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Date of Passing: Nov 15, 2021

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of Thompson, MB

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Joanna, age 75, on Monday, November 15, 2021 at St. Boniface Hospital (Winnipeg), with family at her side.
Reunited in heaven with her teenage sweetheart and loving husband of 48 years, Paul Koblun (predeceased). Daughter of the late David Graves and Gladys (Johnson) Graves of Victoria, BC. Survived by her sister Dianna Simcoe, (Okotoks, AB). Mother of Chris (Victoria, BC), Kelly (Winnipeg, MB), Kerri (Winnipeg, MB) and Valerie (Charlette) (Thompson, MB). Grandchildren (nine): Nathan, Kirsten, Jayson, Brandon (predeceased), Megan, Justin, Malia, Joshua and Deon. Great-Grandchildren (four): Kristiana, David, Daniel and Alexander. A "Special Mom" to hundreds as Joanna and Paul fostered in Thompson for 44 years. Special just-like-daughters, Crystal (kids: Lestat and Gisele) and Bianca (predeceased) (kids: Charmaine and Izaias).
Joanna will be remembered for her love of BINGO, puzzles, dollar stores, and cottage and northern living.
Special thanks to all her many friends for being there through the years.

Dear Mom, you will be forever missed… "LOVE YOU TO THE MOON & BACK!"

An intimate family viewing will be held on Saturday, November 20 at 11:00 a.m. at Glen Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery in Winnipeg. Interment to take place at Hatley Memorial Gardens in Victoria, BC at a later date.
If desired, please direct memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society (

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 27, 2021

Glen Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery

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