Goodwin, Joeanna Ganet Hazel

April 5, 1935 – July 22, 2021
at the age of 86 years

With heavy hearts we share the passing of Joeanna Ganet Hazel Goodwin on July 22, 2021.   

She is survived by her husband Ted, her children Greg (Beth), Christine (Stuart) and Jan (Sue); her grandchildren Jessica, Evan, and Sydney; her great-grandchildren Desirey, Freya, and Isla; her sister-in-law Gwenn (Frank), Donna, Neila and Perla; and all her many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and numerous nieces-in-law and nephews-in-law.  Everyone is saddened by the loss of Joeanna, and already misses her very much.  

Joeanna was born to Isabella and George Bradford in Lacombe, Alberta on April 5, 1935.   She was the fourth of five children: Don, Flora, Florence, Joeanna and Jim.  She moved to Calgary and met Ted (Charles Edward) Goodwin in 1955.  They married in 1957 and immediately went to California.  They returned to Calgary in 1960 and welcomed their children.  In 1997 they retired to the Shuswap, first in Tappen and then in Salmon Arm. 

Joeanna was always active in her community.  In Calgary she joined the Activettes and was still an active member in the Shuswap.  Their motto is “Working together, forgetting ourselves, to help those less fortunate.”  When she moved to the Shuswap, she joined Shuswap Hospital Auxiliary and presided over the bake sale table for many years.  She was also an active member of the First United Church. 

In Joeanna’s working life she trained to operate a comptometer, which was a heavy duty mechanical calculator used in accounting offices.  In San Francisco she worked in Macy’s inventory department.  In Calgary she worked in the Bay’s statistics department.  After her children began school she trained as a unit clerk and worked in the Foothills Hospital from 1975 until 1996. 

 A celebration of life for Joeanna will be held at the First United Church, 450 Okanagan Ave E, Salmon Arm B.C. on October 2, 2021 at 11:00am. 

 In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Joeanna’s name to: 

 Shuswap Lake Health-Care Auxiliary, Box 1896, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P9 

 or 

Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation through the Canada Helps Organization website: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/canadian-pulmonary-fibrosis-foundation/ 

14 Comments

  1. Oh Chris, I’m so sorry. Your mom was always such a glowing energy to be around. I hope you continue to feel her love around you. Please accept my deepest condolences, to you and your whole family.
    With love, Colleen

  2. Loved so much by all. What a great lady, we’ll miss her a lot

  3. My heart goes out to you. I remember Joeanna with such fondness. Hugs to you and your family.

  4. The Best Aunt a boy could ever have. It is an honor and privilege to call her Auntie.

  5. Ms Goodwin was the best I ask her one time are you mad at me for what I have done she said to me no I’m not mad at you just I know you can do better in life I have always remember that. RIP MY FRIEND

  6. Mom is devastated at the loss of her best friend. I am as well. She was soft spoken and so easy to love.

  7. Dearest Auntie Jo
    You were such a great inspiration to me and I’m sure to all the rest of the family. You will truly be missed. I have so many good memories of the time that I got to spend with you and uncle Ted as kid. Terry and Carol

  8. Such a loss. One of the best aunties ever.

  9. We will miss Dear Joeanna so much. Jo was always Kind and Cheerful.
    She and Ted and Frank always celebrated their April Birthdays together.
    She was an Angel among us. May she Rest in Glory. Love, Frank and Gwenn

  10. We will miss her smiling face at my sister Darlene Clarks house where she visited weekly with Ted. May you have new breath in heaven and please watch over Ted from Heaven. love and prayers to all.

  11. Joeanna was a friend to all the staff at Foothills Unit 21.

    She was such a lovely lady.

  12. Joeanna’s smile was one of the first and many I came across when I arrived in Canada. It will always remain in my mind as one of the brightest. Such a lovely lady with open heart and mind. She will certainly be missed by all.

  13. Even though I never had the opportunity to meet you, I have heard from Danny on what a wonderful woman you were. May you RIP. The stars will shine brighter. You will be missed by all you’ve touched

  14. I will always remember my summer visits to come and visit you and Ted with Christine, Jess and their family for a few years. Even though I wasn’t family I remember being welcomed into your home and arms with such warmth and joy! I’ll miss seeing you each year at the samaritans sale. I’ll always remember you with great fondness ‘Gramma Jo’

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