HEDENSTROM, Joanne IrenePosted: June 9th, 2022
JOANNE IRENE HEDENSTROM, of Hillspring, passed away suddenly, on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at the age of 78 years.
Joanne was born on August 30, 1943. She was a third generation Albertan who grew up on her grandfather’s Pioneer Farm and went on to lecture in three of Alberta’s universities.
She is known throughout Alberta as a citizen advocate for animal rights, environmental issues and conservation. A deep abiding lover for animals was very evident at an early age. It would be a common sight to see her with her dog on her horse out for an adventure in the river bottom. Quite simply, Joanne loved the land, she will be greatly missed.
A Memorial Service will take place at HILL SPRING COMMUNITY CENTRE, 137 – 2 Avenue South, Hill Spring, AB, on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 2:00 P.M.
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I had only recently met Joanne who is the aunt of my husband, Randy Joubin. Unfortunately, we never had the opportunity to meet in person but texted back and forth a fair amount. I was always struck by her intelligence, heart and breadth of interests. I will miss her.
Joanne was not only my aunt but also a life long friend. She is remembered for her charm and intelligence.
I miss her.
To the friends and family of Joanne… I think this is the same person who became an English Professor, at UBC in Vancouver. If this is the case I would appreciate hearing from someone. I was trying to track her down in 2022 from an old letter I had from her in the 70’s when she lived in Pincher creek.
She was a bundle of energy and joy, with a passion for animals and the outdoors.
David Briggs. M.D.