Crane , Joan Anne "Joanie"
It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts, the family of Joan Anne Joanie Crane announce her peaceful passing on Sunday, November 13, 2011 after a brief illness. Joanie is survived by her sister Bernice Richmond of Thunder Bay, her brother Douglas Crane of Toronto, and her extended family and friends of the Skyline Residence where she resided for the past 20 years.
Joanie, the youngest of three children, was born February 15, 1945 to pioneer parents Andrew (predeceased 1973) and Emily (predeceased 1967) Crane in Sioux Lookout. From the onset of her life to her last breathe Joanie met and faced every physical challenge that our Lord placed before her. She was loved by all and will always be remembered not for her disabilities but for her ability to make everyone who knew and loved her stronger and more compassionate human beings. Joanies warm smile and sparkle in her eyes told you more than a thousand words could ever describe. Her smile will be missed, but never forgotten in our memories and in our hearts.
Our family would like to pay special thanks to Joanies friends and caregivers at the Skyline Residence. We will always be indebted to you all for the love, compassion, and devotion you have shown our Joanie throughout her life. Your unwavering commitment and support enabled Joanie to live a full, exciting, and independent life within our community.
Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
Funeral Services for the late Ms. Joan Crane will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday, November 18, 2011 at Church of St. John the Evangelist, 226 Pearl Street, with Rev. Mary Lucas officiating. Internment will follow at Riverside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Options Northwest Personal Support services, 95 Cumberland Street North (Skyline Residence). Arrangements entrusted to the Sargent & Son Funeral Home, 21 N. Court Street.
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