In Memoriam: Joe Goering (1947-2023), former DSR Chair

February 10, 2023 by Siri Hansen

From Acting Chair Robert Gibbs

It is my sad duty to inform you of the passing on February 5 of our former DSR Chair and Department of History colleague, Joseph Goering. Joe was Chair from 1997 to 2002 – indeed, he was Pamela Klassen’s first Chair here and she has fond memories of his leadership and generosity. 

Our condolences go to his sisters Patricia Smith (Bill) and Joyce Saricks (Chris), his children Seth Goering (Ely Hara) and Johanna Jones (Ben Jones), and grandchildren Charles Jones and Asha Goering.

There will be a funeral mass for Joe at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in York on February 16, with a reception later that day at St Michael’s College. Details can be found on the memorial page created by his family, which also includes a memory wall and many photographs.