memory. You introduced me to his music which I'll always love.
You are gone but certainly not forgotten. RIP until we meet again."
"Among the good things we have from Trinidad there is the memory of your friendship and the good moments we shared together. Thank you for the warmth and hospitality you always had for us. Querido Willie, we always have you in our memories and our hearts. Con todo nuestro cariño. Mary, Paula Andrea, Juan Franco and Lorenzo."
"I will always remember you as a gentle and hospitable man - softly spoken and with a vast wealth of knowledge. I well remember our last conversation in March 2011 - I didn't know then you were not that well. Look after my Roger (RIP 10/11/12) - will you please? And all our other loved ones. Until we meet again your memory will live on. Cousin Linda."
"So kind, so gentle.....those are my thoughts when I think of you. I remember going to meet you up at Pres. College with Aunty Barbara and the girls.....such happy memories. It was my first experience going to the college where my boys would walk those very corridors so many years later. RIP Uncle Willie. Luv Deborah"
"I will always remember the fun times we had as young dudes fêting all over South Trinidad in my mother's Morris; as adults: your visits to Ottawa for some snow-shovelling, dancing to my music at Chateau Laurier, long-distance phone conversations. I was always inspired by your generosity, wit, intelligence, wide-ranging interests. My dearest friend: you remain foremost in my thoughts"
"Today marks one year since you left us.I think of you every day.I know that you are in a better place and enjoying it. Please know that you are forever in my heart and my thoughts and I will love you always.
Happy First Anniversary in heaven.
influenced my life in so many ways. You taught me to appreciate music, swim and play cards just to name a few. We've always had many special times together. On this birthday anniversary, I want to tell you how much I love you. I know you're in that beautiful place and that we will meet again. Happy Birthday."
"I want you to know that you meant the world to me and I will never forget you I miss the fun times we spent together,the evenings listening to music and chatting and laughing.
Love you always Happy Birthday"
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