Joan (Auntie Joan) Sample aged 77 years of Moose Jaw, SK, passed away on Friday, June 30th, 2023 with Louise, Leona, and Gillian lovingly by her side, at the Regina General Hospital after a long, courageous lung battle.
Joan was born on February 27th, 1946 in Bishop Aukland to Joe and Susie Sample. She remained home in the County Durham with her mom and dad, and sister Maureen and family. Travelling to Spain with Kathleen was a favourite holiday for Joan. She immigrated to Canada in 1971, eventually settling in Moose Jaw.
She was predeceased by her parents; only sister, Maureen; brother-in-law, Ronnie Williams; favourite cousin, Claire; and long time friend, Sanra. Left to cherish Joan for her warm heart, caring soul and English wit are: her partner, Louise; niece Ann (Paul, Shannon); nephew, Craig (Michelle and boys); Canadian Mom, Florence; all her Canadian family; numerous cousins; lifelong friends, Ann Mounter, Kathleen Hussey, Trudy Holman, Bev Gray, and Norlene Winslow.
Thanks to Joan’s Home Care nurses, the doctors and staff on the 2nd floor at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital in Moose Jaw, and for the kindness and caring from the 3E nurses at the Regina General Hospital from Thursday night to Joan’s passing on Friday morning.
A Private Service will be held to honour Joan. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Joan’s name may be made to Lung Sask, 2308 Arlington Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7J 3L3. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Cara Ashworth Funeral Director 306-693-4550