September 23, 1946 – September 19, 2009
Joanie beloved wife of Stephen of Calgary passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at the age of 62 years, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Besides her loving husband Stephen, Joanie is survived by her son Matthew (Kelly) of Scottsdale, AZ.; her mother Phyllis “Girlie” McInnis; brother Robert McInnis; and numerous nieces and nephews. Joanie was predeceased by her father Frank McInnis, and her sister Betty Black.
Certified Psychologist, businesswoman, wife, mother, and life partner, Joanie’s vibrant spirit and positive attitude made her a remarkable person. Joanie’s trusted advice helped guide us when we needed it the most. Through her work and her generosity she touched many. To the countless number of people that relied on her judgment and sound advice this will represent a serious loss. To her family and close network of friends she will always be lovingly remembered.
At Joanie’s request, in lieu of flowers if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433. To Dr. Dean Reuther, and his staff of dedicated professionals at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, her family offers its sincere thanks for providing as high a standard of care and service as could ever be expected. Her last year of life was made possible through a combination of their efforts and Joanie’s indomitable spirit.
“She was my North, my South, my East, and West
My working week and my Sunday rest
My moon, my midnight, my talk, my song
I thought that love would last forever, I was wrong”
A Celebration of Joanie’s life will be held at the Palliser Hotel on Friday, October 23, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Joanie Corbett, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences