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Born: Jun 16, 1945
Date of Passing: May 23, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
MANSOFF - Joanne (June 16, 1945 to May 23, 2021) was preceded in death by her father, Arthur (Art), her mother, Audrey, and her sister, Irene Coté. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Dennis Coté, a niece, nephews and several cousins.
Despite a lifelong struggle with mental illness, Joanne lived an independent life with dignity and pride. Trained in science, Joanne supported herself for several decades by delivering newspapers in Dauphin. She was proud of this work, as she respected the reporting of current events and believed her clients knew her as dependable; they would always get their paper in good time, no matter the weather.
Joanne had a life-long passion for music, playing the piano, organ, trumpet and flute all at a young age. Later in life, she was the organist for St. Paul's Anglican Church and subsequently the keyboardist for Trinity Lutheran Church. It was at Trinity Lutheran, where, as her life became more difficult, she found a piece of home with the supportive congregation.
Joanne's family, although scattered in different cities and provinces, remained important to her throughout her life. Her niece and nephews can well remember a card or short note from Joanne in which she reported on not only her own activities but those of other family members as well. (And there was always a weather report, complete with the effects on the crops).
Joanne was a kind and generous person who did her best to make the world a better place. For that, she is honoured, loved, and deeply missed.
Finally, Joanne's family would like to thank Pastor Howard Burnie (Trinity Lutheran Church) for his long-time support and compassionate care, and Dr. Mathison and the staff at the Dauphin Personal Care Home for attending to Joanne with such kindness in her final years.
Due to Covid-19 gathering restrictions, cremation has taken place and no formal services will be held at this time.
Sneath-Strilchuk -Dauphin Chapel
As published in Brandon Sun on May 29, 2021
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
My sincerest sympathy to Joanne's family. Some of my comments are similar to my cousin, Bonnie's as seen in her post above. I am the daughter of Peggy Clark (Mansoff) who is the daughter of Fred Mansoff, Art's brother. I have good memories of Joanne from when we were quite young. She would come to Brandon for music competitions occasionally and I made a point to see her and hoped she would have time to do something fun; unfortunately, the poor girl had little time to spare just to do 'kid stuff' but we did make time for a short visit. She was a very gifted woman in several areas of her life. She especially loved her paper route and the interaction she had with her customers. I think they became her family as did the people from her church, particularly Pastor Howard Burnie whom, I think, was a God-send for Joanne. I'm sure she is missed by many. - Posted by: Tricia Clark Darby (2nd cousin) on: Jun 02, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Joanne's family left behind. I am the daughter of James Mansoff her cousin. He was the son of Fred Mansoff, Art's brother. Joanne and I kept in touch every Christmas and last time I saw and chatted with her was at my Dad's funeral in July of 2009. She was a special person to me. I will miss her and would love to hear from any family as I have been working on the Mansoff family tree and would appreciate any info. (780)672-9956. - Posted by: Bonnie Koltusky (2nd Cousin) on: May 30, 2021
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