The death of Joe Houston of Beresford and formerly of Belledune occurred at his home surrounded by family after a lengthy illness on Tuesday, May 03, 2016 at the age of 78. Born in Clydebank, Scotland, he was the son of the late William and Agnes (McGonigle) Houston.
Joe was a Legion member for 35 years. Well known in the dart world in various levels of involvement. Member in the Scottish Culture Society where he wore his kilt with pride. Business owner of Joe’s Dart Arcade. Joe began his career in plumbing/pipefitting and his work ethic was admirable. He enjoyed camping, fishing, sight seeing, and meeting new people.
Joe is survived by his children; Minnie DeGrace (JP) of Beresford, Robert (Darlene) of Belledune, Anne Houston (Brian) of New Glasgow, Brian of Tracadie, Elaine Pearson (Ross) of Georgetown; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren as well as his sisters Betty Dempsey and Linda Smith and brother Eddie.
His funeral will be held at Bethel United Church, Nash Creek, Saturday, May 07 at 4 PM with visitation at St.Gabriels Funeral Parlour Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 in the evening.In lieu of flowers donations to the MGR Henri Cormier Lodge,(a place Joe and his family stayed at many times when he went for his cancer treatment) 333 Rue Highfield, Moncton NB, E1C 5R7. Funeral arrangements are in the care of MacMillans Funeral Home,Black Point.