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 www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com.