It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved Joe, on December 24th, after a long courageous battle with an aggressive brain cancer at the age of 68.
He leaves to mourn his devoted wife of 44 years Cathy Hamer, amazing father to Christopher (Jennifer Anastasopoulos), and Ryan (Mélanie Gibeault). Loving “Bubba” to grandchildren to Logan, Savannah, Alessia and Matteo. Son of Zlata Katovcic, predeceased by father Cvetko Bedic. Brother of Anna Bedic.
A special mention goes to Sophia Hlongwani, who helped care for Joe and made him smile on a daily basis.
Joe was the ultimate family man, nothing gave him more pleasure than spending time with his family. He loved everything soccer, and was known as “The Gazelle” in his younger days because of his speed on the field.
He will be forever missed and never forgotten, in our hearts forever.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Center.
Friends and family are invited to pay their respects from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, January 8th at Voluntas Funeral Home, 4695 St-Jean Blvd, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC, H9H 2A7 (514-695-7979). Due to the pandemic situation and restrictions, the gathering will take place outdoor and vaccine passport is mandatory.
Francesco MarcheggianiDecember 28, 2021 at 6:24 pm
Words are never adequate in moments like these. I will say though, that my heart goes out to the family, and I will always remember the joyous memories that I was privileged to have in knowing Joe.
Tony IntrevadoDecember 28, 2021 at 7:35 pm
Condolences to the entire family. Haven’t seen Joe since elementary school but there was something unique about Joe, attitude, energy, smile. God bless.
Pino AsaroDecember 28, 2021 at 7:55 pm
Joe may you RIP your suffering behind you and in a better place… Condolences to the family…
Antonio LicursiDecember 28, 2021 at 7:56 pm
My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. I grew up with Joe and Anna on Springland Street. He could always throw snowballs the furthest away. I always felt safe when Joe was around. RIP.
Anna BedicDecember 28, 2021 at 8:18 pm
Thank you Tony. Joe always put 100% into everything he did 🙂 And you couldn’t be more right, Joe made us all feel safe, all the time!
Aldo GiliatiDecember 28, 2021 at 8:33 pm
RIP Joe, our friendship started on the soccer field but it lasted forever. Please save me a spot on your team up there in heaven … My sincere condolences to the family.
Frank CatalanoDecember 28, 2021 at 9:32 pm
My condolences to the entire Bedic family.
Archie EvangelistaDecember 28, 2021 at 9:39 pm
Condolences to all. I am so saddened to le
Condolences to all for your loss. I am so
saddened. Joe was a great person and coach. I remember the many years together at soccer tournaments and games. We will miss you. Rest in peace.
Bernard SaabDecember 28, 2021 at 10:44 pm
My condolences to the entire family. Joe was truly a gentleman and one of the nicest persons I have ever met. My heart goes out to the entire family. God bless your soul Joseph!
John HulewiczDecember 28, 2021 at 11:18 pm
RIP my friend! Great person, great teammate, a gentleman! My condolences to the family. So sorry for your loss!
Mike MorettoDecember 29, 2021 at 9:42 am
I can’t say enough about Joe Bedic. A true family man – family always came first with his love of soccer a close second. He was a student of the game. I was honored when he trusted me to have his son Ryan work with me from a young age and his airport drop off message to me changed over the years from “take care of my boy” to “take care of our boy”. Both his sons have grown to be fine men and a reflection of the dedication of their mom and dad. Joe will truly be missed – we will one day catch up on the other side.
KostaDecember 29, 2021 at 9:47 am
My condolences to the family.
Bill and Kathleen AnastasopoulosDecember 29, 2021 at 2:10 pm
We will always remember the joy, the fun and the special times we shared with Joe.
He was unique and always brought a smile to your face. He was loved, respected and admired by those who knew him. RIP dear friend, we will miss you.
Our sincerest condolences to the family…we hope the memories in your heart will ease the pain of your loss in the days to come. Those we love never go away; they walk beside us every day.
christyne bernardDecember 29, 2021 at 5:33 pm
May you rest in peace our dear friend you will always be in our hearts.
Kristina Anastasopoulos & Anthony FroioDecember 30, 2021 at 8:45 am
Our sincerest condolences to Cathy and all of the family. Some of the many qualities that we appreciated about Joe were his strong work ethic, sense of humour, but most importantly, his dedication and love for his family. He was so proud of all of their successes, especially those of his children and grandchildren. He was thoughtful with his words, patient, kind, and always gave us very meaningful advice. He fought his illness with great strength and humility, and while he is no longer with us physically, we know that he is watching over all of the family and friends that loved him so much.
Rest well Joe, we will miss you dearly.
Danielle GobeilDecember 30, 2021 at 10:43 am
My sympathies to Chris and his family.
Marie Claude DoyonDecember 30, 2021 at 11:02 am
Mes plus sincères condoléances Chris, à toi ainsi qu’à toute ta famille. I am so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts.
Raquel LobatonDecember 30, 2021 at 11:42 am
My deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences to you and your family Chris. You are in my thoughts.
Robert TaylorDecember 30, 2021 at 11:51 am
My condolences to the entire Bedic family . With a heavy heart I leave you this soccer players prayer below (play like a champion)…
Thanks God, for giving me life; and talents for my participation in sports.
Help me to play well, to use my powers to the full, to see them as gifts from you.
Be with me when I need to play hurt, when I have to deal with the pain of injury,
Keep me aware of the brotherhood/sisterhood I have with all athletes, even when
they are opponents; free me from the temptation to fake, to foul, to cheat.
I need to see that dedication to the cause will mean suffering, but let me know that
it is the kind of suffering that leads to new life and greater maturity.
Help me play with heart, and never lose heart.
Most of all, help me never to quit in my efforts to be open to you. For I believe your
full coming into my life is the way to real life, in all I do; I believe it is the way of my
becoming the truly human person you destined me to be.
Manuela FernandesDecember 30, 2021 at 2:08 pm
Dear Catherine and family,
My heartfelt condolences on your loss. Joe was not just a gentleman, he was kind and had a great sense of humour. He will leave a big hole in the lives of those he touched. May your special, loving memories of him bring you comfort during this sad and difficult time. You are in my thoughts.
Kate LagendykDecember 30, 2021 at 3:47 pm
My deepest sympathies to the Bedic family. It is my sincere wish that your love for one another carry and support you.
Thelma BélisleDecember 31, 2021 at 2:21 am
Dear Catherine and familly! I’m so so sad for Joe’s passing. My heart bleeds for your loss. Joe was the nicest man I met in my entire life. Patient, kind, tactful and a family man who loved you Catherine the kids and the grand kis more than anything else. He
enjoyed life and passed too soon. Réminiscing wil keep him in your heart for ever. The thought of him makes him part of you. He will be in my thoughts for ever.
My Condolences to you Cat like he used to call you, family and friends.
RIP my friend and please keep your family and friends safe.
Heather SzemenyeiDecember 31, 2021 at 10:08 am
So sad to hear about your dad Chris. My sympathies to all of you for this huge loss and hoping nice memories bring you peace.
Jacqueline WorthDecember 31, 2021 at 10:28 am
Our most sincere condolences to Cathy,Chri, Ryan and the whole family.
I spent a week with my children for many summers at their country place.Joe always treated my children like one of his own when we were there. They had a lot of fun playing in the pool with him amongst other things. I always enjoyed Joe and Cathy’s company. Everyone is sure to have some very fond memories.R.I.P. Joe
Stacey McLean-CerqueiraDecember 31, 2021 at 2:29 pm
My sincere condolences Cathy, Chris, Ryan and family. I am deeply saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during these difficult times.
Annette MartelDecember 31, 2021 at 2:43 pm
Cathy, I still have no words to console you. My heart & warmest of thoughts go to You, Chris & Ryan, as well as their respective families. Joe was just a really kind soul. He loved his family & obviously his soccer. His gentleness & humbling reception of his big screen tv from Chris & Ryan, for his 60th birthday brought all of us to tears. May he now rest in peace & suffer no more. It was all my pleasure to have known him. Prayers to all of Joe’s family
Mylena NatchevaDecember 31, 2021 at 5:17 pm
So very sorry for your loss, Chris and family. My most sincere condolences
Antonietta Martellini- MiceliJanuary 1, 2022 at 2:25 pm
Deepest condolences to the Bedic Family.
Alfio ArcieroJanuary 2, 2022 at 2:49 pm
He will be truly missed by all . Although I met Joe through Ryan he was always there to help when he could. He will be truly missed by all.
Nancy CosentiniJanuary 3, 2022 at 1:33 pm
To Cathy and family please accept my condolences. Despite his illness, Joe kept his sense of humor. He made us laugh. The Get together at the bistro will not be the same. We will miss you. RIP.
Anna-RitaJanuary 7, 2022 at 4:10 pm
My deepest sympathies to the Bedic family. Joe will always be remembered for his constant smile and good humor. He was such a kind and helpful person. I’ll never forget him helping me at 1am with that crazy flying bat in my house!!! He was a great man who left behind a wonderful family. My prayers are with you.