We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services - Dauphin
A graveside service was held for Joan and her sister Arlene on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm from Riverside Cemetery in Dauphin. It was livestreamed from the Sneath-Strilchuk Facebook page for those that could not attend in person. Click here to view the livestream at service time: https://www.facebook.com/sneathstrilchukfuneralservices/
Joan passed away suddenly at Prairie Mountain Health in Brandon, Manitoba on August 10, 2021.
She was born January 7, 1953 in Churchill, Manitoba to the late Maurice Chaychuk and Ella Emsley. She was the eldest of 5 children. Arlene (predeceased), Mary Ann (nephew Mark), Alan and Patricia. She leaves behind her children Victoria (Stephen), Richard (predeceased), Linda-Ann (Dale) and one grandson Kieffer. As well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.
At a very young age her parents moved from Churchill to Windsor, Ontario where she was joined by 2 siblings Arlene and Mary Ann. They moved briefly to Saskatchewan then to Thompson, Manitoba and they were joined by 2 more siblings Alan and Patricia. There she graduated from RD Parker Collegiate. When it was time to venture out on her own, she left Thompson to live in Ethelbert, Manitoba and finally settling in Dauphin, Manitoba in 1981 where she raised her 2 daughters and spent her remaining years making many great friendships.
There she took a cosmetology class and enjoy changing her own hair color up. She worked various jobs in her lifetime. As an Innkeeper, candy striper, data entry clerk, taxi dispatcher, both Jim’s locations for many years as cashier and gas attendant, Saan store, Lottery Booth, A&W and PRVSI.
In her spare time she enjoyed to crochet and would spend countless hours reading. She loved to go for drives and count how many animals she had seen (she had a great love for animals) and just take in the countryside.
She was a loving and caring mother and friend. She had a great deal of compassion. So much that she had multiple non-biological daughters. Everyone called her mom. “To know her was to love her”.
Should friends and family desire, memorial donations can be made in memory of Joan to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Diabetes Canada or the Parkland Humane Society.
401 - 1 Wesley Ave., Winnipeg MB R3C 4C6
Parkland Humane Society
Box 805, Dauphin MB R7N 3B3
Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba
1379 Kenaston Blvd, Winnipeg MB R3P 2T5