October 11, 2022
FERNANDEZ, Jose Pedro Pablo – Peacefully and surrounded by his family at home on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 in his 74th year. Survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Sharon Fernandez (née McQueen). Cherished father of Jordana and her husband Martin Hurley of Barrie, and Chad Fernandez and his wife Kasia Jakarsezian of Toronto. Beloved Grandfather to Ronan, Connell and Seamus Hurley, and Aurelio Fernandez. Dear brother-in-law of Joyce (Kevin) Dinneen and Mark (Norva) McQueen, all of Mount Forest, and Jose Perez of Montevideo, Uruguay. Lovingly remembered by his nieces and nephews: Daniel Perez (Janet) of Toronto; Martin (Paola) Perez and their children Matthew and Ian of Tennessee, U.S.A.; Vivi (Ricardo) Bertola and their daughter Andrea of Montevideo, Uruguay; Giselle Canadas and her son Sebastian of Punta Del Este, Uruguay; Brett (Bree) McQueen of Innerkip; and Jared McQueen and Kendal Runstedler of Drayton. Predeceased by his sisters: Theresa Canadas and her husband Pedro, and Elena Perez.
Jose was born and raised in Montevideo, Uruguay. He grew up surrounded by his loving parents and sisters along with many relatives and friends. He helped his father run their furniture business and attended the University of Montevideo. He played soccer on the Junior Division of Defensor Sporting Club. Jose immigrated to Canada in 1970, three years later meeting the love of his life, Sharon, while working at a Toronto Hospital. Jose and Sharon married in 1974 and moved to Mount Forest in 1985 to raise their children. Jose had an incredible work ethic, always giving his all in everything he did. Self-improvement, furthering his education and learning new languages were very important to him. While in Mount Forest, Jose coached boys and girls’ soccer teams and became well known throughout the community. Jose had many passions – he was as a sports enthusiast, loved soccer, golf, hiking, and fishing with his grandsons. He had a love of music and learning new instruments. Above all, Jose was incredibly dedicated to his family. They will continue to share his passions and his legacy will live on in their hearts forever.
A memorial service will be held at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest, on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 2:00 p.m., with visitation from 1:00-1:45 p.m. If you are unable to attend the service in person, you are invited to view livestream by visiting www.englandfuneralhome.com and clicking on the link below Jose’s obituary. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jose are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Celiac Association or the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre (via the RVH Foundation).
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Memorial Service for Jose Fernandez
Sharon and family,
Deepest sympathy to the Fernandez and McQueen families. May all your happy memories be of comfort in the days ahead.
My deepest sympathy Sharon and family.— Lori Roefs, November 19, 2022
Dear Sharon, Jordana, Chad and families,
So sorry for your loss of Joe , cherish the memories and all the great times to remember.
prayers, and sympathy extended to your family.
Dearest Sharon, Jordana , Chad and families,
We were so sorry to hear about your recent loss of Joe.
May your amazing memories and cherished moments bring you smiles and comfort during these difficult times.
You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers.
With deepest sympathy,
Vicky and Jim LaForge
I express my condolences and prayers to you, Sharon, Jordana, Chad and Family on the passing of Jose. May your memories be a comfort to you. I have such pleasant memories of Jordana and Chad as students.
Sincerest sympathy from Marlyn Howard
My deepest condolences Sharon and family.— Christy Stephens, October 18, 2022
I always enjoyed talking with Joe at the Mount Forest OPP Detachment. Always had a smile on his face. So sad to read about his passing.
Sharon, Jordana and Chad
I have very fond memories growing up next door to your family. I always appreciated Joe’s wonderful sense of humour as well as his strong passion for teaching us more about soccer. My sincere condolences.
It was always good to see Joe smiling making all the customers welcome. When he worked at the grocery store on main street. My condolences to the Fernandez family.— Derek Aitken, October 17, 2022
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our sympathies are with you during this difficult time.
May memories comfort you and the family.
Merv and Helen Ellis
All my love for all the family. Tio will be missed, he will live forever in our hearts.— Andrea Bértola, October 17, 2022
Dear Sharon and Family
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this heartbreaking time. Losing a loved one is not easy.
With heartfelt condolences,
Sharon & family,
Deepest & sincere condolences to you and family
Dear Family…..so sad to read of Joes passing….I knew a little bit about him and thought how wonderful these two treasures are together. Sharon was our neighbour in Holstein. She is a wonderful nurse and had a wonderful husband always a smile on his face. I have very few words to say about grief but pray when it comes to you embrace it and know it was to be with you
God Bless you Sharon and family
Dear Fernandez family,
We are deeply sorry for your loss. Wishing you comfort, peace and so much love during this challenging time. Our hearts are with you.
- Natasha and Pat
Dear Sharon and Family. Sending our sincere condolences for your great loss. Mary Lou & Paul Bolen— Mary Lou Bolen, October 16, 2022
Dear Sharon, Jordana, Chad and families, Kevin and Joyce,
We are so very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. It was always a pleasure to see him over the years. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy,
Rick and Rita
Oh Sharon, so very sorry for your profound loss. It was always such a pleasure having a quick chat with Joe. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Maureen and Stephen— Maureen Dineen, October 15, 2022
My condolences to Sharon and her family
Deepest condolences to the Fernandez family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.— Jody (Woods) Kennett, October 15, 2022
Dear Sharon, Jordana, Chad and family,
Jose was always a radiant light to be around! His smile and chuckles was our favourite thing to see and hear! He will forever be in our hearts and we are grateful to have known him. We are thinking of your entire family and are here for you all.
- Arpi, Mike, Audrey
Dear Sharon, Jordana and Chad,
We send you our sincere condolences and are thinking of you.
Former neighbours on Princess Street.
Chuck and Carol Armstrong and family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time .— Don and Sharon Irvin, October 15, 2022
Dear Sharon and family: Please accept my deep sympathy on your profound loss. Cherish your precious memories and may they comfort you at this difficult time and in the days ahead. Sincerely, Debbie.— Debbie Donald, October 15, 2022
Sharon, thinking if you and your family. So sorry to hear about Joe
Gail and Derek
Sharon, Jordana, Chad and families. So sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who knew him. Marc and Michelle Klis— Michelle Klis, October 14, 2022
To the McQueen families: We send our deepest sympathy. – Barry & Thelma Rawn— Barry & Thelma Rawn, October 14, 2022
Sincere sympathy to Sharon, Jordana and Chad and families. He always had a smile on his face. Quite the joker. Thinking and praying for you at this time.. Hugs to you all.
Mark, Joanne Byers and family
Our sympathy goes out to Sharon and family. I will always remember how Joe despised Canadian winters and the funny things he said about it.
Joan and Erwin Arthur
Our condolences to you & your family. Thinking of you at this difficult time.— Margaret (McQueen) & Dean Ulmer, October 14, 2022
My sympathy goes out to Sharon and family. You will be in my thoughts through this difficult time.— Millie MacQueen, Guelph, ON, October 14, 2022
So Sorry to here about Joe, we played a few rounds of golf at Pike Lake many years ago and he was a great guy , my condolences to his family and friends— Dan Yake, October 14, 2022
My sympathies Sharon and grandchildren, he was always a bright spot in my day when I would happen to meet him.— Diana Koehler, October 14, 2022
We did not have the pleasure of knowing this amazing man. I do remember his wife Sharon as a Nurse at Louise Marshall Hospital her in Mount Forest. Our sincere Sympathy to Joyce and Kevin Dineen. May his Soul Rest in Peace.— Bob and Mary McIntee, October 13, 2022
Sharon and family. Our sympathy to everyone.
It was a pleasure to know Joe and have the opportunity to chat with him in years gone by. Thinking of you. Pete and Mary Reeves
Sending my sincere sympathy to Jose's family...I had the priviledge of working with him a few years ago at Pike Lake...he was a great guy to work with...RIP Jose— Michele Bilsborrow, October 13, 2022
Our condolences to the entire family. Thinking of you.
Joan & Lloyd Aitken
Joyce,Kevin and all family.
So sorry to hear of the passing of Jose. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.