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In Memory of Joseph Leo Potyka

It brings us great sadness to announce the passing of a great father and husband Joseph Leo Potyka. Joe passed away peacefully at home on June 13th, 2023 at the age of 73 with his family by his side after a courageous and lengthy battle of cancer.

He is fondly remembered by his daughter Janina Potyka, his son James Potyka (Jonathan Papineau), and his beloved wife of 40 years Jocelyne Potyka (Champagne). 

Joe was predeceased by his parents Ewald Franc Potyka and Janina Sophia Potyka (Snigier). 

A Celebration of Life will be held at Blackburn Arms Pub Restaurant at 2586 Innes Rd in Gloucester on Saturday, June 24th, from 1pm to 4pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation – Cancer Centre at https://ohfoundation.ca/in-memoriam ; and a special thank you to the Oncology team and resources at the Ottawa General Hospital.

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My deepest condolences to the family. May you find comfort though your happy memories. ❤️

My memory of Joe was the first day at Chelka Lodge when I opened our door to see what was goin on and he yelled good morning come on out join us! If it wasn’t for that moment we my husband and I would have not gotten to know Joe and his wonderful family that we hold close to our hearts, they might not even live in the same country, but we speak periodically thru the yr and keep up with them and just think the world if this family. Thank you Joe, God bless you, you will be missed greatly! Love, Bruce and Sue!

We are deeply sorry for your loss. May you find strength to face the days ahead. May you hold in your hearts all those loving memories of Joe. Our thoughts are with you, Jocelyne and your family during this difficult time. With our love and deepest sympathies., Léo and Marjolaine Allard

Dear Jocelyne and family
My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your beloved husband and father. May happy memories of good times comfort you at this difficult time

Helen Gillespie
(LAC )

Mes sympathies Joce ainsi qu’à James et Janina. Je suis de tout coeur avec vous. J’aimais bien mes conversation avec Joe lorsque je répondais au téléphone. Il me disait hello baby. Nous rions. Un bon mari et père. Une bonne personne. Prenez soin de soin. Pensez à vous. Je suis là! xoxo

My condolences to Joce, Janina and James and to all the extended family. You have always been the best and friendliest neighbours ever. I will always remember Joe’s flags that had a special meaning. May your many memories help during this very sad time ♡

Joe was such a generous and loving soul who is remembered fondly and frequently. From all those in our family who knew this remarkable man, our condolences, prayers and thoughts go out to his beautiful family.

Nos sincères condoléances à vous tous, nos pensées et prières sont avec vous tous dans ces moments difficiles. Bon courage à vous tous.

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