It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Joshua Richard Haughton on Wednesday March 9, 2022. Joshua was the son of Carol Haughton and Jim Haughton, born on March 24, 1986. Joshua was born in Kamloops BC, where he grew up on the family farm in Knutsford. Joshua spent his time on the farm helping raise their animals and even took home the winning prize with his massive steer in 4-H. He had many siblings that cared for him, his sister Kerry and his four brothers Jeff, Jason, Randy & James. He would spend his summers with his Mother & Father on their farm in Tomahawk AB, gathering feed for their cattle and watching the cattle graze. Joshua was so fond of his loving grandmother Julie. Julie would bring warmth to his heart, and they would spend a tremendous amount of time with each other in Peachland. Together over several years Josh and Julie built their beautiful rockwall together.

Joshua became an independent young man at a very young age, he had moved out of the Farm in Knutsford at the age of 16 and was very eager to move to the booming city of Edmonton with his best friend David. He would stay at his parent’s Farm in Tomahawk, where he would drive back and forth to Edmonton while he started his first career building quonsets. At the age of 21, Joshua joined and completed his basic training with the army. He tore his ACL during training and being a young man of many talents he started his career with TD Financial working downtown Edmonton, he finished his GED, and then started his journey as an elevator mechanic.

Joshua finished his business diploma at NAIT in 2015, and became a supervisor for construction projects of elevators, and then worked closely with his friend Robert, who he had rented from when he moved to Edmonton. Joshua and Robert worked together fixing up and managing apartments. With the passing of Robert, Joshua became an entrepreneur and kept the building running.

Joshua had supportive friends & family during his journey of life, many of us saw him as a genius. Through Josh’s eyes he always saw the world as something technical, having everything logically planned out, he had to know how everything worked. Most of his days, even on vacations he would be writing code. Joshua was such a unique person; his mind was always busy. Joshua always found his peace in nature, camping and hiking through the mountains. He was always captivated by the natural beauty of the world picking flowers everywhere he went, taking a little life home with him every chance he got. While he was away from the quiet places in life he loved to dance at festivals with his friends. Joshua loved his friends, family and was always a supportive partner to Kyle. Joshua will always be remembered as someone that loved to travel the world and by all the special memories that we all shared together with him, and there will always be a little bit of Joshua coded into our hearts.
A private family service will be held.

Serenity Funeral Service
North Central Chapel

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Dekequinn Tataryn

I am so very sorry to learn of Josh’s passing. I met josh in 2020 i was the building manager at sherbrook maner right beside his building , we met because i called him , to let him know who i was and that i am here if he needed , i will never forget what he said to me , he said people don’t do what you did now a days , and i said to him well i am not people and believe we should know our neighbours ….
josh and i had many wonderful conversations , about the neighborhood life and tech stuff there is no other person i know that was so dedicated and hard working kind and
smart .
to his loved ones i feel absolutely blessed to have know Josh and completely sad , that he has been take away so early in his life my condolences Dekequinn tataryn ,

DEB Frolek

My condolences Carol, Jim and to the Haughton family. Cherish your memories and stay strong. Deb Frolek

Deborah Frolek

My condolences Carol & Jim Haughton for the loss of your son Josh. To the family, Cherish your memories and stay for them strong.

Jackie Mathison

Jim, Carol and family
Thinking of you and sending our condolences during this time.
I remember Josh through school, 4-H and showing cattle at fairs.
Cherish the memories.
Jackie and Kevin Mathison

Nathan Paul

Your memories will be cherished Josh.
Your heart your soul and your smile will be missed.
My deepest condolences to Josh’s family and friends.

Christian Epp

My wife and I moved to Josh’s apartments in the summer of 2020. From the moment we saw it, we could tell the amount of passion and heart Josh poured into the building. Although I unfortunately didn’t get to know him incredibly well, I always enjoyed seeing Josh around, and would regularly chat for a half hour minimum if I ran into him while entering or leaving the property (sometimes to my wife’s chagrin). I remember how helpful he was, and how fair and kind he treated everyone. I’ll remember fondly the chats we had surrounding his coding, the old boilers (which he excitedly showed off to me) and the few longer talks we had about life at large. I’ll have to go visit the special lake in the mountains he clued me into. It’ll be hard not seeing him setting up the scores of flowers in this spring, but the beautiful trees will still speak to his love of plants and natural beauty.

I wish the utmost peace to his family, friends, and partner. I would have never imagined writing an obit for a landlord — Josh was truly a really special man.

Kayla Epp

I’m so sorry for your loss. Josh was a wonderful landlord and such a kind, generous person. I loved running into him around the apartment and hearing about all the exciting new projects he had planned for the place. He had such a brilliant mind and a kind heart. He will be greatly missed.

Jenn Sauve

My deepest condolences to Josh’s family and loved ones. I had the pleasure of working with Josh at TD Easyline; he worked at a station across from me. He was such a joy to speak with everyday, always full of knowledge and an infectious smile that brightened the day.

Niamh mc mahon

I am so deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Josh. I met josh when I lived in Edmonton on a working holiday Visa from Ireland . Josh was such a lovely guy we became good friends and he brought me so several lovely places and several nights out for fun . Josh was the life of any party. Josh also took me to a huge music festival with our friend Kimberley we had such a great time. Josh was a very lovely kind generous man always with a smile on his face . I would like to send my condolences to all of Josh’s family and friends rest in peace my friend .

Colin Bird, Montreal

I am so very sorry to learn of Josh’s passing. I came to know this fine gentleman with the easy smile and genuine character through my dearest friend Robert Tait. Josh would often contact me whenever unresolvable issues would arise with the apartment business and I saw how earnest he was in always trying to make the proper decisions and do “the right thing”. My deepest sympathies to his family, Kyle and friends.

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