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Born: Mar 25, 1950
Date of Passing: Jan 29, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
1950 - 2020
She is survived by her husband, Michael; her sisters, Karen and Ruthie; and her children, Jennifer, Jamie, Erin, Steven and Andy; and many nieces and nephews too numerous to list. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Reggie, Evelyn, Barry, Lillian, Stacie, David and Sandra.
Johanne was a mother, a wife, a sister, an aunt, and a good friend. She will be remembered by how she always changed the feeling in the room whenever she entered. She loved to dance. She loved to hug. She loved to talk. She loved to sparkle. Thank you for all the good you have given us in this life. "You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching; love like you'll never be hurt; sing like there's nobody listening and live like it's heaven on earth".
A private memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020. A come and go reception will be held in her honour between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Buhler Active Living Centre, 650 South Railway Ave., Winkler, MB R6W 0L6.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Johanne's memory to The Villages for Older Adults Inc., mailed or dropped off at the Buhler Active Living Centre.
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
In care of arrangements
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 01, 2020
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
I had the great fortune of working with Johanne at Manitoba Hydro. She was truly special and gave me some of the best advice in my young life which I have always treasured. She loved and listened with her whole heart and - yes - she loved to dance! I worked with her at the time she met and fell in love with Michael. It was a thrill to see her become even more joyful; we danced up a storm at her wedding social. Deepest condolences to her family and many friends. She made the world better. - Posted by: Veralyn Warkentin (Co-worker) on: Feb 01, 2020
Met Johanne at Manitoba Hydro on Taylor Avenue and we were what they called "the counselling couple" at the coffee table! We were very involved together in standing up for people's rights, union and parliament issues and worked on Bill 22 together. Her greatest day was when she met Michael and she said he was an angel sent from the heavens. After they were married, Johanne advised she was leaving Hydro and they were relocating to Marathon, Ontario. Visited her there with Bruce and the kids. What a lovely trip that was and memories we made. Got the opportunity to visit Johanne in Portage la Prairie when they finally came back to Manitoba and that was years past already. I regret not being able to take more time and see Johanne and Michael but then I had my time occupied with work and a palliative mother. Life just goes by too quickly and next thing you know, we can't go back and change things when it's too late. This lovely lady gave me strength I never knew I had and the courage to move forward. Was always there greeting you with a smile, reaching arms for the great big hug! I will miss you Johanne and I thank you for all you taught me and how you enriched my life by being a part of it. I am so honoured for you letting me in your life and blessed to have shared special times with you. May the angels in the heavens hug and love you like you have loved others here. - Posted by: Debbie Meilleur (Friend from Hydro) on: Feb 01, 2020
I met Johanne at Manitoba Hydro, she was at our early morning coffee break. She always was smiling and happy. We heard all about her romance with Michael and we were so happy for her. A very special lady. - Posted by: JoAnne Williams (Friend from Hydro) on: Feb 01, 2020
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