Died peacefully on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Royal Victoria Regional Hospital, Barrie, at the age of 99. Joseph who had immigrated from Malta in 1948, was a long-time resident of Collingwood and was presently residing in Barrie. Loving husband of the late Josephine Pace. Dear father of Maria Pace, John Pace, Charles (Alexa Pace), Joyce (Tony Macciacchera), Lorenza Pace, Joe Pace, Frank Pace, Cathy (Neil Hoey), Con (Sonia Schouten-Pace), Paul Pace, and the late Michael Pace. Cherished grandfather of Angela (Joshua Woodard), Michael (Ragain Pace), Benjamin Pace, Ryan (Jolene Hoey), Patrick Hoey, Carly (Mitch Ellah), Fraser Schouten-Pace, Kyra Schouten-Pace, and great grandfather of Vivian Ellah. Joseph was a man who cherished his family and who held a strong Catholic faith. He was well known and well liked having spent many years employed at the Collingwood Shipyards and later at LOF Glass Ltd. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Mary's Parish and the community. The family will gather at the Chatterson Funeral Home, Collingwood for a private time of remembrance. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Collingwood, with interment at St. Mary’s Cemetery at a later date once the current environment permits. If desired, memorial donations to Share Life would be appreciated by the family.