OBITUARY

Joseph "Joe" Tabri

January 20, 1962December 30, 2020

Surrounded by his loved ones on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at CAREFOR Cornwall Hospice; age 58 years. Beloved husband of Sandra Tabri (née Ladouceur). Loving son of Rose (née Messarra) Tabri and the late Emile Tabri. Dear nephew of Elie Tabri. Adored son-in-law of Jeanne (née Bélisle) Ladouceur and the late Émile Ladouceur. Cherished brother-in-law of Richard Ladouceur (Louise), Suzanne Bisaillon (Yvon) and Rene Ladouceur (Monique). Joe will be missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral arrangements under the care and direction of LAHAIE & SULLIVAN, CORNWALL FUNERAL HOME, West Branch, 20 Seventh Street West, (613-932-8482). A Memorial Mass in Blessed Sacrament Church will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, Memorial Donations to CAREFOR Cornwall Hospice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Messages of condolences may be left at www.lahaiesullivan.ca

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Michel Brisson

January 14, 2021

Dear Sandra and family:

Sorry for the delay, but I wish to offer you my deepest condolences over the passing of my dear friend Joe. He was a caring, passionate person who truly believed in what he set his goals on. I will always remember the patience and the chances he took letting me drive his first new motorcycle! I crashed into the corner of my parents house and ended up plucking carrots out of the garden where I finally ended up stopping. He took it in stride and trusted me a few days after to let me try it again in a LARGE open field. Once I got going, the bug hit me hard. I've had around 16 motorcycles since then and will always think of Joe for giving me a chance again. If that wasn't enough, Joe introduced me to plain chips in a bowl dunking in pure vinegar! Instant salt and vinegar chips. Yummy! He always had an influence on me in some way or another, I ended up buying his new house in 1993 when he and Sandra decided to move out of town. I regret not having kept track of him, only to reconnect this past summer when he moved into his house in Cornwall. I tried to visit him as much as possible when he was feeling well enough, and I cherished those times I spent with him talking over all the vehicles and motorcycles we owned, and stereos were also part of our passion. May you find peace and tranquility up in heaven my friend, the suffering has ended. Till we meet again some day my friend. We will all miss you dearly.

Ty Swain

January 11, 2021

To Joe's family... I am SO sorry for your loss. I was unaware that Jow was ill... he was a "helluva" guy and a very honorable business professional. I was introduced to Joewthrough our company's efforts to support Komet's sales organization... Joe and I had many "unique" conversations, argued many great points and ideas, and mutually worked hard to support the business... that said, he was a wonderful guy, very transparent, heartfelt and was the person to "fall on their sword" for what he believed in or for anyone he was trying to help. Over the top sensitive... which is a powerful and human value some people lack... not Joe.
Again, I am so sorry to here of his passing, I am sure he is and will be missed. My sincere condolences!
Warmest Regards,
Ty Swain, CEO
Growth Dynamics

Sean Farnell

January 8, 2021

Joe was one of the kindest men I knew. We had a business relationship that developed into a genuine friendship and he will be sorely missed. Without a doubt, our best time together was when we rode rented Harley's from Phoenix to Tombstone.
Joe had never ridden a Harley before and he had the wide-eyed enthusiasm of a kid those few days.
I will miss him.

FRANCOIS Fournier

January 7, 2021

Sincère condoléances.
Et que de bon souvenir..
Passe avec toi Joe

Bruce Hynes

January 6, 2021

So very sorry for your loss Sandra and family. Joe hired me at Starrett for my first ever Sales position and I haven't looked back. I learned so much from Joe and had a lot of fun working with him. I know I owe a lot to his mentorship and his belief in me.

Marco Turmel

January 6, 2021

Sandra, c'est avec grand regret que j'ai appris le deces de Joe.Mes sinceres condalences et bon courage dans ces moments difficiles.
Joe etait un grand et honnete homme.Encore nous sinceres sympathie

Suzie et Marco Turmel

Rob Baker

January 6, 2021

Sandra, I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing, we had many good years together and he will be sadly missed. My heart goes out to you at this time, Love Rob

Katie Hart

January 6, 2021

Sandra and Family,

I am deeply sorry for your loss and hope you can find comfort and everlasting love within the many memories Joe brought.

I was very lucky to have Joe take me under his wing early in my career and will never forget all of the guidance he gave me.

I still laugh about some of our jokes, most notably all of the times he called me after something didn’t go quite right and “Kung fu” moves came out.

KH

Louis Ménard

January 6, 2021

Chère Sandra,
C'est avec grande tristesse que j'ai appris le décès de Joe.
Je tiens à t'assurer toute ma sympathie.
J'ai eu la chance de collaborer avec Joe durant de nombreuses années- du temps de Mitutoyo, Starrett et KAR.
Même si nos chemins se sont éloignés depuis quelques années, je garde le souvenir d'un Ami, de quelqu'un qui était formidable , toujours à l'écoute et qui voulait t'aider.
Joe était un homme intelligent, généreux et passionné. ¨Sa¨Sandra était très importante pour lui et il en parlait souvent !.

Je te prie de recevoir mes plus sincères condoléances à toi et a ta famille .

amicalement

Louis Ménard
( ex PDG de Excel Industriel)

Sheila Fraser

January 5, 2021

Rose and Sandra
Thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you both the strength and guide you thru this difficult time. Remembering Joe
and his smile seeing him grow up to a remarkable man. Your memories of him will be with you always and the love you,shared
will be in your heart forever.
Hugs


Biography

Joseph Tabri was blessed with an abundance of leadership qualities. It would be accurate to say that this man was an outstanding luminary and that his natural abilities served him well. He knew with certainty how he wanted to set priorities in all aspects of his life. He struck those who knew him as the kind of person who awoke in the morning with a clear sense of exactly what he expected from his day and how to set about accomplishing those goals. Joe was a man who definitely liked order and was most comfortable with an organized and structured lifestyle. When this climate was absent, Joe would set about immediately to create it.

       His parents were Emile and Rose Tabri. Joe was raised in Cornwall, Ontario. Joe was brought up to be reasonable in his actions and was taught to use his intellect wisely. He was an honest and straightforward child. Even at a young age, Joe was credited with having a positive influence on those around him.
           
     Joe met Sandra Ladouceur when he was 17 and Sandra was 16. On October 25, 1985 Joe exchanged wedding vows with Sandra at St Martyrs Catholic Church of Cornwall, Ontario. They celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. Sandra was a significant part of his life. During their time together, they had 3 fur babies - Beaslie, Kylie and Winston.

      At work Joe was viewed as a natural leader. He could marshal all of the available resources, including personnel and materials, in order to meet virtually any objective. He was great at developing strategies and made maximum progress with little wasted effort. Joe was also adept at uncovering new and more efficient ways of getting things done. He was able to establish and meet objectives and schedules through long range planning and was always able to keep the big picture clearly in sight. Joe was without question a dedicated and diligent employee. He worked for Mitutoyo, Starrett and Kar Industrial and a few others. His most recent employment was as President for the last 7 years with Ceratizit of Canada (formerly Komet Canada) and also a few of those years as Vice-President with Ceratizit Chicago.

      Not only did Joe find pleasure in pursuing his various hobbies, he also enjoyed the discovery and research involved in learning about them. His favorite pursuits were cooking, music, cars and motorcycles.

      Joe passed away on December 30, 2020 at Hospice Cornwall. Joe fought a brave battle against cancer. Services will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church. Joe will be laid to rest in Notre Dame Cemetery in Cornwall, Ontario.

      Joseph Tabri knew what he wanted from life and never hesitated in going after it. He could be characterized as a driven individual, someone who understood the importance of achievement. Joe was decisive and outspoken at times but was also positive and upbeat about most things. He was a leader, both intentionally and sometimes by default. If he saw that something needed to be done, he was always ready to step up and actualize, organize and implement a plan. He was also eager to help others achieve their goals and inspire them to be their best.