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WOLITSKI, Joanne Glenda (nee Kohanik)

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Joanne Glenda Wolitski. Joanne was born August 6, 1958 in Winnipeg Manitoba. She passed into glory peacefully after a brief battle with cancer on November 1, 2014 with family close by her bedside.

Joanne loved nature especially her yard full of flowers, and her garden. She also enjoyed many camping and fishing trips, one her most favorite things were to sit around a big camp fire and enjoy an evening under the stars. Joanne always loved cheering on her Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and we loved listening to her enthusiasm for her team. But there is nothing we will miss more than the sound of the big bellowing laughter.

Joanne is survived by her loving husband Brian and their little pet dog Joey. She is also survived by her brother Alfred (Wanda) Kohanik; sister Alice (George) Felbel; sister Elaine Nodwell; brother Arthur (Helen) Kohanik; her nieces and nephews; as well as Brian’s family.

Funeral Services to Celebrate Joanne’s Life will be held at First Alliance Church (12345 – 40th Street S.E.(use north entrance)) on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Interment at Mountain View Cemetery (1515 100th Street S.E.). Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Joanne Wolitski, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. ALBIN N WOLITSKI :

    What a short life but fully lived. Your Bombers beat the best CFL team (Calgary) on the date of your death especially in your memory, so I know you were watching. The Wolitski family loved your laughter & smile, even though we never succeeded to convert you to Riders Nation! Thanks to you and Brian for being so caring to board my son Sheldon when he played hockey for Calgary Royals in the 1990-91 season. Rest in heavenly peace & comfort, from your brother-in-law, Albin.

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  2. Marilyn & Terry Hancock, Ruth Kerr :

    Our hearts go out to you Brian on loss of Joanne. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  3. Death brings pain that time can only heal, no words could ease what we truly feel; But with God, her joy is eternally sealed and cherish her memories that death can’t even steal. My Condolences

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  4. Składam kondolencję w imieniu rodziny Antochów oraz Czart z Polski.
    I am folding Condolence on behalf of the family Antochów and Fiend from Poland

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  5. Zoria zbroughton :

    My thoughts and and prayers are with you.

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  6. Jennifer Sheriff (Duxbury) :

    I am so sorry for your loss Brian and family. Jo was an amazing woman who I always looked up to. She was so beautiful, inside and out. May she rest in peace now, heaven’s newest angel.

    Jenn

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  7. Gary and Launa Watson :

    Our deepest condolence to Brian and the Wolitski Family.

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  8. Lydia M. Slykhuis :

    As Joanne’s cousin, it is with deep sadness I write to express my family’s condolence to Brian and the Wolitski family. I recall spending one particular summer at the farm in Manitoba. We shared many good times along with lots of laughter. Joanne is now at peace. Hugs and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.
    (Lydia, Billie(Amy), Mark(Tracy), Nathan(Peggy), Leander(Kathryn)

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  9. I worked with Joanne for many years with TD, she was a great team player, always great to visit with and have a few laughs. She always told me about the great fishing trips. I am very sorry for your loss Brian. May your happy memories of Joanne bring your through these sad times. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.
    Faye Dunne

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  10. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Joanne, she always made us laugh and made everyone feel special. My condolence goes out to Brian and her family. She will be missed. Hugs to all.

    Lois

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  11. Bernice & Victor Zelinski :

    We will remember Joanne as always having a smile on her face and being a gracious lady, Our aquaintance with Joanne was usually at Christmas during our annual card exchange . You have also been in our prayers during your difficult health periods, it will be much easier now in the arms of our lord. Our condolence to Brian & all of his family especially Claudia as well as all of Joanne’s family.
    Bernice & Victor Zelinski Nov. 4th 2014

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  12. I am sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. She was someone you could laugh for hours with I enjoyed working with her. My thoughts and prayers go out to Brian and the family.

    Chris

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  13. Brian, Family & Joey,

    No words can describe the heartfelt pain we feel for your loss…and ours. Jo was a wonderful friend to us for many years, I especially loved her style…leopard & bling everywhere, I will try to keep that up in her memory. We will sure miss you my friend, until we meet again…Go rest high on the mountain. We love you Jo.

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  14. Janice Archer/ Arthur Mole :

    We are so very sorry for your loss. When I think of Joanne it is with a smile, we had such good times together, we Laughed we Cried, we shopped, camped, sang and danced, we worked together, enjoyed the very best friendship with Joanne and Brian her Soul Mate. We Mourn your loss very deeply. God Bless

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  15. Pauline Zacharias :

    Hi Brian, So sorry to hear of Joanne’s short illness and passing. Saw Claudia on the weekend, and she seemed shocked and distraught. Very heartbreaking to lose someone who is still so young. Sincerely hope all the fond memories you have of her will sustain you through the coming months and years, and lesson the sadness. Thinking of you all.

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  16. I worked with Joanne at TD for many years and we shared many special moments talking and laughing. She was a very special lady. My thoughts go out to Brian and the family.

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  17. Shawn & Traci Wasylenko (family) :

    Brian,
    Please accept our condolences on the passing of Joanne. Our memories of her around the camp fires at the farm will be remembered and the joy we had with the both of you. We too share in the significant loss of a family member and our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.

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  18. My deepest sympathy to the family of Joanne. I worked with Jo ( Jo Jo ) at the TD (BSC) . We shared a lot of laughs . She was a wonderful friend to many who knew her. My condolences to her family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    In remembrance

    Deb McKinnon

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  19. Bernice & Victor Zelinski :

    We remember Joanne as always having a smile on her face and being a gracious lady. We have held her in our prayers during the times you were battling this illness, and now feel relieved that you will be safe in the arms of our Lord. Our sincere condolence to Brian and his family especially Claudia and all of Joanne’s family.
    Bernice and Victor Nov. 4th 2014

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  20. Georgia Robertson :

    I am so saddened to hear the sudden passing of Joanne. She will be missed terribly! Joanne was very dear and kind and I will miss her sense of humour and grace under pressure especially. My condolences to family and friends left behind! Georgia

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  21. Ross & Elaine Perry :

    Dear Brian & Family
    Sending Our Hugs & Heartfelt Sympathy in Yor Great Lloss. We remember Joanne always with a quiet friendly smile. And we remember many happy times & songs around a campfire. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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  22. Millie & Alan Brandstadt :

    We were so sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. She has been in our thoughts and in our prayers since she was diagnosed early this year. She fought a great battle and suffered so much… may she now rest in peace.
    We will remember Joanne for her happy demeanor and bling style. Brian, our deepest condolences to you, the Wolitski clan, and Joanne’s family.

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  23. Adeline Zembiak :

    I am sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. We worked together at ATB and shared many good laughs and stories.
    My prayers and thoughts to all of the family.

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  24. Evelyn Brandt :

    Dear Brian,

    I am so sorry to hear about Joanne’s passing. I just always picture the two of you together, Joanne laughing at all your jokes even though she’d probably heard them a 100 times. I also loved the fact that none of you Wolitski’s could turn her into a Rider Fan, she remained True Blue! My deepest sympathy to you and all your family and when you’re feeling low just remember all the great memories the two of you made during your many years together.

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  25. Stuart Bellingham :

    Brian & Family
    My deepest sympathy to you and the family

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  26. Paul and Carolyn McClure :

    Brian, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. May your memories of Joanne keep her close. If there is anything we can do for you at this time please do not hesitate to ask. Warmest Regards, Paul and Carolyn

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  27. Valerie & Resus Organ :

    Our thoughts are with you.

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  28. Shelley and Kim Nielsen :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Brian and Joanne’s Family

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  29. Dar Trowbridge :

    Brian

    I just heard of Jo’s passing…I worked with her at BSC…I so enjoyed her humor and how much she loved her little dog…. She is at peace and all are enjoying her humor in Heaven. My thoughts and prayers go to you and to her and your families.

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