Condolences for Joan Marilee Obritsch

Received from Joan Lane

My deepest sympathies, dear family of our "Aunt Joan". The distance between us prevented us from know her well, but through our mother's (Carol Lane) eyes. What we saw was a cherished and beloved sister who meant so much to those who had the fortune of sharing in her life. In one visit, back in 1982, I glimpsed this in person. May your grief be eased in knowing there is a wider world of kin out here who deeply share in it and her passing touches us all.


Received from Gloria ( Obrigewitch) Vair

I’m sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. She was a fine lady, well regarded by my parents, Matt & Polly, & myself on the few occasions I met her.
May her life have been of fond & cherished memories for all her family.


Received from Anne Marie Lane Jonah

To all of our cousins in Alberta, Doug and I extend our deepest sympathies. I had heard so much over the years of how beloved our Aunt Joan was to my mother, I was very happy to have the chance to meet her and so many of you as we stopped by Medicine Hat in 2018, on our way further west. Her smile and the twinkle in her eyes were so familiar to me, I felt at home immediately. As we shared that happy family day, we also share your sorrow at your loss, and trust you find comfort in countless good memories together.


Received from Sheila Lane and family

Sending love and condolences to all the family. Our mom, Carol, adored her beloved younger sister and with my visit out west in 2008, I could see why! Aunt Joan and Uncle Joe were so welcoming of me, my husband and children. Joan had a tender heart and a kind and generous spirit. I’m so glad I had that time with her; I could see so much of my mom - and our many sweet aunts! - in her :) I will join you tomorrow from my home in Nova Scotia. Much love, Sheila Lane


Received from Arlen & Lori Herter

Roger, Betty & families,
We send our most heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your sweet Mom & grandma. We never have our loved ones nearly long enough. Keep all your memories close & reminisce often of your parents & all the times you shared.

Arlen & Lori


Received from Lisa White

Sending hugs and condolences to all of Aunt Joan’s family. I never had the pleasure of meeting her, but mom ( Paulette) would talk about her and missed her dearly.
Love Lisa


Received from Bev and Charles Dougan

Janice, Scott and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort knowing that we feel your loss. We pray that God will bless and keep you especially during these times of sorrow. Perhaps we can find some comfort knowing Grandma Joan will be with Scotty. Hugs to you all.


Received from Kendra & Andy Volk

Sending our sympathies to all of the family. I remember playing at Aunt Joan and Uncle Joe's place. She was always such a gentle regal lady. Andy's mom, Josephina remembers being her shuffleboard partner. Hugs to everyone.


Received from Sherry Elliot

I send my condolences to my cousins and families for the loss of Aunt Joan. I had to pleasure of spending some time with her during her last visit to Nova Scotia. Such a beautiful lady inside and out! My mother, Heather, is saddened to hear of her passing. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.


Received from Gary and Carol Obritsch

To all my cousins
I'm so glad that we got to see your mom two years ago. when Roger and Betty bought Joan to see her Nova Scotia family. May the memories of her bring you joy.
Love, Gary and Carol


Received from Warren and Christine Algee

Deepest condolences to all of Aunt Joan’s family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Cousin Warren and Christine Algee