MWO Joseph “Joey” Oleg Sandulo, CD (Ret’d)
We regret to advise of the death of Master Warrant Officer Joe “Joey” Oleg Sandulo, CD (Ret’d), a resident of St. Patrick's Home of Ottawa on Friday, 13 December 2019 at age 88. Joe served some 22 years with the Canadian Military Engineers in the Army Survey Establishment/Mapping and Charting Establishment.
Joe was born in Ottawa, the son of Russian immigrants. He was an accomplished amateur boxer, Canadian National team coach and manager. As an amateur boxer Joe won 70 of 75 amateur boxing matches and the Canadian flyweight championship. At 17 he was the youngest boxer ever to represent Canada at the Olympic Games. Following the Olympics he was asked to sign a pro contract but was convinced by his brother/manager that he needed to earn a living another way. Joe joined the army in 1949 and served 22 years in the military as a draftsman/cartographer and for many years was involved in quality control and retired in 1971. After retirement from the Canadian Forces Joe worked with the Department of Agriculture for seven years before returning to Mapping and Charting Establishment for 10 years as a Civil Servant.
In addition to his boxing prowess Joe won the Gazette Trophy at the Province of Quebec Rifle Association shoot in 1965 and took the Sniper’s Trophy in 1966 and went to the Canadian Forces finals that year. Joe is in the Sports Hall of Fame in Ottawa and Toronto. Over the years he was a boxer, coach and trainer, official, administrator and helped many boxers become Canadian Champions. Joe dedicated his life to boxing and resurrected the Ottawa Beaver Boxing Club in Ottawa in the early seventies. He was President and Head Coach for many years of the Ottawa Beaver Boxing Club.
Joe was highly respected for his lifetime contributions and dedication to the world of boxing, cross-country skiing and the Connaught Rifle Range. He dedicated years to running the Ringside for Youth boxing show, Canada Cup Boxing show, and many, many Ottawa Beaver boxing shows. He was also involved in and competed with the Cross-Country Biathlon team in the Armed Forces. Joe helped many under-privileged boys and girls and never turned away any young adults from his gym, helping them get their lives back on track and keeping them off the streets.
Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, Barrhaven Chapel, 3000 Woodroffe Avenue, Nepean, ON on Tuesday, 17 December from 2 to 4:00 p.m. and 7 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Wednesday to St. Monica's Church for Mass of Christian Funeral at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow. In Memoriam donations to the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.