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Josef William Zagrodney

September 15, 1995 ~ May 27, 2018 (age 22)

Josef William Zagrodney

September 15, 1995 – May 27, 2018


It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Josef Zagrodney while travelling in Europe. He was, ​and always will be, tr​easured by his ​father Ken; his ​mother Janet ​Jory; a​nd ​his ​brother Graham; as well his grandparents Bill and Midge Jory; extended family; and many friends. Josef graduated from Summerland Secondary in​ 2013 and ​completed his Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) from​ UBCO ​at the head of his class ​in 2017. He had just ​finishe​d his first year of law school at UVIC.  Josef will be remembered as a master hugger, summer camp mentor, hockey referee and teammate, lover of dogs, aspiring writer of epic novels, and aficionado of craft beer and quality spirits. His ready smile, quirky sense of humour, passion for justice, and ​his wisdom and ​humanity beyond his years touched all he met. He truly wished to right all the wrongs in the world.

Arrangements are being made to bring Josef home. An opportunity for friends and family to celebrate his life will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Summerland Baptist Church, 10318 Elliott St., Summerland, BC. 

Joe’s family sincerely thanks all those friends and acquaintances who have offered support in so many ways.

  Condolences may be directed to the family through 250-494-7752.

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