It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Joan Huenison (Mercer) on January 27, 2022 at the age of 91. Joan was born November 12, 1930 at the family farm in the Grayburn district. Her education was obtained at Grayburn School and Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw. After graduation, she attended Normal School in Moose Jaw to become a teacher – teaching at Pelican Lake School.
Mom and Dad were married Nov 17th, 1951 and started their married life on the farm in the Rowletta district. Mom was a very hard worker and managed to juggle raising six kids, farming, working part time at Sears in Moose Jaw and maintaining her house and yard. Mom was always busy and was the happiest when she was holding a baby. She spent many happy hours in her yard and garden. Mom was involved in the Knox Church Choir, the UCW and assisted with many community gatherings like card parties, ski doo parties, wedding showers and Christmas concerts. Mom and Dad enjoyed many winters in Florida in the Sebring area – golfing and socializing with their neighbors. Many hours of Mom’s retirement years were spent volunteering at the Sukanen Museum, dancing at Cosmos and bowling in a senior’s league.
Mom played piano in the Polka Dots Band which she really loved. When she wasn’t playing in the band, she and dad enjoyed dancing at the local Club 500 Dine and Dances, square dancing and round dancing.
Mom was predeceased by her parents, Albert and Francis Mercer; in laws, Fred and Emma Huenison; grandson, Wade McCormick; brother, Frank Mercer; sisters-in-law, Jean Mercer, Evelyn McCubbin and Bea Cromwell; brothers- in-law, Welby McCubbin and Jack Cromwell. She is survived by her husband, Winston, of 70 years and their children, Earl (Lorraine), Barry (Shirley), Mark (Debbie), Lorraine (Ken), Lynne (Terry), and Brenda (Roy); sister, Pat (Grant) Hallborg; 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
At Joan’s request there will be no Funeral Service. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff at the Guardian Grove ward at Providence Place for taking such good care of Mom. Memorial donations in Joan’s name may be made to Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village & Museum Box 2071 Moose Jaw, SK or to Providence Place Foundation Inc. 100 – 2nd Ave. N.E. Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1B8. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550