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POWELL – Joan Wyatt

May 30, 1929 – April 9, 2011

Joan’s long and difficult journey with cancer ended gently on Saturday, April 9, 2011. It was a comfort to the whole family that after nearly fifty-eight years of marriage, Ed was able to be at Joan’s side for her last few days at the Chinook Care Centre Hospice.

Joan, a native Calgarian, was born May 30, 1929, the eldest daughter of Rose and Albert Welham and sister to Kathleen (Bruce) Hatfield and Dennis (Kathleen) Welham. Children, Shelley, Trudy (Chuck) Sawyer, John (Rinde), Stephen (Tracey), and grandchildren, Julie (Kyle), David, Stephanie, Joanne, Diana, and Lauren will all treasure Nana’s devotion and loving influence on their lives. Joan will also be remembered fondly by sister-in-law Carole (Bill) Powell, her cousins, nieces, nephews, and many supportive friends.

A homemaker and later a part-time Sears employee, Joan enjoyed traveling with Ed, being a Mom and Nana, spending time with friends, baking, knitting, gardening, curling, bowling, and playing bridge. Joan was also an enthusiastic volunteer who gave her time and considerable talent to numerous organizations such as the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart Fund, Girl Guides, Calgary Winter Club, and Pleasant Heights/Wild Rose United Church.

Memorial Services will be held at Wild Rose United Church, (1317- 1 Street NW) on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through The Powell family wishes to thank the dedicated staff of Scenic Acres Retirement Residence and the Chinook Care Centre for their kindness and compassionate care of both Joan and Ed. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Wild Rose United Church Foundation or the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

In living memory of Joan Powell, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Best wishes to Steve, John, Trudy and all of you and your families. Best wishes, Derek Stoll.

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  2. Doreen Williams :

    Hello I am very sorry if I do not have the right family Joan and Ed Powell

    I was very sorry to read about your Mom’s passing…she had a very busy life and it sounds like that they both enjoyed traveling. But It brought back a lot of memories about Joan and Ed.
    When Ed owned the drug store and soda fountain on 20th Avenue and 14th Street NW, my mother, Margaret Houston worked at the soda fountain. We lived on the corner of 14th street and 19th avenue which my dad Mac built and is now a brick building.
    My name is Doreen (Houston) Williams and had a younger brother Bill (he passed away 3 years ago). I used to go to see Mom at the fountain to have a coke and she always put a little extra in…….. (I still am drinking coke but with a bit of rum in it.
    Also Joan and Ed were at a lot of parties at our house – it would take me to long to look up some of those pictures of all of them dancing and have a great time.
    I am 72 now and there are to many happenings that bring back memories of the area.

    My deepest condolences to you all – I hope Ed is in decent health.


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  3. Marilyn & Doug Slater :

    We were so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. Joan and Ed were part of our community of Cambrian Heights. Joan and I were at guide camp together as helpers and we sure enjoyed it. I remember her peeling pots of potatoes and other vegetables and being very good natured about it. Our children went to school with her children and were involved in Community events. Our deepest sympathy to Ed and family. Marilyn & Doug Slater

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  4. Ed and family;
    We were so saddened to learn of your great loss. Joan will be missed. A lovely lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you .
    Bob & Wynne Carlson

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  5. Keith Fewster and family :

    Ed and family,
    My sincerest condolences on Joan’s passing – there are many great memories from days at Pleasant Heights and Wild Rose – I’m sure the closeness of the family and your friends and all those memories and your faith will sustain you as you grieve this loss – the funeral service was very meaningful and the large attendance was a tribute to the esteem everyone has for Joan and you. Blessings to you all.

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