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KAISER, Joanne Lee (nee Schikosky)

October 18, 1972 – December 18, 2011

Joanne Kaiser beloved wife of Derek Kaiser of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at the age of 39 years.

Jo Jo’s greatest moments in life came with the birth of her two daughters. Her passions were golf, going to football games, bowling and spending time at the lake with her family.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Derek, her daughters Carmen and Chantel, her parents Allen and Aurette Schikosky, her sister Carole (Reid), her brother Terry (Jackie). She is also survived by Derek’s parents Jim and Freda Kaiser, brothers-in-law Brent (Colleen), Kevin (Tamara), nieces and nephews Delaney, Colten, Dallas, Austin, Nolan and Mikayla and numerous extended family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, December 23, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, a trust fund has been set up in her daughters names, Carmen and Chantel Kaiser. Donations may be made directly at any Royal Bank.

In living memory of Joanne Kaiser, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.

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  1. Mike and Linda Kozlowski :

    We are so very sorry about your loss of a beautiful person. Such a sad sad thing. There are no words……. We will remember Joanne’s beautiful smile and laugh.
    Thinking of you.
    Mike and Linda Kozlowski

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  2. My prayers to Derek and your families at this difficult time.

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  3. Joanne will be missed by so many. She had a smile a mile wide and a hug that met us always. Her laugh was infectious and we always loved that. We love you and will never forget you.
    Hope Gary and Zoey

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  4. Lorraine & Cam Taylor :

    Words can not express how deeply saddened we are by the loss of our wonderful friend. We will remember Jo’s beautiful smile & how she lit up a room when she entered. Derek and all your families, you are all in our thoughts & prayers at this difficult time. Our Stamps games will never be the same. We love you!!

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  5. Shelly and Chadd Hubbert (New Brunswick) :

    Derek…my heart aches for you. I am so so sorry for your loss and can’t begin to imagine what you are going through. Surround yourself with the love of those around you. Carmen and Chantel…you had an amazing mommy who loved you very very much. May you both be filled with the same love and happiness that your mommy shared with others. To Joanne’s other family members….my deepest condolences are extended to each and every one of you. Joanne was a beautiful, caring person whom I was so fortunate to have shared a friendship with. I will cherish our times together forever.
    God bless.

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  6. Helen Wildeman :

    I am so sorry to hear about Joanne, my prayers and thoughts are with you Derek and family at this difficult time.

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  7. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Derek, Carmen, Chantel and other members of Joanne’s family. May all the good memories that you shared get you through this difficult time.
    Dan, Naomi and Dayna Dunphy

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  8. Derek, You have my deepest sympathy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

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  9. veronika Lussier :

    My deepest condolences to Derek, Carmen and Chantel and the rest of her family and dear friends. Joanne was a dedicated mother, sister, daughter and wife. She knew how to balance life and always lived every day to the fullest. She will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her. I will miss my dear jojo, my best friend.

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  10. Tara & Sam DeMare :

    Her passing will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts of everyone who knew her. Jo Jo’s memory will always remain deep within my heart. I will truly miss my friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad and difficult time.
    Love Tara & Sam

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  11. Monique Miller :

    I had only met Joanne three times in the last few months and looked forward to getting to know her better. I am saddened of the loss of such a vibrant and beautiful lady. My condolences and prayers go out to your families during this difficult time.

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  12. Derek, my heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. May your cherished memories of Joanne comfort you now and in the days ahead.

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  13. Dave and Mary Anne Sharpe :

    We would to send our deepest Sympathy to Derek and his famiy.

    Happy Memories will help during this sad time and time will heal.

    You are in our prayers.

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  14. Mike and Vera Trigiani :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Derek and your wonderful girls.

    Thinking of you.
    Mike and Vera Trigiani

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  15. i have been working with Joanne for the past 4 years, all she talks about was her family and spending time at the lake. Once again this showes how short life, i had talked to Joanne about meeting up with her and family as i am a neighbor at the lake, and just never did. I guess its telling us how short life really, and we need to take advantage od all our chances while we can, and she did. Joanne will be greatly missed by us all. My thoughts and prayers go out to Derek,Carmen & Chantel

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  16. I am so sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories of what a loving person Joanne was and take comfort knowing there’s a beautiful angel watching over you.

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  17. Shirley McFadyen :

    My heart goes out to you and the girls. This is so sad.

    Shirley McFadyen

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  18. I so loved Joanne and will miss her so much. She was such a unique soul. She was fun, loving and had such a zest for living life to the fullest. Our family will never the same without her here and will be so missed. I loved my cousin very much and my heart goes out to Derek and the girls and my Aunt and Uncle and to Terry and Carole.
    Much Love to you all.

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  19. Cathy and Wayne Gray :

    Oh Derek…we are so very sad about Joanne’s passing. She was such a strong and positive lady, always smiling and she would give out the most wonderful hugs! Please know that you, Carmen, Chantel and both families are in our prayers. Love Cathy, Wayne, Jenna, Jason and Tanner

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  20. Kathryn Edwards :

    Joanne taught us to live authentically, with joy, with mischief, with a smile. We can honour her gift to us by living as she did and may her daughters take comfort in knowing that what made her so special to so many, lives on in them.

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  21. Valerie Boisvert :

    I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. I loved her sense of humor, smile and amazing laughter.
    She was a great lady to work with. My sincere condolences.
    Valerie Boisvert

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  22. I worked with Joanne at telus and she was a delight to be around always a smile and a great sense of humour I will miss her dearly. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families at this sad time.

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  23. Grace and Harvey Schneider :

    Joanne was always a happy smiling little angel who will be missed by many friends and family. She loved her family dearly. Everyone is lucky to have wonderful memories of all times they spent with her. So young and so sad, and way to soon to leave us. The angels will take care of her. xxx

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  24. Derek, I am sincerely sorry and saddened to hear about your loss. She has been taken too soon, and I hope the memories of good times with Joanne will help you and your daughters through this very difficult time. My condolences go out to all the family.

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  25. DON AND BARB SAFFORD :

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your love, Derek and family. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

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  26. Ken, Cindy and Lexi Redekopp :

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family, we are so sorry for your loss of Joanne.

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  27. No words can describe this terrible loss in our lives, cherish the memories Derick.

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  28. Derek, I am sorry about your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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  29. My heart goes out to Derek, Carmen and Chantel.
    Joanne, You will always be remembered and I will miss our little chat every time we see each other (school/swimming lesson)

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  30. Words can’t express my grief and my prayers for Derek, Carmen, and Chantel go out now and forever.
    Sincerely, Joan

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  31. Jenny Asselstine :

    Bowling with Joanne was always a good time. She was always smiling! I know our team will miss her dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Derek and your family. We love you guys. Joannes contageous uplifting spirit will live on in all who knew her. xoxo

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  32. Oh, Joanne I have known you since high school when you, Veronika and Allison started that beautiful strong friendship that lasted all these years. It is hard to find the words to express the pain of your passing. But you were always happy, loving your family, always thinking about your beautiful daughters and husband that love you so much. Now that you are in Heaven, they are going to fill you in their hearts, that you are protecting them with that beautiful smile. My only consolation is that you were happy, you died happy and you didn’t suffer. For your parents, Derek,
    Carmen, Chantel, your brother,your sister and all your family
    My deepest condolences

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  33. Derek:

    Our hearts and our prayers are with you and the girls. There is no word to describe our sorrow.

    Blessings and Peace,

    Dat and Elissa Nguyen

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  34. Abe Villanueva :

    My condolence to the Family, Joanne is such a very good Mom, Person and always had a big smile, Hugs everytime I see her. I for sure will miss her.
    May our Lord bless her nice soul

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  35. Nori and Brenda Schulz :

    Joanne will be missed by all. She was a delight to work with. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

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  36. Bill & Melanie Dodgson :

    Derek,

    Please accept our condolences, may you and the girls find peace and comfort in the love of those who care about you, you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Bill & Melanie Dodgson

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  37. Derek and family. I was very saddened to hear of the loss of Joanne. She always provided a smile to me at the Civic League. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Bob

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  38. I will miss you Joanne,your warm smile and laughter lit up the room.
    My condolence to Joanne’s husband Derek and their little girls Carmen and Chantel.
    May God find you peace.

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  39. Gillian and Shane Gill :

    We are sorry for your loss, Joanne had a beautiful smile, was a loving person, great mother and friend, we will miss her dearly. I enjoyed talking to her at the soccar games back in 2009, and running into to her at the food stores.. Our thoughts and prayers go to you all in this time. xoxo

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  40. Mark & Sherry Leslie :

    Derek, we are sorry to hear about Joanne’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters during this very difficult time.

    Mark & Sherry Leslie

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  41. Bill and Carol Gourley :

    Derek:
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls. Joanne was a loving person and always had a smile, we were so lucky to have known her. God Bless you and the girls.
    ~ Bill and Carol Gourley, Carefree Resort, Alberta

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  42. Susan Harwardt :

    Derek, Carmen and Chantel

    I was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of your wife and mother, I have many fond memories of Joanne. I enjoyed working with her, she could always be counted on to put a sparkle in the day.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Susan Harwardt

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  43. Sorry to hear about Joanne’s passing

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  44. Joanne, my heart aches and there are no words to describe my sorrow. You were a dear dear childhood friend and I will treasure those cherished memories of the time we shared as children, you, Kim and I, spending endless hours together laughing and playing. To Joanne’s family, Derek, Carmen & Chantel, Pat & Allen, Terry and Carole, my deepest heartfelt sympathy to you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    “think of her as living in the hearts of those she touched, for nothing loved is ever lost and she was loved so much.”

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  45. Linda arbeau patterson :

    I cannot even begin to express the sorrow over the loss of my dear cousin Joanne. She touched the lives of so many people, and had such of burst of energy for life.

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  46. Linda arbeau patterson :

    I cannot even begin to express the sorrow over the loss of my dear cousin Joanne. She touched the lives of so many people and had such a burst of energy for living life. My thoughts and prayers go out to Derek and their girls Carmen and Chantel., and also my uncle Allen and aunt Pat, and Terry and Carole and their immediate families.,And also my condolences to the rest of our extended family. May God be with you all and guide you with all his strength and yours to continue on. With All our Love, Your cousin Linda, Dave, and the rest of the Arbeau Patterson Family xoxo

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  47. Derek, we are so sorry for your loss – may the happy memories of your life together give you strength and courage to endure this difficult time – my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

    Love Eadie

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  48. Linda and Jason Carter :

    Please accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. Joanne will always be remembered as a loving Mother and Friend. I will always cherish our moments together and the fun she brought into our lives. I love you and miss you my friend!
    Linda and Jason Carter

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  49. Albert & Bob Karulovic :

    Derek and family – sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Albert & Bob Karulovic

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  50. Kim (Schneider) Geres :

    Pat, Al, Carole & Terry. I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many memories of Joanne and they have been flooding back over the last few days. My favorite… Blasting Carole’s “Funky Town” record (even though she told us not to take it) in the family room, dancing like crazy laughing and thinking we were really good too. Playing in the park as little kids we would turn the merry-go-round so fast we would almost pee our pants from laughing so hard. We met again as young adults and it was like we saw each other yesterday. She introduced me to Derek and was so in love! Later through Facebook we connected and have shared our life’s from the birth of our girls to just daily happenings. I will miss all her random silly quotes, her Carmen & Chantel updates and all her fun filled pictures! My heart is breaking for Carmen, Chantel and Derek. I will miss Joanne but she will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace my friend. I Love You. xoxo

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  51. Although I did not know Joanne, my son went to school with Carmen. I have heard so many wonderful things about Joanne, and just wanted to send love, hugs, and strength out to the family.

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  52. Rick and Norma Shalansky :

    Derek and family,
    Please accept our sincere condolences on Joanne’s passing. We just heard the awful news.
    We have such fun memories of her at golf and will remember her fondly.
    Hugs to you and all your family
    Rick and Norma

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  53. Debbie Vorreiter :

    Derek and family, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Debbie Vorreiter & Audrey McTavish

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  54. Derek

    So sorry to hear about Joanne. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your girls. Hang in there Buddy. Time does heal all.
    Hope to see you this summer.

    Barb Wiens

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  55. Pamela and Wes Martin :

    Derek, Carmen and Chantel

    Our Sundays will never be the same without Joanne’s beautiful smile at our soccer games. I’m going to miss watching and listening to her cheer on Carmen and watching the two of you work as a team to take care of little Chantel. I so wish we could just wave one more time across the soccer dome at Joanne while she was cruising around with Chantel. We were fortunate enough that our daughters brought us together as friends and we hope to see you and your beautiful girls back at soccer. Find strength in your family and friends were all here for you.

    Pamela and Wes

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  56. Veronika & Allison :

    Looking out at all of you here today confirms the impact that Joanne (aka Jo-Jo) had on our lives. We would like to take a moment to share what she meant to all of us, as a friend. It has definitely been hard to keep track of all of Jo-Jo’s activities and friendships over the years, but, we will do our very best.

    The friendships that Jo-Jo made early on in life through St Matthews, Bishop Grandin, and Food City were a constant and steady force in her life. We can stand here today and say our friendship with her grew and evolved as we have grown and evolved together. From partying and playing together in our early years to quiet evenings reminiscing, playing games, watching shows and movies in our later years.

    Jo-Jo had groups upon groups of friends through baseball, volleyball, bowling, and golf. Work relationships at Food City, Telus and Woodridge. Ladies time with the breakfast club, in the Amazing Races and at Bunco. And, let’s not forget the Stamps games, Cactus Club Fridays and the time at the Lake.

    And, how about Facebook? We have all lost track with all of the friends she re-connected with and the new friends she had made. We think that Facebook was made for her. She always kept us all in the loop with her life. She remembered Birthdays and important events. She planned parties and activities. She shared her life with Derek, Carmen and Chantel with us. She made each and every one of us feel special, when we needed her she was there. She always had time for us all; I really don’t know how she managed it, her energy was endless.

    It has been our pleasure to watch Joanne as a loving wife and mother – to get to know her family and become that much closer to her. To Derek, Carmen and Chantel – we promise we will continue to share laughter together and remember Joanne together.

    Jo-Jo is irreplaceable and she will leave a lasting memory to everyone in different ways. She didn’t care about perfection; she simply loved us for who we were. She saw the good in everyone. She turned a negative into a positive and we will do the same for her. Her smile was contagious; her laugh infectious and we are all fortunate to have spent time with her, she touched our lives. So, smile as you remember something about Joanne, and hold that close to your heart.

    Jo-Jo, we will always love you. May you laugh, sing, and dance with us always.
    Love you always Vern, Alli and Christine

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  57. Ross Norminton and Pat Lang :

    Derek
    Our heart goes out to you and your family.
    Love Pat and Ross

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  58. Kim, Herb, Taylor & Tyson Wong :

    We only met this summer, but became fast friends! I loved our long walks and girl talk at the lake. The lake will never be the same without your smile and laugh!

    Derek, Carmen and Chantel, you are in our thoughts and prayers! We love you guys!

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  59. Derek. Condolences to you and your family.

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  60. Kathy Burkart :

    I am so saddened by the news of Joanne’s passing. I had not seen her for some years but always kept in touch through facebook and enjoyed reading about her and her family. She was a big part of my son Devin’s childhood and Auntie Jo Jo was his favourite. My heart goes out to the family.

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