BADEL Joan 1941-2007 On July 23, 2007 we lost a wife, mother and grandmother, a sister and friend. Joan Sharen Badel (Ward) born February 9, 1941 to Lyle J. Ward and Ona Ward (Ellin) of the Lacombe farming district, passed away while in palliative care at the Red Deer Hospital after a fifteen month, courageous battle against cancer. Joan showed amazing strength throughout her fight, never giving up and always remaining as positive as she had been throughout her life. It was not hard to fall in love with Joan's mild manor, warm smile, enthusiasm for life and love of people. Joan grew up on a farm South of Ponoka and attended Lacombe high school. Shortly after, she moved to Calgary where she worked for the workers' compensation board. She married Egon Badel in September of 1964. In 1980, the family relocated to Red Deer. Joan was always a bit of a bookworm and made her way through many a novel in one sitting. She had an excellent memory, and she enjoyed journaling and as such the whole family relied on her and her journals as the timeline for many life events. She enjoyed spending time outdoors and on the farm; gardening, walking or just enjoying the fresh air. She enjoyed traveling with her beloved husband and soul-mate Egon whom she enjoyed over 43 years of marriage with. She also enjoyed visiting with family and friends and most recently playing with her grandson. Joan raised two children Bryn and Seline who love her dearly. She began a career later in life in the banking and retail sectors. Joan was always willing to meet new people, try new things and expected to learn and grow into her elder years. Joan is survived by her loving husband and caregiver Egon Badel, her son Bryn Badel and his wife Muge, her daughter Seline Badel-Wong and her husband Jason and grandson Logan, as well as her sister Lorna Paul (Ward) and two nephews Kevin and Nathan. From this day forward, there will not be a time that we will not think of her, miss her and wish she were here with us. We are so grateful for the time we did have with her. At Joan's request, no funeral will be held. Joan will be buried in a family plot in the Ponoka Forest Home Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Canadian Cancer Society. Many thanks to all of the medical staff who have supported us this past year. Arrangements Entrusted To Ponoka Funeral Home 403-783-3122 ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~

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