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Born: May 30, 1934

Date of Passing: Dec 26, 2020

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Our mother, Joan Alice McGregor, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2020.
She was born in Winnipeg on May 30, 1934 and was the first child of Irene and Percival Crealock. She graduated from the University of Winnipeg and pursued a teaching career; on weekends she attended the Home Street United Young People's Group where she met her future husband Kenneth McGregor. They were married (in 1959) for 56 years until his passing in 2015. After having two children she decided to follow her love of books and became a librarian with the City of Winnipeg, which she continued until her retirement. Her time as a teacher and librarian instilled the love of reading in both her children and grandchildren. She had strong ties to Immanuel United Church, and sang in their choir for many years.
Joan very much enjoyed travelling, and her dream to visit the home of her ancestors came true when she got the chance to visit Ireland and Scotland several times. She was an avid lover of gardens and felt happiest when she could be close to nature. She also enjoyed the many camping trips with her husband and children and the many summers spent at the cabin with family and friends on Rainy Lake.
Joan was a warm, loving, caring and compassionate wife, mother and friend; she was always looking out for others. She was very optimistic and people loved her sense of humour and her "glass is half-full" attitude.
She will be dearly missed by her two children, Janet and Kevin; two grandchildren, Jason and Rebecca, and the many family friends who came to know and love her. It is with the deepest gratitude that we honour our mom's dedication to caring for her family and friends above herself.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful, caring and dedicated staff, nurses and doctors at Golden Links Lodge during our mother's years there with dementia. We know she was loved and well cared for during her time there and for that we are eternally grateful.
There will be no formal service at this time due to the pandemic; a service/Celebration of Life will be arranged when COVID restrictions have been lifted.
Condolences and reminiscences may be shared at the Voyage Funeral Home website:

We love you, Mom; be at peace.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 02, 2021

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Joan was an active and devoted member of the Immanuel United Outreach Committee, which is where we became friends. A woman of conviction and a social justice seeker, Joan was a tireless contributor for many campaigns to help people locally, nationally and globally. Her sparkling sense of humour offered levity at just the right moment if things got too serious. Her devotion, however never wavered. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss of this gracious and loving spirit. - Posted by: Lynne Strome (friend) on: Jan 10, 2021

  • Janet and Kevin, I was saddened to hear of your mother's passing. I have so many great memories of both of your parents. Being a friend of Janet's meant being completely welcomed into your family by your mom and dad. I loved spending time at the lake with your family. I have many memories of spending time at Munroe Library when your mom was at work and she always had the time to steer me to books she thought I'd like. Your mom (and dad!) were very good to my mom and me when my own dad passed away during my teenage years. I will always hold a special place in my heart for her. My thoughts are with both of you. - Posted by: Erin Thomas (Hilder) (Friend) on: Jan 05, 2021

  • Dear Kevin, Janet and family, We are so sorry and saddened and would like to share our deepest condolence to everyone in the family of Joan McGregor. Our Immanuel members found the obituary in Saturday's Free Press and shared it with me and the Council members. Some of us shared the memory: When they joined Immanuel in 2003 they were invited to join a movie group. It included many wonderful people like Joan McGregor, the past minister Bill and Elaine Hickerson, and others. We will miss Joan and continue to share the loving memories and stories about her and her life which she shared with Immanuel while she was amongst us. We will continue to pass on her many gifts of love, care, faith and learning together. - Posted by: Ha Na Park (Minister, Immanuel United Church) on: Jan 05, 2021

  • Kevin & Janet: I am so sorry to hear about your mother passing away. I worked with her at the Henderson Library towards the end of her career at Winnipeg Public Library. She was a dedicated professional who helped children and adults with great enthusiasm and kindness. She was well liked and well respected by all her colleagues at the library. She will be missed. - Posted by: Rick Walker (Work Colleague) on: Jan 02, 2021

  • Kevin , Janet and Family. We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom! On behalf of my family we send our condolences to you. Your Mother was such a friendly soul and such a wonderful person and loved life as you could see by how she would share and speak to one. I enjoyed visiting at the Family Reunions when I would see her and your Dad. My thoughts are with you both through these challenging times. Take Care Daphne Pogue - Posted by: Daphne Pogue (Cousin) on: Jan 02, 2021

  • Kevin and Janet and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom! She was always a friendly face in the neighborhood and a good friend to my parents, along with your Dad. Sending you all condolences! - Posted by: Allison Harder (Neighbor) on: Jan 02, 2021

  • Kevin and Janet and family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom! She was always a friendly face in the neighborhood and a good friend to my parents, along with your Dad. Sending you all condolences! - Posted by: Allison Harder (Neighbor) on: Jan 02, 2021

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