January 12, 1933 – May 19, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a dear mother, wife, sister, grandmother, and friend. Joan Isobel Reynolds (nee Service) passed away Saturday, May 19th at the age of 79.
Born in Cobourg, ON, Joan taught herself to swim in the frigid waters of Lake Ontario, and created cherished memories with big sister, Marg. She met her husband to be, Ed, at a military dance. Once married, they moved to Germany where Ed was stationed with the Canadian Armed Forces. Following the birth of their first son Ty, they returned to Canada where Avril and Tim were born. Joan and Ed built a successful accounting practice in Calgary. Those who know Joan well, know that she loved singing (and yes, we loved listening to you!), blue jays, maple leaves during Ontario’s stunning Autumns, gardening, and especially her grandchildren.
Joan is survived by her sister Marg (Charlie); children Ty, Avril and Tim (Jennifer); grandchildren Matt, Drew and Brad; and countless extended family and friends. Joan was predeceased by her husband Ed; her parents Roy and Gertrude Service; granddaughter Sara Calvert; and son-in-law Peter Calvert.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Giles Presbyterian Church (1102 – 23rd Avenue N.W.) on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Calgary Poppy Fund at www.calgarypoppyfund.com or by calling 403-265-6304. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Joan Reynolds, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes.Print This Obituary & Condolences