Sivananda Jyothi (Joe) Thaver

18/05/1958 - 14/07/2022


Obituary For Sivananda Jyothi (Joe) Thaver

May 18, 1958 – July 14, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that we mournfully announce the sudden passage of Sivananda Jyothi (Joe) Thaver. Joe passed away peacefully at the Grande Prairie Regional Hospital on Thursday July 14, 2022.

Joe was born and raised in Durban, South Africa. Following high school, he completed his Communications Technician Training and subsequently received his Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of South Africa. He worked as a telecommunications technician and continued this career when he came to Canada in 1991. He loved playing squash, coaching soccer, and was an exceptionally good track and field athlete. Joe had a passion for boating and being outdoors and loved travelling with his family.

Joe is survived by his wife Roshnie of 40 years; his children Meshan and Lerissa (Daniel); as well as siblings Gona, Satchu and Marlin. Joe was predeceased by his Father George; Mother Pushpavathi, as well as his eldest brother Pregasen.

In keeping with Joe's wishes there will be no funeral services.

The family has requested that remembrances be made in the form of contributions to The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742

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  • 07/21/2022

    My condolences to Joe's family. May you rest in peace -Thoudsanikone family

  • 07/20/2022

    Sincerest condolences to Joe's family in this difficult time. May Joe's soul Rest In Peace. Sending strength to Meshan, Roshie, Lerissa and Dan.

  • 07/20/2022

    Dear Rosh Poowa , Meshan ,Lerissa & the Thaver family , our deepest condolences on the passing of a loving,kind hearted uncle whom we have many fond memories of from our childhood in Durban, South 🇿🇦 We feel your pain 💔 and we pray to the almighty that you get the strength & comfort during these difficult times from loving memories & thoughts. Uncle Siva we love u & bid u farewell as u join our mum & dad in your heavenly abode and reunite with loved ones. Sending love,light & prayers to u all. Love from Judysha, Rajesh,Avlin,Reshika,Kevin,Hiroshma, Ashley Ashleika, Sherwin,Sharlet ,Shweta & Aryan🙏💖😘🌹

  • 07/20/2022

    Dear Rosh Mosie and Family Sending you our sincere condolences at this time of mourning. May the Lord grant you and your loved ones peace, comfort, courage, and lots of Strength at this difficult time of sorrow. Vishyal Maharaj and Family (Bhaiya) - Jhb, South Africa.

  • 07/20/2022

    Our deepest sympathies go out to Rosh Poowa, Meshan, Lerissa and the Thaver family. We all have very fond memories of uncle Siva and his wonderful character and personality. May his atma take a better birth until it obtains moksha. Our prayer and love goes out to everyone during this time of need. Wishing you strength and peace. Lots of love from Nevika, Ridhan, Shahil, Sasha and family.

  • 07/19/2022

    My deepest sympathies to the families, friends, colleagues in Canada and South Africa. May God comfort you all during this difficult and sad time. As a close friend of Joe' s younger brother Satch, his family and his sister Marlin, I know how fondly the family spoke of him and appreciated his last visit to S A. I pray that God will strengthen all. AK Pillay, Pretoria SA

  • 07/19/2022

    Go well Siva. A caring soul. Always gave more than he should and sometimes than he could. The Good Place will be better off now that he's there. Srini and Family

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  • 07/18/2022

    Jyothi with a heavy heart I bid farewell to you. You had a loving heart and a kind soul. I know you will rest in peace in heaven. You are my guardian angel. Love u forever💕💕💐💐👏👏

  • 07/18/2022

    Dear Family please accept my sincere condolences and I pray that God comforts both the families here in SA as well as Canada with all the love strength and peace during this time and beyond.RIP JOE

  • 07/18/2022

    Our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Thaver family. We hope and pray that you find comfort in this difficult time. Siva will be sorely missed and we pray that his soul rests in peace. Ivan & Family, South Africa

  • 07/18/2022

    Heartfelt condolences to Roshnee and kids on your loss. Sending hugs from Sally in SA

  • 07/18/2022

    My mentor, a dear friend and an elder brother. That was Joe to me. I will cherish the memories. A great inspiration during our working days and a master at his trade. My heart felt condolences to his Family. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you during this difficult time. RIP Anneh, till we meet again. Dhayalan Govender

  • 07/17/2022

    I would like to offer my condolences to Joe's family for their loss. We both worked together in Slave Lake, and as we were close to the same age, would often chat over a meal and a game of pool at the end of the week. He was a smart, level headed and hard working fellow whom I very much respected. I recall the time when the two us programmed and custom installed six(6) radios in an eight hour hour workday, plus three hours travel each way, in Red Earth Creek, Alberta. We were both exhausted at the end, but as ever, shared wonderful conversation on the drive home. Joe was a very good, kind and decent man, and it was an honor to have known him. I am very sorry for your loss. Brian Graves

  • 07/17/2022

    You'll be missed my Freind , God bless your white heart , your special character ,,, (Fadi Kamar /Sam)

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