It is with extreme sadness that the family announces the passing of Joan Helen Sarazen on Monday, June 22, 2009 at the age of 75 years.
Joan leaves to mourn her loving children Joe (Diane) Sarazen and Holly (Russ) Dillon; and grandchildren Joe Jr., Steven, and Cali; and great grandsons Daniel and Joseph. She is also survived by her brothers, Bert and Jim (Helen); a sister Esther Beckwith; as well as many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends. Joan was predeceased by her husband of fifty-four years, George Sarazen on October 21, 2008, son Daniel, parents Charles and Amy Van Alstine and parents-in-law Joe and Evelyn Sarazen.
It is a sad day, that we have to say Goodbye to our mother, Joan, who will be missed more than words can describe. She had devoted her whole life to caring, teaching, protecting, and loving her children and husband. These are the things we know well, and will never forget how lucky we are. We are very proud of having her as our mother, and will always cherish the days we had together. The memories will not tarnish, nor will our love for her ever fade.
Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made 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 Joan Sarazen, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E. Telephone: (403) 248-8585.Print This Obituary & Condolences