Joan Lena

Mar. 12, 1963 – June 2, 2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our sweet Joan at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Monday, June 2, 2014, who went to join the angels. Joan was surrounded by her loving family at the time of her passing. Joan was born on March 12, 1963 in Calgary to Marie Bryant and Albert Steegstra. She was their fifth child. Joan will be lovingly remembered by her mom, Marie Bryant of Innisfail, three sisters; Claire (John) Kosmac of Winnipeg, Linda Bonnville of Edmonton, and Beverly (Stephen) Vida of Innisfail, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, four great-nieces, and friends. She also leaves behind her favorite pet in the world, her cat Minx, and her favorite person, her best friend Eugene. Joan was predeceased by her dad, Albert in October 2009, sister, Marlene in September 2012, brother, Gary in February 1987, and Clara, Marcell, Nick, Effrie and Andrew Steegstra. Joan was a social butterfly at Michener Centre where she had resided for the last few months, and she had made a lot of new friends. Joan was also a very big dreamer. She had all of these big dreams if she had won the lottery or if she had magic. She liked the outdoors, enjoyed doing crafts, playing bingo and just hanging out with her family and friends. We love her and miss her. Special thanks to the EMT, hospital staff and Michener staff for the special care Joan received. A Memorial Service will be held at Michener Extendicare, 12 Michener BLVD, Red Deer, on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Memorial donations in Joan’s name may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 202, 5913 50 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4C4 or to the Kidney Foundation, 6007-1A Street SW, Calgary T2H 0G5. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting:

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