Petrina Joanette, of Calgary, AB, passed away on January 7, 2014 at the age of 86 years.
Mom was born in Vancouver, BC on Feb 25, 1927 to John and May Johnson and moved to northern Saskatchewan when she was a baby. Her and four siblings were raised in the Leask/Shell Lake area. She always kept up with her brothers whether it was milking cows, riding horses or breaking up their fights. She moved to BC as a young woman, milking cows at the Okotoks dairy and later moved to Quesnel as a telephone operator where she met Bill Nickolchuk. They married and raised 4 children, Deborah, Jolene, Sherry, and Kim, while moving often, throughout BC and the Yukon. After Bill passed away in 1980 in Fort St John, she moved a few years later to Nelson BC. She was re- acquainted with Wilfred Joanette, an old beau from Blaine Lake, Sask. They married in 2003 and lived on his farm till his passing in 2005. She spent a few years in Prince Albert and moved to Calgary in 2007 to live with Jolene and family. Mom made true friends easily wherever she lived and was able to travel through 3 provinces with many people and family to visit and enjoy life with. Mom loved easily and her grace preceded her, however, her greatest love was for the Lord and she was eager to go Home to Him.
Petrina (Pat) is lovingly remembered by her children, Deborah, Jolene and Roger, Sherry, Kim, and her many grandchildren and great grandchildren. From her, all have inherited a rich legacy of sense of family and trust in the Lord. Mom was predeceased by both her husbands, all her siblings and one grandchild.
Mom will be cremated in Calgary with burial to follow in the spring of 2014 in Leask, Sask. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111, www.salvationarmy.org or to the Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta, #102, 5636 Burbank Crescent S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 243-9901, www.parkinsons-society.org.
In living memory of Petrina Joanette, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599
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