Joanne Frances Wetaski
Joanne Frances Wetaski (née: Rice) passed away on Sunday, September 19th, 2021 at the age of 64 years after a short and courageous battle with cancer.
She was predeceased by her mother, Marguerite Bruce; step-father, Stuart Bruce; uncle, Jim Rice; aunt, Maureen Rice. Joanne will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her husband of 39 years, Randy; step-daughters, Kerri and Rhonda; grandchildren: Arianna (Ben) Apperley, Cuda Ferguson and Alexander Schmegelsky; great-grandson, Deacon Apperley; as well as her cousins: Jim (Laura) Rice, Tom Rice, Janice (John) Pogorzelec, and Bob (Paula) Rice.
Joanne was born in Moose Jaw, SK at the Providence Hospital on May 2nd, 1957. She grew up on the Rice farm in Tuxford, SK. Joanne attended school in Tuxford, then moved on to Lindale School in Moose Jaw, started high school at Peacock and graduated from Vanier Collegiate. She met her husband Randy in 1981 and they married in 1982. Joanne started her career at Valley View Center in 1975 where she worked for 42 years, retiring in October of 2017. Joanne worked as a Nurses Aide, she loved her job and the residents that she cared for. Joanne was well known for her black Camaro, making numerous macramé plant hangers, and her love for collecting all things Coca-Cola, turtles and owls. She and Randy spent many years from early spring till late fall at their cabin at Buffalo Pound Lake. Joanne was well known for her lavish decorating on St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas. Halloween was her favorite!! Joanne and Randy started traveling in 2008 and after their first trip they caught the travel bug, going on a southern vacation every year until Covid hit. Joanne and Randy have a special group of close knit friends that get together for good times and will be the first ones there in times of support.
A special thank you goes out to the doctors, nurses and care aides at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital for their care, kindness and compassion.
A Time of Visitation for Family and Friends will take place on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Moose Jaw Funeral Home. A Celebration of Joanne’s Life will be held on Saturday, September 25th, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 561 Home St W, Moose Jaw, SK. In lieu of flowers, donations in Joanne’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Michelle Ellis, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Beautiful, kind soul gone way too soon. It was always such a pleasure working with Joanne. Deepest sympathies Randy and family.
RANDY,SO SORRY TO HEAR SUCH SAD SAD NEWS,MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU-RUSTY
So sorry to hear about your loss condolences to you and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all
So sorry to see this. Much compassion sent to all Randy, step family,close friends.
Connie and Ken Jattansingh
Randy & family, we were sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Randy & Family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss! Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. We hope knowing others care help you through the days of sorrow.
Ray & Pauline Lavallee
So sorry for your loss. Sincere condolences to the family and friends.
So Sorry for you your loss Randy, my heart goes out to you and the family. I know what you are going through as I just lost my husband to cancer in June. My heart bleeds for anyone that has to go through this evil disease. Take care of yourself and remember grief is a passage, it never leaves but it changes. If only we could wish away cancer and every pain every hardship and all the challenges. TAKE CARE AND MAY GOD BE WITH YOU.
Sending my most heartfelt sympathy and wish you comfort and strength during this most difficult time. So sorry for your loss.
My deepest condolences to Randy and family.
Sorry to hear about your loss.
Joanne was a fine lady.
Condolences to you and the family.
Randy, my condolences. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Deepest sympathies from the Muma Family…Mike and Cheryl; Barb and Mac
Our Condolences to you Randy and your Family
From Robert & Faye Rusu
Randy , we are saddened to hear of Joanne’s passing
our condolences. Phil and Mary Dillon
Randy & family, we were sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. May you find peace during this difficult time.
God bless you,
Randy we are so sad and very sorry for your loss. Our deepest Condolences to your family as well. Life is so fragile and every day is a Blessing. Sincerely Glenda, Brad, Calista, Isabell and Korben
Sorry for your loss Condolences too Randy and Family’s
We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Joanne. Please accept our sincere condolences .
My sympathies to you and the family, Randy.
Sincerely, Dorothy Boszak.
My heartfelt sympathy to Randy and the Rice family. Joanne was my best while going to school in Tuxford from grades 1 to 6. When allowed, we would stay at each other’s place on weekends and had a lot of fun. In particular, I remember when we were around 11 or 12, Mrs. Rice would let us stay up super late to watch the Night of Horror shows until about 3 am – there were always 3 of them and they were only televised about twice a year. Let’s remember this was in the 1960’s and some of them were in black and white – to us though, they were scary! During those times together, we shared good times and at times, inner-most thoughts, as young girls do. I’ll always remember her humor and vibrant laugh. In later years we rarely met up and even most recently, I wondered how she was doing. It was an honor and pleasure to have had her in my life even though it was only for a short time. May she rest in peace and may God be with you all during this difficult time.
Sorry to hear of your loss Randy and your whole family,remember the good and happy times of which I am sure there are many. By and Lori Benson .
Dear Jim and Laura;sorry to hear about Jim’s niece! I’m sure she was a lovely lady, gone way too soon! Your fond memories will keep her alive and in your hearts at this sad time! Take care, Sincerely, Donna Mcsherry
We would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of Joanne rest in peace.