Joseph Shortt

Joseph Patrick Shortt

Monday, May 15th, 1967 - Monday, November 18th, 2019
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Shortt, Joseph
On November 18, 2019, Joseph (Joe) Patrick Shortt passed away unexpectedly. He was 52 years old. Born on May 15, 1967, Joe spent much of his adult life as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces in the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery, a proud Gunner. He served overseas with NATO in Bosnia and the United Nations Forces in Cyprus, as well as 3 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, 2 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, 11th Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery, 15th Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery, and 4th Canadian Division Training Centre Meaford.
A dedicated and respected Warrant Officer, he retired in 2012 and returned to his home town of Guelph, Ontario where he spent time in the Reserves. He was a collector of watches and old cameras, and took great pride in his Irish heritage.
He is fondly and lovingly remembered by his mother Moira Shortt, his father Joseph Shortt, his brother Kevin Shortt, his grandmother Jean Bell, his uncle Ian Bell, his uncle and aunt Brian and Jean Shortt, and his cousins Heather Coolahan and Karen Bell.
Friends are invited to join the family for a funeral service at Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Dublin Chapel, 252 Dublin St N, Guelph, on Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. A celebration of his life will follow at Warrant Officers and Sergeants Mess 11 Fd Regt RCA, 7 Wyndham St S, Guelph.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wounded Warriors Canada would be appreciated by the family. Donation cards are available at the funeral home (519-822-4731) or online at
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  • Service

    Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 10:30am
    Dublin Chapel
    252 Dublin St. N.
    Guelph, Ontario N1E 4T5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Father Vernon Boyd
  • Reception

    Warrant Officers and Sergeants Mess 11 Fd Regt RCA
    7 Wyndham St S
    Guelph, Ontario N1H 4C4
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


Donations are being accepted for: Wounded Warriors Canada.


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Gavin Duffy

Posted at 09:04pm
Joe Shortt was a great Gunner, Irishman and Canadian! He was a fantastic instructor and friend. Joe could always be counted on for a funny story to boost morale. Taken from us far too early. Stand Easy Joe!

Scott Turner

Posted at 09:50pm
I’m so sorry for your lose. We where close a long time ago. We were in army cadets and the 11th field. He was always a kind hearted man. He will be missed .
Love Scott Turner

George Dempsey

Posted at 11:08am
On behalf of the regimental gunners in Vancouver BC we are at a loss hearing of Joes passing. We send our sincere condolences to the family and wish you all well. I knew joe for many a year and the fondest were those of sailing up and down the Ottawa river on his boat we had many laughs and beers of coarse. We will miss you my friend rest easy EOM

MBDR Evann Gentry

Posted at 08:51am
From the Gunners of 11th and 15th Field RCA, thank you for your friendship, your leadership, your humanity and your laughter. You will be remembered.
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Judy N Dennis Franken

Posted at 07:16am
My sincere condolences to Joe's family, to include his gunner brothers. I have know Joe for the past 27 years and have had the pleasure of working with on several different occasions. Joe was a soldier right down do the bones, fiercely loyal to the Artillery and his units, his brothers in arms, his Irish heritage and his family. Throughout the years we had time to chat about his time in Malta (it seemed his most favorite experience in life), and many other things, he could be stubborn, hot headed, but always stuck to his beliefs. Joe was one of the best instructors I have know, and whenever he was available to instruct I would make every effort to get, simply because he was good, and I could rely on him to get it done right. Both my wife and I regret that we won't be attending, but our prayers are with him and his family always. Joe you missed. RiP, End of Mission.

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