Joan Jordens passed away peacefully on Friday, January 4, 2019, at the Whitewood Community Health Centre.
Joan Cecelia Ann was born July 25, 1923, in the St. Hubert’s district to Arthur and Jessie (nee Hill) Jordens. She was a very private person, honest and strong-minded, with a direct approach to life and a good sense of humour. She was also a steady worker.
In her early life, Joan went to Winnipeg with her aunt and worked there for four years. Upon her return to Whitewood, she worked for Sandberg Meats for 15 years, then the Bake Shop in Broadview. She retired in 1979 and came back to Whitewood to live with her sister. Together they enjoyed many trips over the years. Joan later joined the seniors’ club in Whitewood, enjoying socializing with her many friends.
Joan was an excellent entertainer, playing the piano for many years right up into her nineties to the enjoyment of all; she had a natural “play-by-ear” talent.
Joan was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Jessie Jordens; her brother and his wife, Wilfred and Irene Jordens; her sister, Patricia Jordens; 12 uncles, 4 aunts and many cousins. She leaves to mourn her passing her sister, Marjory Jordens; two nieces, Judy Raiwet (George) and family; Karen Kolman (Allen) and family; two nephews, Donald Jordens (Gail) and family; David Jordens (Lori) and family; and many dear cousins and friends.