21.9.1922 - 17.1.2020 Son of Frank and Eunice. Husband of Margaret, 75 years. Father of 10, Grandfather of 24, Great- Grandfather of 31.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joe at AKMH. After a 15-year battle, cancer finally took its toll and more recently the progression of Lewy Body Dementia was heartbreaking to watch.
A wonderful, very often colourful memory was robbed in the last 15 months, but Joe pushed on. Gallant to the end Joe took his last breath at 7.58pm as the 2020 Pacing Cup Field lined up at GP, Joe won the Cup in 1962 with Beau Travis. Always the boss Joe did it his way right to the very end as he lived for his Horses and Angus Cattle. Family often quipped they came a poor third to the animals.
Special thanks to Dr Ivo Buters at Byford Medical Centre, Dr Shane La Bianco, Dr Sanjay Mukhedkar, Marie Condon from Cancer Care Murdoch Hosp, Dale Community Care, Byford Pharmacy and all their wonderful staff.
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Fond memories of Jack in earlier days in Osborne Park (more or less neighbors in Collingwood and Hutton Streets. Jack use to ride around our primary school on his horse cracking his whip and generally frightening us weaklings. I remember one funny incident at our "open-air picture gardens" when we laughed at something funny on screen and Jack's voice rang out loud and clear " I"M NOT A BIT AMUSED "
When last we saw your smiling face, you looked so bright and well. Little did we think that night would be your last farewell. God has you in His keeping, we have you in our heart.
Loving wife, Margaret.
PETRICEVICH JOSEPH Dad
Words cannot express this feeling of emptiness that I have right now.
You were larger than life, my hero, my mentor, my teacher, my dad.
I thought you would be around forever helping guide us through life.
You were the hardest working man I have known
who loved his horses and his Angus cattle.
You were an Icon of the Harness Racing Industry and I hope that
Beau Travis is sound enough to go for one last jog.
Like all good relationships we had our ups and downs
but I am eternally grateful for the last two years
where we spent countless hours talking horses.
To be there by your side in your last few days meant the world to me.
Rest peacefully now
PETRICEVICH JOSEPH Father to Philip, Father-in-law to Susan, Pop to Cameron and Caitlyn, Courtney and Sheridan
Great-Grandad to Adelyn, Jackson, Cooper and Cliffy
You were larger than life and we hoped you would go on forever. Sadly it was not to be.
It's just not going to be the same without you
Rest easy now
Dad, you have influenced my life so much. Many happy memories of attending sale yards, breaking in house cows at Blyths and tending to the horses. You were proud of our Blue-Ribbon Angus Stud cattle show days and particularly the breeding of Scotch Cap. You always imparted your knowledge onto me. I know you will continue to look over my shoulder and cast your eyes over the herd. Hardworking hands at rest. Love your son Greg.
His weary hours of pain,
His troubled nights are past
And in our aching hearts we know
He has found sweet rest at last.
Daughter Gail and Mick, Sharon, David and families.
Those who have a father look after him with care. You'll never know his value till he's no longer there. Lenny, Shirley and family.
Dad/Pop, 97 years old.
The barrier draw was against you
The weight was too heavy
The track too hard
The race too long
The odds against you
But as always, with your courage and strength you tried your heart out to the end. Rest now.
Arthur, Kaye, Norma, Kevin Dorothy, Colin and family.
Dad, as a girl I followed in your footsteps, as a woman I walked and worked by your side. You taught me the value of hard work. Forever in our hearts. Your loving daughter Beryl and Craig.
PETRICEVICH JOSEPH Pop, fond memories growing up in Byford hearing the tractor coming up the road. Come on boy run these cattle in for the sale. You'd always go crook but we loved it. Rest now, God bless. Sympathy to all family and loved ones.
Ross, Debbie and girls
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you and whispered, come with me. We will miss our visits and chats about the horses. Dearly missed.
Ian, Pauline and family.
PETRICEVICH JOSEPH Marg, Gail and Mick, Sharon and Brad, David and Sue, and your families. We send our heartfelt sympathies and kind thoughts in your time of sadness of Joe's passing.
Kerrie, Kevin and Lauren, Paul, and John and Jo Bumbak
PETRICEVICH JOSEPH On behalf of past and present members of the WA Angus Committee, deepest sympathy is extended to all the Petricevich families on the loss of your father and grandfather.
PETRICEVICH JOSEPH Sincere condolences to the Petricevich family on the sad passing of Joe. Fond memories of Friday night racing at Gloucester Park. Bill and June Godecke and family.
Sympathy to dear Marg, Gail, Mick and Greg. Thanks for the cattle advice Joe.
Wendy and Danny.
Our deepest sympathy to Margaret and families on your sad loss. Long time family friend of the McPhail family. Great mates with Don (dec). An amazing road through life and you did it your way. Many memories over many years. From Willie and Lyn McPhail and family.
Our sincere condolences to Margy and family on the passing of Joe. Gone but not forgotten. Fred, Judith Kersley and family. R I P.