January 1,1953 – Calgary, AB
May 15, 2013– Calgary, AB
“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality” – Emily Dickenson
Our beloved Jo passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 surrounded by her circle of love; her devoted sisters, nieces and nephew. Her loving companion Ruby was at her side when Jo most needed her on Sunday evening when she suffered a cardiac event.
Jo was the youngest of the four Rauch sisters and she is mourned by Maureen, Janie and Francey. She was second mother to her nieces and nephews, Kelsey, Riley, Graydon and Cassidy and a doting great aunt of Cade, Heath and Reegan. Also grieving her loss are her brothers-in-law Rob Easson, David Little and Bob Ham. Jo was predeceased by her parents Jack and Helen Rauch.
Jo was 60 years old and through her life as a teacher, family advocate, dog lover, friend, neighbour, she comforted many, mentored many, humoured many more and was always ready to make the acquaintance of complete strangers of either the two legged or four legged variety. Her unwavering compass of compassion, advocacy, giving back, and an insatiable curiosity in all people and their life journeys gave her life its shape and meaning. She will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by family, friends, co-workers and neighbours alike.
Her spirit will be held in our hearts for eternity, we are so grateful for her presence in our lives.
A Celebration of Joanne’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 1:30p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire donations can be made directly to Calgary Humane Society in honour of Joanne and her love of animals.
In living memory of Joanne Rauch, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences