Posted: September 19th, 2013

MRS. JOAN FLORENCE STEELE, beloved wife of the late Mr. Lance Steele, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the age of 78 years. She is survived by her son, David Steele of Lethbridge, daughter, Maureen (Bill) Gaehring of Lethbridge, grandsons, Tyson and Jack Gaehring of Lethbridge, brother, Don (Beth) Weiers of Humboldt, Sask., sisters-in-law, Kathy Weiers, Margaret Weiers of Toronto, Ont., and Frieda Weiers of Kelowna, B.C., brother-in-law Bud Mault of Saskatoon, Sask., numerous wonderful nieces, nephews, and special cousin, Marie Cameron. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years Lance, infant son Tommy, her parents Gertrude and Fred Weiers, her siblings, Ted Weiers, Len Weiers, Helen Weiers, Harold Weiers, Gene Weiers, Alma Steinke, Bob Weiers and Eileen Mault. Joan Weiers was born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan on January 20, 1935. Joan spent many happy years on the family farm until moving to Saskatoon with her parents to complete High School. Joan was employed by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce initially in Saskatoon and then in Calgary where she moved with her best friend Cece to start a new adventure. It was in Calgary where Joan met her “kindred spirit” Lance Steele and started her second career as a homemaker. Joan and Lance moved to Lethbridge in 1967 where they resided happily for many years together. Upon Lance’s retirement Joan started her third career at H&R Block where she was a valuable member of the H&R team. Joan was a long time member of the Catholic Women’s League where she made many friendships, enjoyed much laughter and served in many different positions. Joan was happiest in her garden where no dandelion was safe, playing golf with Lance at the Slocan Golf Course, chatting with friends over coffee, listening to Ella Fitzgerald, tackling the Saturday crossword and Sudoku puzzle and of course spending time with her grandsons, teaching them chess, playing board games and sharing memories with “Grammy”. Our Joanie was one of a kind and as the youngest of 10 with glorious red hair she will be remembered for her feisty and fun attitude, warm brown eyes, endless supply of hugs, devotion and care of her “hon” Lance and sage advice and encouragement. The last years of her life were a challenge for Joan as she faced Lance’s declining health and then sadly her own as well. “It’s not if you weather the storm but how well you dance in the rain”. Joan’s family would like to thank Dr. Forestell and the staff of the Campbell clinic and Skelton’s Pharmacy, Dr. Malpica, Dr. Bennke, Dr. Cameron and the staff of Emergency, ICU, 4B and 4C whose care, concern and professionalism were greatly appreciated. A Funeral Mass will be held at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2405 — 12th Avenue South, Lethbridge on Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at 10:00 A.M., with Father Kevin Tumback, Celebrant. Cremation to follow with a private interment to be held at a later date. In memory of Joan, donations may be made to St. Michael’s Health Care Centre, 1400 — 9th Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4V5.
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