Joanne PRINS

PRINS Joanne Prins (nee Tymstra) passed away suddenly on November 7th, 2006 while on vacation with her close friends; at the age of 59 years. Joanne grew up in the Lacombe area, attending school in Blackfalds & later attended Woodynook School. Even though she was an only child, she was always surrounded by numerous cousins & friends growing up. She studied & became a graduate of the Ash Deerhome Nursing Program & was employed there from 1966-68. She then left her job & married Ralph R. Prins in June 1968 and started her career as a farm wife. In between all the numerous jobs on the farm, they raised 4 children. Joanne's talents were many. She enjoyed writing stories, playing games, cooking, tending a huge yard & garden, painting, rock & shell collecting, she loved sports, golfing, traveling; yet still managed to spend quality time with her family & close friends. After her husband's unexpected passing in 2001, Joanne went back to school and earned her Environmental Reclamation Diploma, & was employed with Lambourne Environmental from 2003 until the time of her passing. She was predeceased by her husband Ralph in 2001, her father John in 1980, and her mother Gerry in 1988, and leaves to mourn her four children, their spouses and grandchildren: Shawn & Tracey Prins (Sydnie, Elliott, Anson, Hillary); Yvonne & Vince Spelt (Rylin, Tyrel, Aysha); Brad & Fiona Prins (Blair, Carson, Riva); Karla & Richard Wyld, (and grandchild #11 that Joanne was so excited about.) Funeral services for Joanne will be held at the Woodynook Christian Reformed Church on Tuesday, November 14th at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lacombe Food Bank, 5225-53 Street, Lacombe, AB T4L 1H8 and/or the Lacombe Christian School, 5206-58 Street, Lacombe, AB T4L 1G9. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to (Subject: Prins) WILSON'S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 or 403-843-3388. "A Caring Family, Caring For Families"

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