1964 – 2016

Ms. Johanne Doreen Mary Hermary passed away peacefully, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer, at the Red Deer Hospice on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at the age of 52 years. She was born on March 20, 1964 at Red Deer, Alberta. Johanne was a very caring person. She spent twenty-five years working at the Michener Centre. Johanne loved traveling, shopping, golfing, cooking, camping and entertaining family and friends. She especially enjoyed spending quality time with her daughter, Megan. Johanne is survived by the love of her life and best friend, Jim Bitschy and her loving daughter, Megan Works. She will also be sadly missed by her mother, Audrey Hermary, her father, Roger Hermary, her brother, Larry (Alida) Hermary, her sister, Lisa (Shane) Lester, stepbrothers, Myron (Pat) Hermary and Garry (Joan) Hermary, stepsisters, Laura (Keith) Budd, Marion (Rick) McLean and Della Hermary, and special friend, Candace Berger; as well as numerous other relatives and dear friends. Johanne was predeceased by her stepfather, Albert Hermary and her grandparents. A Celebration of Johanne’s Life will be held at Crossroads Church, Southwest Corner of Hwy 2 and 32 Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Special thanks to Dr. Walker and nurse, Shelley at the Cross Cancer Institute, the staff of Unit 32 at R.D.R.H.C., Dr. Badenhorst, and the staff at the Red Deer Hospice, for all their care. If desired, Memorial Donations in Johanne’s honor may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice at Condolences may be sent or viewed at

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