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GOODBUN, Joan Vivian

Posted By Obits On April 17, 2019 @ 12:14 PM In Crowfoot Chapel Obituaries,Obituary | 8 Comments

June 5, 1928 – Nanaimo, British Columbia
April 16, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Joan Goodbun of Calgary, Alberta, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the age of 90 years.

Joan was a twin with her brother Obbie and was born in Nanaimo, BC where she spent her early years. She loved the water and had fond memories of a carefree childhood at the ocean.

Joan was a kind, giving woman who volunteered her time at the Red Deer Regional Hospital in the gift shop. Before retirement, she was a secretary and enjoyed her work at the Red Deer School District. She also took time to volunteer at local nursing homes calling Bingo and spending time with the elderly. She loved to knit and make beautiful blankets. She and Archie grew their family east of Red Deer on a lovely acreage with dogs, cats and horses. Joan and Archie were members of St. Luke’s and St. Leonard’s Anglican Churches. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids, walking with neighbors and coffee with friends.

Joan is survived by her husband of fifty-six years, Archie; who she met and married in Calgary, Alberta. She is also survived by her two daughters, Jane Forgay and Nancy (Brian) Hooge, son-in-law Bill Forgay. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Obbie and Ken and her sister Marjie. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Allison (Charles) Gray, Kimberly Forgay, Emily Hooge, Matt Hooge and great-grandchild Coltan Gray.

A private family graveside service will be held at the Alto Reste Cemetery in Red Deer, Alberta. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com. The family is grateful to the many people who cared for Joan at Brentwood Care Centre and The Lodge at Valley Ridge.

In living memory of Joan Goodbun, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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Condolence from Jill (Richard) Bassil on April 18th, 2019 8:53 PM

Archie and Family,

We are sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Condolence from Lourdes Trudgeon (nee Mullis] on April 19th, 2019 8:38 AM

Archie and girls. I have wonderful memories of Joan, we became instant friends after my arrival to Red Deer from Mexico. We played cards, sang songs, the little ones played together, all of that will never be forgotten. My deepest heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Hugs and lots of love.

Condolence from Debra Kelly on April 19th, 2019 11:24 AM

Such sadness for your family …. much love and hugs to your whole family.

Condolence from Sandra Bowe on April 19th, 2019 6:50 PM

So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. I have wonderful memories of time spent at your family home. Thinking of your family at this difficult time.

Condolence from Kevin /Stefanie Hanrahan on April 19th, 2019 9:14 PM

Archie and family sorry to hear of the passing of Joan. I have many fond memories of her smiling face while working over the years with her. Stefanie remembers always have a visit with her while she worked at the hospital gift shop. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Kevin/Stefanie Hanrahan

Condolence from Russell Bulkeley on April 20th, 2019 6:40 AM

Condolences from your family in the UK. Russell and Jayne Bulkeley

Condolence from George & Sandra Munn on April 20th, 2019 10:20 AM

Sorry for your loss. Many happy memories from earlier days.

Condolence from Mary Joan Barrett on May 1st, 2019 10:02 PM

Nancy and family – So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Losing a mother as special as she was is hard. I remember her form her time in Red Deer. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

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