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Dietrich (nee Hunter/Lewis), M. Joan

Joan passed away peacefully Friday, December 19, 2008, surrounded by her loving family, ten days before her 75th birthday. Joan will be remembered always by her daughters, Cheryl (Bill) Tomanik, Deanne Dietrich and Patti (Tom) Paige; and son Don (Jacqueline) Dietrich; her grandchildren, Ryan, Brad, Eric, Tim (Carolyn), Nicholas, Tiffany, Amber, Jennifer (Mike), Gage, Erik, and Christopher; and great-grandchildren, Matty and Jadyn; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Harvey (Elsie), Doreen Rathgeber, Hal (Lorraine), Al (Morag), Walter (Maxine), Arnie (Marnie), Cathy, and Esther (Gary) Davis; her godson Shawn (Maiko) and over seventy other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband Kleon; her parents Frances and Gordon Lewis and AJ Hunter; her brother George and sister-in-law Lynn Hunter; in-laws Adolf and Hedwig; aunts and uncles, Hugh (Bertha), Ron (Elsie) and Ralph McFadyen; brothers and sisters-in-law Bernard Mack, Oswald and Eleanor Dietrich, Frank Dietrich, Al Rathgeber; and nephew Ken Gamble. Joan was so proud to become a Registered Nurse and although she loved her profession, she chose to stay home with Cherie, Don and Deanne. As the children grew, she returned to work and enjoyed co-owning a flower shop and the creativity of decorating cakes, working at Trend Draperies and Shoppers Drug Mart. Then the “itch” set in and Joan and Kleon began their “Geritol gypsy days” and travelled through the US. She treasured this time with Kleon. All her life, she kept all her family and friends close to her heart. They meant the world to her. She was always there to lend a helping hand or be there if someone needed her. Joan was a loving, proud and determined woman who overcame much throughout her life until the end. Joan will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, December 28, 2008 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Celebration of Joan’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, December 29, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. To forward expressions of sympathy, go to    If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864.  Thank-you to ALL the doctors that cared for Joan, a special thanks to all in ICU. In living memory of Joan Dietrich, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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