Joan Shirley Porcher

Joan Shirley Porcher

Passed on June 18, 2019

Joan Shirley Porcher (nee Assels) passed away peacefully at her home in Stonewall with family by her side on June 18, 2019. Joan was born July 3, 1954 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She married Randy, the love of her life, on August 3, 1973. She was a committed loving wife and mother. Together she and Randy raised four daughters and enjoyed 5 grandchildren. Joan was dedicated in her faith and always sought to put others first. She touched many lives in her involvement in church ministries throughout the years. Joan not only taught about God’s great love, but also displayed it in every way. She was very strong and determined and whatever she put her mind to she would accomplish. It was always important for Joan and Randy to have an open home and they welcomed many people into their family over the years. In the last 12 years Joan has been heavily involved with the Kenyan orphanage Bethel Rays of Hope. Joan had the opportunity to visit Kenya over the years and saw firsthand the need and was instrumental in the orphanage moving forward. She had a strong faith in Jesus Christ which gave her strength throughout her life. Her secure hope in Jesus brought her much peace at the end. She is survived by her loving husband Randy Porcher, her four daughters and their husbands, Nicole (Chris), Robyn (Andrew), Danielle (Nick), Brittany (Brad), five grandchildren, her mother, Evelyn York, her four siblings and spouses, Jim, Arlene, Keith, and Sue. Joan was preceded by her father Victor Assels. Funeral services will be held Saturday June 22 at 2:00 at New Life Church in Stonewall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bethel Rays of Hope.


Danielle, I just found out about your mom's passing. I am very sorry to hear about your loss and am praying for God to give you much strength during your time of grieving.

Kaylyn Figueroa (Arroyo)

So sorry to hear of her passing. Our deepest condolences. François, Jael and Jordan Henri

Francois Henri

Condolences to Randy and family. I remember back to youth days in the 70’s and the joy that always surrounded Joan. Praying for peace and comfort as you all celebrate her life.

Mark Asham

Joan was a wonderful, godly lady. It showed in everything she did. I had the immense pleasure of working for Randy, and in doing so, I came in contact with Joan quite frequently, in and outside of church. Joan was always doing something to help a cause or a person. She will be greatly missed by our family, and every one who knew her. Joan is in heaven now, right where she belongs :D My thoughts and prayers are with the Porchers.

Craig Arnott

We are saddened by Joan’s passing from this life here on earth. She was a wonderful lady and great example and inspiration for so many people. We area praying for Randy and all the other members of the family during this time of bereavement.

Howard Moore

Our hearts go out to each of you as family at the loss of such a special lady. I will always remember her for her spunk, determination, friendliness , care for others , love for Jesus, mom of 4 lovely blonde daughters and a wife of a gentle, loving husband. May you truly know the love and presence of our Fathers care as you walk through today and the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as A family and may our Father hold you tight. ♥️

Sharron & Darrell Gerber

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

Raymond Houdayer

Very sorry to hear that Joan has passed away. What a joy for her to be able to see her Savior. I know she has heard Him say well done!! She provided guidance to me as a young girl and influenced me in my faith in Christ. She was always smiling and always greeted me when we would visit Stonewall. I pray for you all that you will be comforted by our dear Savior!! Love you all!

Janet Sawatzky

Our condolences to you Randy, Nicole & Chris, Robyn & Andrew, Danielle & Nick, Brittany & Brad and grandchildren. Joan was a good friend and we spent years with her in our small group. Her godly wisdom through the years was noted and so helpful. Praying for all of you for comfort and peace.

Laura & Gerry Anderson

I am so sorry to hear about Joan passing. She was a wonderful woman, who was so welcoming and loving to all. I will never forget how good she was to our family when we first moved to Stonewall. She will be missed.

Brandy Warren

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