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Mr Joseph A. Hackett

Mr Joseph A. Hackett

Joseph A. Hackett


It is with great sadness that we announce the accidental passing of Joseph Hackett, also known as “Jersey Joe”. He passed away in St-Anicet on October 12, 2021 at the age of 71. He leaves behind his beloved wife Lise Denis Hackett and will be missed by his sister-in-law Michèle, brother-in-law Bob Von Lang, his nieces Kristina (Mark) and Kimberly (Colin), his 5 great nieces and nephews, and his two beloved cats Dashiel and Salem.


Lise will welcome relatives and friends at J.J. Cardinal, 560 Lakeshore Dr., Dorval on Friday, October 22 from 10 AM to 12 PM and 1 PM to 3 PM for viewing followed by a service at 3 PM.


Joe taught for 35 years and after retiring became a supervising teacher at McGill. Joe loved teaching and he was appreciated by his students and colleagues. JJ was very passionate about music, writing songs, playing guitar, gaming, sports and his love of the ‘Lions’.


In lieu of flowers, please donate to ‘Dans la Rue’ a homeless youth organization.


  • Nick Katalifos Posted

    Joe was a wonderful human being and an exceptional educator who mentored many of us. To his family and friends – please accept our deepest condolences.
    Nick Katalifos

  • Judy Kolonics & John Cunningham Posted

    Dear Lise:
    It is so hard for John & I to find something comforting to say to you on the tragic death of Joe. There are no words. He was such a character. Charming, witty, somewhat devilish. You never knew where a conversation would lead…but it was always interesting. Please accept our most profound sympathy. Love, Judy & John

  • Carl Jorgensen Posted

    I met Joe when he joined the senior golf group Boys Of Summer. I was privileged to have the opportunity to golf with him several times, and it was always a joy. He had a unique sense of humour, and he used it often during the course of a golf round.

    I spoke with Joe just before the game on Tuesday, shared a laugh or two with him. Unfortunately, I witnessed the horrible accident after the game.

    I only new Joe as a “golfing buddy”, but after reading some of the tributes to him by some of his ex-students, I could only wish that I knew him better. He was obviously a very wise and compassionate man, and had a very positive impact on his students.

    I can only offer my most sincere condolences to Lise, his family, and his friends. I am sure he will be greatly missed. I know I will miss golfing with him.

    Carl Jorgensen

  • Halyna and Peter Carpenter Posted

    Dear Lise,
    There are no words to describe the shock and sadness we feel at Joe’s untimely passing. We will always have fond memories of the joyful times we spent together. Our thoughts are with you. Halyna and Peter.

  • Joan Hobbins Posted

    Dear Lise,
    It is with a heavy heart that I offer you my deepest condolences. Although I only met Joe a few times each one was an absolute pleasure. May fond memories of Joe bring you comfort during this hard time.
    Love, Joan

  • Alice Posted

    Mr. Hackett was a special teacher. He helped me embrace my geeky and creative side. The world would be a better place if there were more high school teachers like Mr. Hackett.

  • Bob Myers Posted

    I will, Joe.
    I think of the Pere Gideon, basketball,
    and the many, many friends we shared, and
    the humour, and so much more.

    Your friend,

  • Nicolas Major Lacombe Posted

    Dear Lise,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Noémie, Léo and I are offering our sincere condolences.

  • MICHELLE and PETER Posted

    Dear Lise
    Peter and I would like to bring you comforting words even though this seems impossible in this difficult time. We think of you and keep you in our heart, wishing for time to pass to sooth the pain of Joe’s passing. We love you so much. Peter and Michelle

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