Joseph (Joe) Bagg peacefully passed away in his sleep at Meadow Creek Village Assisted Living, in Salem.

Joe was a long time resident at Emerald Pointe where he proudly handled the Poppy sales program for our veterans. He was a veteran also, at the age of 16 he joined the Royal Canadian Navy.

He is survived by daughter, Jo-Ann Rayner, her husband George, who was also Joe’s best friend, son Michael and his wife Susan Bagg of Toronto, Canada, and son Sean Bagg and his partner Lorena Romero of La Paz, Mexico. His wife, Audrey, preceded him in death in 2008.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Meadow Creek Village. Although his stay was brief, they appreciate the comfort that was provided Joe in the last month of his life. Gratitude is also extended to Sandy, Nikki and Amanda of Serenity Hospice and his fellow residents at Emerald Pointe who contributed to his quality of life.

Special thanks is sent to Kathleen Shelley, for her gifts of friendship, caring and thoughtfulness.

Joe’s remains will be taken back to Toronto, Canada for burial. A celebration of his life will be held there at a later date.

Wishes of condolences can be sent to: The Bagg Family, P.O. Box 21779, Keizer, OR 97307.