Johanna Wansleeben (nee van Raamsdonk) of Calgary passed away quietly on Monday, September 19, 2005 at the age of 87 years.
Johanna, or “Jo” or “Zus”, as she was lovingly known, was born in Nijmegen, Netherlands on August 31, 1918. She immigrated to Canada in 1957 with her husband John (Jan) and four children. Throughout her life, Johanna always had a pleasant and joyful outlook and took pleasure in being with family and friends. We will always remember her for her wonderful singing talent and the numerous sweaters she knitted for her family. Even though her husband passed away five years ago, Johanna maintained her spirits and took pleasure in seeing her family grow up.
Cherishing her memory and the impact of her life are her three sons and two daughters-in-law, Gerritt, John and Karin, and Fred and Chris; her daughter and son-in-law Willy and Ray Gannon; and daughter-in-law Kirsten; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Johanna is also survived by her sister Dina (Dien) in the Netherlands. She was predeceased by her husband John (Jan) in 2000; her father Pieter Johannes van Raamsdonk; her mother Antonia (Tannetje) Dulos; and six brothers.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, September 23, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Jim Elliott of First Alliance Church, Presider. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 1825 Park Road S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 3Y6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of Johanna Wansleeben, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences