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