Joe’s FUNERAL MASS will be celebrated in

St Martin’s Catholic Church, Muller Road, Greenacres, on

TUESDAY March 5, 2024 commencing at 11:00 a.m.


The committal will follow at Dudley Park Cemetery,

Exeter Terrace, Dudley Park.

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Memorial Donations to the Cancer Care Centre in Joe’s memory would be appreciated.

Donation envelopes will be available at the Funeral, or please use the online link above.

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Born in Adelaide on February 22, 1953.

Passed away in Adelaide on February 15, 2024.

Aged 70 years.

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Joe, it is with great sadness, yet with joyous hope in our hearts

that we let you go into the loving embrace of God

where you can rest in peaceful freedom.

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Our memories will sustain us in our grief.

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Thank you, Joe, for all the years we shared. The love you gave, the way you cared.

In our hearts you will always stay, loved and remembered every day.

By your cheeky laugh you are remembered by all.

Peter, Kayleen, Peter, Monique, Darcy, Kingsley and Riley.


Your cheeky smile and infectious laugh always brightened our day

and made life so much better for all those around you.

We treasure those special times we have shared growing up and as adults.

You have never ceased to amaze us with your ability to conquer

whatever challenge came your way and to enjoy life to the full.

May you now enjoy your reward in heaven. Rest in peace little brother,

Barry and I will miss you.


Dear Uncle Joe,

Your cheeky smile and mischievous laugh brought much happiness

and joy to everyone. You taught us so much about being resilient

and no matter what happened you always took it in your stride.

You are a great example of what it means to work hard and enjoy life.

Hearing your many work and travel stories always made us laugh!

Your strength, courage and love for your family inspired us all…

We are grateful for all the beautiful memories, forever in our hearts.

All our love,

Andrew, Elizabeth, Isabella, Brianna, Alina and Peta xxxxxx



Uncle Joe,

So many memories of you always begin with your cheeky laugh

especially when you played a fluke shot while playing 8 ball

and had everyone laughing, The banter between all the family when there was

a Port vs Norwood game, was something to treasure.

Your cheeky nature kept us on our toes

as we never knew what you were going to get up to next.

Your love of family being together enjoying playing 8 ball,

backyard cricket and bocci with a glass of wine or two

are treasured memories for all of us.

Rest in peace now Uncle Joe..

Love from Jeff, Anne, Aaron, Louise, Shannon and Toby


Uncle Joe,

Whenever I think about you I always remember you were always quick

with a joke and you had such an infectious laugh.

Your love and enjoyment playing pool with the family are treasured memories forever.

Love always Chris and Donna


Joe, you were always a fighter.

You were a perfect example of the word ability in disability.

You were kind, courageous and brave.

You had an infectious sense of humour, cheeky and had a great laugh.

You could eat and drink any of us under the table.

You were very competitive and loved to challenge family and friends

to a game of pool, eight ball and Kelly pool.

You lived life to the max.

You will be forever in our hearts.

Eddie (Ted) and Leeanne.


Uncle Joe was infectious.

A man of few words, but his face and presence said it all.

He loved his sport and beer.

Forever in our hearts Michael, Alison, Sherrie and Olivia.


Joe, you have always been my dearest and closest friend.

I have great admiration and respect for your courage,

determination and give it a go attitude with everything you did.

I will always love and cherish our time spent together

and you will be forever in my heart.








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Suzelie Connelly -

As our cousins from Adelaide (usually called "The Adelaidians") it was always a pleasure to catch up, either at your place or in Pascoe Vale. When Mum and Dad said you were coming over we were very excited to see Peter and Margaret, Ted, Noreen and Joey! Joey, you were always a favourite of ours, with your gentle nature. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May Joey's soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Joan Young -

A beautiful man, infectious smile. Kick a few goals in Heaven Joe.

Harold and Angela -

When we visited you at your home, you and your friends kept calling me 'a legend', but there was only one legend in that room and that was Joe Gaskin. What a great bloke. You have spent seventy short years on our planet, but what an impression you made on it and all of us who were enriched by knowing you. We have inherited many happy memories from sharing your company both in Australia and here in England. The players of the 1066 Specials Disability Football Club, who presented you with a club shirt on your visit, also send their love. Joe Gaskin, sportsman and friend, you will be remembered as a special person who despite many challenges played the cards that you were dealt with courage and humour. God Bless you, rest peacefully, and thank you for being a great cousin. Lots of love from Harold, Angela and all your family in the UK. xxxxx

Marie Carter -

Dear Joe Your beautiful smile and cheeky infectious laugh have been in my memories over many years. An exciting life so well lived you can now Rest In Peace. Love Marie and Family and Howard & Flora Kearvell