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Born: Jul 30, 1940

Date of Passing: Dec 24, 2020

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Suddenly on the morning of December 24, 2020, Joan collapsed into the arms of her loving husband Lionel while trying to dress for the day. After an attempt by Lionel and emergency medical response units, Joan was transferred to St. Boniface Hospital where she passed away at the age of 80 years.
Joan was born to parents, Nettie and John Belasco on July 30, 1940. She a was a war baby, born in Winnipeg. Later she was joined by a sister Patsy and two brothers, John and Bob "Robert".
Joan was educated in Winnipeg at William Whyte and Issac Newton Schools. She was raised and lived in the North End and where she met her husband Lionel Baryluk. Before their marriage at Sts. Vladimir & Olga Cathedral, Joan worked for Pool Western Elevators and Dairy Dell with her mom.
After raising her family, Joan later worked at Revenue Canada for 20 years where she met and enjoyed many great friendships to this day. She commuted to work from Chalet Beach at Matlock, MB for many years where she also enjoyed some great friendships. When Lionel retired from C.N.R., Joan also retired and they travelled to other parts of Canada; Comox, BC for 10 winters and Mexico. Joan loved to host large family events and was a true Matriarch, loved by all.
Joan was predeceased by her parents, John and Nettie Belasco (nee Boroske), infant daughter Liza, brother Bob, brother-in-law Allan, and stepmother Anne Procopchuk.
Left to mourn her passing are her children: Kim (Darren), Tracy (Sean), Nick, Tina; sister Patsy, brother John, sister-in-law Darlene; granddaughter Stephanie and great-grandson Elias. She also leaves behind numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and their families and lifelong friends.
A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 02, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Many years have passed but my fond memories of Joan and her family are forever in my heart. I am so sorry for your loss of such a lovely lady. Rest In Peace Joanie, you will be remembered with lots of love . Hugs from an old friend, Carol Harvey Kelowna. B.C. - Posted by: Carol Harvey (Friend) on: Jan 04, 2021

  • I first met Joan at CRA in 1981 when I was a young girl out of high school. I looked up to Joan as being the mature middle aged woman who spoke highly of her family. We sat together in the same quad and shared many laughs throughout the day. May she rest in peace! Take care of yourselves during this difficult time. - Posted by: Erica Andree-Norris (Co-worker) on: Jan 03, 2021

  • my heartfelt sympathies to the family. Your absence will be felt by many, I have many great memories of Joan That I will treasure. Love Fran - Posted by: Newton Frances (Friend) on: Jan 02, 2021

  • My deepest sympathies to the family. I worked with Joan in the mailroom of Revenue Canada way back in 1992 along with Ruth, Christina, and Eileen. We shared great stories and we were always laughing when it was our break times. Joan had a great sense of humour and I enjoyed her company. Joan, you are gone but not forgotten. - Posted by: Richard Girouard - Montreal, Quebec (Friend from Revenue Canada.) on: Jan 02, 2021

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