Joseph J. Dobrohoczki passed away in his own home, as was his wish, on Saturday, October 14, 2017 surrounded by family after a long struggle with heart problems. Joe was originally from Middle Lake, Saskatchewan, and after graduating from high school in 1949 attended one year at the University of Saskatchewan in engineering, from which he had many stories. Joe was an adventurer in his younger days, travelling much of Western Canada working odd jobs in between helping out on his parent’s family farm at Middle Lake. He worked up at Urnanium City for a time, worked building the Trans-Canada Highway in Alberta and B.C., took a job with Trump’s Equipment in Oliver, B.C., and worked several seasons at the sugar refinery in Taber, Alberta. He found part-time work picking fruit and helped out his brother-in-law in construction. In 1962, after several years of courtship, Joe married the love of his life, Elizabeth Ann Meachem from Carrot River, a school teacher whom he had met while she was attending teacher’s college in Saskatoon. He would spend the rest of his life with her. In 1963 Joe applied for a job at Saskatoon Chemicals and he remained there as an operator/laboratory technician for over 33 years when he retired in 1995. Joe bought a quarter section in 1964 down the road from Saskatoon Chemicals where he built his house and raised his family, farming the land himself in the early years. Joe was fluent in Hungarian and twice travelled to Hungary, where his parents came from, to visit the family overseas, once during the communist period in 1977 and again much later once he retired. He loved taking pictures, especially of his boys every Christmas, every birthday and every holiday and even though he only went to University for one year himself, made sure that each of his boys succeeded in graduating from University. Joe was an avid collector of all sorts of things, including coins, stamps and guns. He was a staple fixture at auction markets, flea markets and antique shows. Once he retired, he became a regular exhibitor at the Saskatoon Gun and Hobby show and other nearby shows and flea markets and sold nearly all of his guns, although he had a collection of toy guns as well, for which he would joke, he didn’t need a license. Joe was predeceased by; his parents, Joseph and Maria(Szabo) Dobrohoczki; older brother, Louis; younger brother, Gaza; and his sister, Eva(Turucz). He is survived by; his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth Ann(Meachem); his four sons, Joseph, Michael, Philip, and Robert; his sister, Irene(Kroeger); and brother, Alex; and in particular, his niece, Rose who lived nearby in Martensville; nephews, Eugene and Rick; along with many other nieces and nephews in Canada and cousins and their family’s in Hungary. Joe believed in hard work and sacrifice. He donated blood as frequently as he could throughout his life once he learned his blood type was in high demand. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Canadian Blood Services.