Posted: June 20th, 2017


With love we announce the passing of Joan Maureen Wallewein (nee Godfrey). Born in Medicine Hat, Alberta on August 26, 1929, she spent her early childhood on her father’s homestead in Brightbank, AB. She grew to maturity in Medicine Hat, where she met and married Emil Wallewein in 1949. Joining him on his farm in Scandia, AB. she put all her energies into being a farm wife, an active community member, and a busy mother of four.

The family moved to Rainier, AB in 1968 to operate what became the Oasis Snack Bar and Service. After serving public and friends in a manner unique to herself, she sold the business and retired to Lethbridge AB. where she was an active member of the John Howard Society, the On Our Own group, the Lethbridge Philatelic Society and later as a member of the CNIB bowlers.

Joan was predeceased by her parents Eva and Ken Godfrey, her husband Emil and her granddaughter Megan. She is survived by her brother Allan and his family, her four children: Ken (Marlene), Barry (Barb), Tom, Christine, her grandchildren Brian (Casey) and Charlotte (Adam), and great-granddaughter Amalia.

Her wit, wisdom, and unyielding gratitude for life’s blessings will be cherished always.

We are hoping to hold a memorial service on August 26, her birthday. Plans will be announced at a later date.

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