September 28, 1918 – January 15, 2011
Joann Mari Donaldson, beloved mother and mother-in-law of Joan and Henry Rebstock of Calgary and grandmother of Joann (Hiroki) Kozai of Miki-Cho Japan, passed away peacefully on Saturday January 15, 2011 at the age of 92.
Joann spent most of her working life in the restaurant business as a waitress, restaurant owner and finally as a clubhouse hostess in the Grandstand, Stampede Park. It was while working in this position, in the early 1980’s, that Joann won the Calgary Tourism ‘White Hatter’ award for Hostess of the year. After her retirement Joann spent much of her time travelling; cruising the Caribbean being among her favourite trips. She was predeceased by her husband Herbert in 1985 and her sister Olga Vaselenak in 2007.
Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to thank the dedicated 3rd floor staff of George Boyack who took such wonderful care of Joann. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca or directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of Joann Donaldson, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.Print This Obituary & Condolences