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JOAN LILLIAN SHANAS (WOODWARD)
Date of Passing: Mar 10, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory
JOAN LILLIAN SHANAS
1941 - 2020
She was predeceased by her parents, Martha and John; her sister Donna, and brother Patrick.
Joan will be sadly missed by her husband Norm; son Robert (TD); brothers, Tom (Dianna) Woodward and Dennis (Beverley) Woodward; and sister Madeline (Brad) McKenzie. She will also be lovingly remembered by her nephews, Scott (Tamra) McKenzie and Duwayne (Heather) Woodward; niece Erin McKenzie; as well as several grand nephews and nieces.
Joan was an avid and skilled five pin bowler. At a time when there was still a counter pin, she regularly averaged 230-245 - quite a feat! She also represented Winnipeg and later Vancouver at the national championships many times.
Joan was a very social person and many of her happiest times took place at the gas station where she worked later in life. She greeted her 'regulars' with a "Hi, hon" or "How's it going, kiddo?" and many became friends who visited often for a greeting and smile from Joan.
The family would like to extend a thank you to the staff of Action Marguerite who welcomed her weekly and to the friends she made in the program.
As per Joan's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family graveside service will be held at a later date.
While flowers are gratefully declined, friends who wish may donate to The War Amps, 2827 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 0C4 or a charity of your choice.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 02, 2020
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
Dear Norm, Robert and family, Always remember Joan as a strong and positive lady!!! Loved her feisty disposition at Windsor Lanes with all the young bowlers and at all our bingo bowls. Also would gas up at the Southdale Shell and she was always so friendly, however wouldn’t take any crap from rude customers or bowlers..... Would say “Just be thankful”! Joan, May you Rest In Peace. Norm and Robert, our deepest sympathies. Hugs Rick and Mona - Posted by: Mona and Rick Devion (Friend) on: May 03, 2020
We are sorry to learn of the passing of Joan. Lorraine bowled with Joan many years ago and were on the same team at one point. She was a great athlete and a wonderful person. She will be missed for sure. Sincerely Lorraine and Gerry Cairns - Posted by: Lorraine and Gerry Cairns (Bowling buddies from many years ago) on: May 02, 2020
Dear Norm, Robert, Tom, Dianna and families!! So sorry to hear of Joan's passing. I know she will be missed. Sincerely Marilyn McMullan - Posted by: Marilyn McMullan (Friend from bowling) on: May 02, 2020
My condolences to Norm,Robert,and family.Joan worked for us for many years in the gas station.She was always cheerful and a joy to be around.We miss you kiddo. Ray and Bobbi - Posted by: Ray smylski (Employer and friend ) on: May 02, 2020
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