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Joseph (Joe) Allen Elzby passed away at the Grey-Bruce Regional Health Centre surrounded by the love of his family on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at the age of 48. Joe had courageously battled illness that was the result of a serious accident for many months.

Joe was the dearly loved son of the late Phyllis Tom of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Richard and Jane Elzby of Meaford, Ontario. He was Anishinaabe and a community member of Big Grassy First Nation, Ontario.

Joe will forever be missed his sisters Michelle and Lisa, brother-in-law Robert and niece Clara. He will be remembered by his grandmother Mary Coppa and many aunts, uncles and cousins from his adoptive and birth families.

A service celebrating Joe’s life is planned for Wednesday, September 11th at 1:30 pm at the Gardiner-Wilson Funeral Home, Meaford, followed by interment at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the M’wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre (Owen Sound) ( or First Nations Child and Family Caring Society (  in memory of Joe would be appreciated.