By Dan Walton

Pioneer Staff

Joe Webber, a very familiar face from the Farside Pub in Fairmont Hot Springs, will soon be travelling to the coast to undergo cancer treatment, but not before the Farside holds a fundraiser for the father of three.

The fundraiser will take place at the pub on Saturday, May 10th beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Hes a big part of the community, everybody loves Joe, said Farside cook Noah Darraugh.

Joe made his mark on the community as the bartender of the Farside for five years, a position he left a year ago (hes now employed with the forest sector).

Hes very missed by the community, Noah said. Hes my best friend.

Joe grew up in Vancouver, but has made the valley home for roughly the past decade.

At least eight to 12 weeks of recovery will be needed for Joe, who has two teenage daughters and a five-year-old girl. The money raised on Saturday will go directly to the family.

The evening will provide guests with free appetizers, and a silent auction will be going on with items donated by local businesses. And since it happens before he leaves the valley for treatment, Joe and his wife will be part of the evening.There will be no cover and the fundraiser should be attended by anybody that knows Joe or has been served by him, said Noah, adding most people have.

To just come and show your support would be great, he said.