Joe Bayer

1935 - 2017

Josef “Joe” Bayer – of Wiarton, suddenly at his residence, on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at the age of 81 years. Beloved father of Sue Askin, of Oliphant, Tony Bayer, of Brampton, and Bill Bayer, of Oakville. He will be remembered by his sister Rosi Ksoll of Germany; and his nieces and nephew and their children. He will also be missed by his cousin Mary Gubasta of Brampton and her children. Predeceased by his parents Mathias and Rosalia (Rutterschmid); his beloved wife Catherine; and his partner Celina Pepper; brother Frank; and son-in-law James “Jimmy”. Moving to Wiarton with his young family, he found himself living in a part of Canada where he could enjoy nature, create a garden and small orchard and work with his hands in a beautiful area surrounded by Lakes. He is fondly remembered for the bounty of his garden and fruit trees, teaching his son Bill how to fish, and instilling in his children the desire to try new things and the enjoyment of a simple life. Private family Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Spring interment in Bayview Cemetery, Wiarton to be followed by a celebration of Joe’s life. Donations to BPHS Wiarton would be appreciated and can be made through the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed online at

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