May 31, 1930 – August 26, 2020
On August 26, 2020 a wonderful lady – a grandmother, mother, wife, sister and friend to many – left this world. Joan Doreen Kryzanowski (nee Dinsdale) passed away peacefully at Yucalta Lodge in Campbell River, BC.
Joan was born on May 31, 1930 in Peterborough, Ontario and relocated to Campbell River, BC in the early 1960’s. Joan will be remembered by some as a partner in “J&J Service”, and by others as a cashier and bookkeeper at Woodworkers/Beaver Lumber. She was active in the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary for many years, and was a member of the Red Hat Society.
Joan loved to do beadwork and other crafts and could often be found at bazaars and craft sales with many of her creations, which she also generously gifted to family and friends.
Joan loved music and dancing and spent many hours listening to the many vinyl records in her collection, particularly Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, Janis Joplin and Hank Williams Jr. Joan was well known for her wonderful cooking and often had a pot of soup on the stove. She loved to cook and bake for her grandsons as well as knit them socks and gloves.
Joan had a fantastic wit and amazing sense of humor – there are many “Joanisms” remembered by those who were fortunate to spend time with her. She had a unique perspective on the world and always maintained a positive outlook despite having faced and overcome many challenges in her lifetime.
Joan had an incomparable work ethic, having started work as a young teen to help support her father and younger brothers, whom she loved very much. She never really stopped working; Joan was not one to sit still and even after retirement she worked hard around her home, in which she took great pride, and in the community. Joan was pre- deceased by her husband Hugh Ogilvie who passed on June 13, 2020.
Joan was a special woman with a strong spirit, a kind and generous heart and a soul that will live on in the memory of those who loved her.
As her grandson Reid said “Nanny Kryz played such an incredible part in my life growing up. She was always there for me, whether I was being a terrible child or needed a shoulder to cry on. She always had a warm and homemade meal for me, no matter when, where or what time of day it was. She was the warmest, kindest and most understanding person ever.”
Joan is survived by her children, grandchildren, siblings and many close friends. Gone, but never forgotten, Joan made an indelible impression on all who crossed her path.
“Love you BIG much, mom.”Obituary-
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