Joe Porter

1926 - 2017

Of Wiarton, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Owen Sound, on Saturday July 29, 2017. Harry “Joe” Ward Porter at the age of 91 years. Loved husband of Carolyn (nee Arnold) and the late Rhoda (nee Lembke). Devoted father of Joanne (John Beacock), of Collingwood, Karen Piper, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Larry (Linda), Evan, and Devin, all of Wiarton. Cherished grandfather of Allison and Amanda; Jared, Adam, Jessica, and Danna, and Ryan and Trevor. And great-grandfather of 7. Dear brother of Jim (Helen), Norman (Isabel), Joyce (Stew Bell), Irene (Murray Peer), June (Stan Beckett), and Pat (Glen Wilkinson), and Leone (Ross Wrath). Brother-in-law of Brenda Porter, Isabelle Arnold, Barb Arnold, Ted Arnold (Gwen), Harvey Arnold, Everett Arnold (Edie), Vern Arnold (Fay), Donna Arnold, and Kelven Arnold (Tracey). Predeceased by his parents, Russell and Rita (nee Ward); brothers, Ray, Jack, and Carl; and brothers-in-law Jim, Terry, Don, Bill and Doug Arnold. Cremation has taken place. Family invite friends to gather for visitation at the Thomas C. Whitcroft Peninsula Chapel, 272 Berford St., Wiarton (519) 534-5341 on Wednesday August 2, 2017 from 1-2:30 PM, where a service to celebrate Joe’s life will be conducted at 3 o’clock. Interment in Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton. Donations to the BPHS Foundation, or to Heart and Stroke would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at

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