It is with a heavy heart I write this obituary.
Joshua left us unexpectedly January 22, 2024, leaving a large extended family and many friends in grief and sorrow.
His welcoming smile, sparkling eyes, sense of humor and the "all embracing hugs". Suduko and Ken Ken puzzles as well as 2000-piece puzzles and movies with Jessica when they weren't traveling, hiking or just walking Edmonds beach and maybe catching a bit of lunch or dinner along the way.
Cars, jeeps, motorcycles, VW buses, trail bikes, snowboarding, cooking, dehydrating, baking. Time with family and friends. Working for brother Matthew at CWS for years.
Joshua never met a stranger. He was there for anyone in need, be it someone ahead in the grocery line who was having to set aside groceries, someone walking along 99 with backpacks and suitcases that needed a ride or a listening ear to someone in distress. Always available to friends and family for a chat, help with a project, ride to the airport or a quiet presence. His wit and humor legendary. He will be missed beyond measure.
Joshua was born May 22, 1975, to Marvin and Karen Carmichael Cook. He joined sister Jennifer, brother Matthew and welcomed brother Michael two years later.
Joshua struggled with alcohol addiction for years, fought a good fight but in the end lost the battle. We were looking forward to his recovery and many more years of life together, adventures and celebrations but it was not meant to be. We cherish the time he was with us.
There are no words that can express or soothe our loss but with time our anguish will soften and we will find peace in his amazing memory.
Joshua leaves the Love of his Life, Jessica; mother Karen; sister Jennifer, brothers Matthew and Michael, brother-in-law James and sister-in-law Kathy. Nephews Jacob, Jude, Mitchell, and nieces Jemma and Makenna will miss him immensely. He was preceded in death by his father Marv in 2003.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, February 18, 2024, at the Edmonds Waterfront Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds, from 2-6 p.m.