Joan Sitar

Joan Sitar

Passed on September 21, 2023

October 17, 1931 – September 21, 2023    We are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved Aunty Joan. With family by her side, she left us peacefully at the age of 91 years.

Joan was born and raised in Elma, Manitoba, youngest of 8 children, she spent many of her childhood years in the one-room home built by her homesteader parents. She was a phenomenal cook and very successful entrepreneur, owning several restaurants in the Winnipeg area prior to her retirement to Sandy Hook. An avid gardener, Joan’s pride and joy, was a rose garden that she initiated and carefully supervised at the rear courtyard of the Rosewood Lodge in Stonewall where she resided the last years of her life. Aunty Joan was always thrilled to spend time with family, share a beer or two (her “medicine”) and who can forget her contagious laughter. She truly cherished each day as a gift, and in her passing, she has taught us how lucky we were to have loved and learned from her.

Joan was predeceased by her father (Joseph), her mother (Beatrice), husband (Peter Orzechowski), her niece (Eleanor Baker) and her 7 siblings plus many other loved ones.

She will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her nephew Bob Baker and family; godson Dave Sitar and family; nephews Paul, Brian, Robert and nieces Sheryl, Charlotte, Joanne, Gail, Lynn and friends and family too numerous to list, but not forgotten.

Love you forever Aunty Joan!

Our family extends its heartfelt gratitude to the staff at the Rosewood Lodge for their care and kindness.

Cremation has taken place. As per the request of the deceased, there will be no service. Interment will take place at a later date, yet to be determined, at the cemetery in Lac du Bonnet, MB.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


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