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Born: Jul 22, 1936

Date of Passing: Aug 19, 2019

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Joan Andrea Baudic (nee McDonald), born July 22, 1936 and died in hospital on August 19, 2019, after lengthy illness.
Joan grew up in St. Vital attending Norberry and Windsor schools, and Glenlawn Collegiate.
Joan was employed at Eatons, The Queen's Printer and the Public Utility Board of Manitoba.
She had a long and successful career as an artist having belonged to Forum Art Institute and Medea Gallery. Her paintings hang throughout Canada.
Joan married Jim Baudic and lived in Killarney, Manitoba and Winnipeg.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years; children, Andrea Baudic (Peter Francis), Michael Baudic (Kathy) and Wendy Chen (Jim); and grandchildren, Bronwyn Burrows, Brittney Fehr, Rachel and Sam Baudic, and Paul and Sarah Chen; and stepgrandchildren, Megan Francis and Liam Francis; great-grandchildren, Hudson Burrows; and great-stepgrandchildren, Anderson Kaiser, Fynn and Lachlan Francis; brothers, Barrett McDonald (Joan) and Brian McDonald (Renee); and nieces and nephews David, Karine and Lisa McDonald, Debrorah Lyver, and Gary McDonald and Jennifer Coleman.
Joan was predeceased by her parents, Margaret and Alexander McDonald; sister Margaret; brother Jim; son-in-law John Fehr; and nephew Douglas McDonald.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 23, at 10:00 a.m. at Thomson "In the Park," 1291 McGillivray Blvd.

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 21, 2019

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Reflecting on my memories of Aunt Joan remind me how fortunate I was to have her in my life. I have always been aware of the warmth, easiness and balance I would feel when around her. She was always just comfortable to be with. What comes to mind next is her smile and tilt of her head, her laugh…. She was always genuine. I am lucky to have scattered memories of her throughout my life…. The cozy dark green house a couple of blocks from Gramma and Grampa’s. The cottage and the tent trailer, it seemed the Baudics were always a short distance away, and safe; safe enough to walk there (with Wendy, I think) and safe enough to visit on my own. Most of my younger memories are of playing with Wendy, Mike and Andrea, but I did learn the significance of gifts from the heart and the significance of what a gift can mean when the gifter has taken the time to create them themselves. I believe I still have the Raggedy Ann doll Aunt Joan made me me with the blue wool hair and embroidered heart, forever saying I love you. I remember the grey felt cuddly stuffed mouse and dog she made for Doug one year. On my bedroom wall for years was the smiling faced daisy painting she gave me for my room, which she painted herself when I was very young. Her artistic talent, I believe, has helped to develop other talented artists and an appreciation for the arts all through the branches of the McDonald family and a definite love of arts and creative talent through all her children. As I aged I remember family visits, get togethers and bonding. I was fortunate enough to spend time alone with her as well, and I knew I could call her if times felt tough. She would be there to remind me that you keep going, do what needs to be done but also remember the importance of caring for yourself, long before self care was a word. I had the pleasure of spending a day alone with her years ago as a young adult and she took me out to show me the art of life; that art is all around us, we create it, we live it and see it in others and the world around us. It was a long day filled with fun, laughter and many good memories. I love her sense of humor and how she could laugh at things. The biggest thing she left with me is family and love is always there, regardless of everything else. Visiting Aunt Joan was always like going home. I know I am not the only one who felt that way, and she will be missed by many and always loved and remembered. Her laughter, wisdom and love will live on through her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The world is a little emptier with her gone. - Posted by: Deborah Lyver (niece) on: Aug 22, 2019

  • Our condolences to you and your family on the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. Frank and Donna Hruska - Posted by: Frank Hruska (Friend) on: Aug 22, 2019

  • Sorry to hear about Joan's passing. We remember our trip to Winnipeg with Baudic's Family. We remember the french journey of Jim and Joan to Brittany. Our sincere sympathies to Jim and his family. Jean-Jacques and Florence VIDELO, Yann and Laure from Le Sourn (France) - Posted by: Jean-Jacques VIDELO and his family (cousins of Brittany (France)) on: Aug 22, 2019

  • Jim & Andrea -condolences. Jim Philp -452-4597 - Posted by: Jim Philp (Friend) on: Aug 22, 2019

  • Sending our condolences.... grandparents are very special treasures... in life and in memory. - Posted by: Judi & Ken Mears (Friends of Bronwyn & Dale Burrows, South Westland, New Zealand) on: Aug 22, 2019

  • We have been great friends with Jim & Joan for many years since the early 60's. We have enjoyed many sociable gatherings with them including Grey Cup parties every year. What fun we had. Our sincere sympathies to Jim and his family. We are thankful Joan is at peace now and free from pain. We will see you soon Jim. - Posted by: Murray & Marcia Rankin (Lifelong friends) on: Aug 21, 2019

  • My condolences to your family. I became friends with Joan through the book club and the knitting group at the 55+ Active Living Centre over the last number of years and very much enjoyed being in her company. I will certainly miss her. - Posted by: Anne Peterson (Friend) on: Aug 21, 2019

  • Sorry to hear about Joan's passing. Although we have not seen you in recent years, we remember our dinners together with other friends. Jim, we offer to you and your family all our sincere condolences. Best wishes. Jocelyne & Colin Young - Posted by: Jocelyne & Colin Young (Friends) on: Aug 21, 2019

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