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Date of Passing: Mar 12, 2022

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With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Joan "Joanie" Papushka on March 12, 2022.
Joan was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba and went to school in Winnipeg. She enjoyed a long and fulfilling career with the Federal Government. Joan dedicated much of her time to her community. She volunteered with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Manitoba Theatre Centre and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights for many years.
Joan had a deep connection to the family farm in Elma, Manitoba, where the generations before her forged their future as homesteaders. Gardening brought her so much joy! She had a zest for travel and loved to share stories about her travels locally and around the world. Joan was a dedicated fan and loved watching the Bombers and the Jets bring home a win.
Joan was predeceased by parents, Paul and Mary, and sister Fern Papushka. Joan is fondly remembered by brother, Harry (Eileen), and nieces, Caren, Sharon (Jeff) and nephew David (Kathleen) who all shared love for Joan and who will cherish her legacy by sharing her memories with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the Dialysis Unit and the numerous medical professionals at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre for the care and attention they provided Joan when she was in need. We would also like to thank the staff at River Ridge 2 for their compassion and the excellent standard of care they provided for Joan.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Joan's memory to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba on Tuesday, May 24, at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow. Graveside prayers and interment at Holy Cross Parish Cemetery, Elma, Manitoba will take place Wednesday, May 25, at 11:30 a.m.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 07, 2022

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Beautiful Joan, you are so missed. We always had interesting conversations about our families and the joy they they gave us. Joan was a devoted sister and aunt. Joan’s family was everything to her. Joan was also a good friend and co-worker. She was knowledgeable and helpful at all times. We all loved working with her. Joan loved to travel. She was proud of her rescue elephant. She had so many stories. Joan handled her illness with grace. We will all think of you often Joan. - Posted by: Maryanne Castagna (Friend and co-worker) on: May 19, 2022

  • I used to enjoy chatting with this lovely lady from time to time, over the back fence. Haven't seen her outdoors for couple of years, but immediately recognized her photo. RIP - Posted by: Marilyn Bjornson (Neighborhood Acquaintance) on: May 07, 2022

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