Joanne O’Dell (Boyle)

Joanne O’Dell (Boyle)

Passed on November 1, 2021

With great love and sadness we announce the passing of our angel from this world into heaven on Nov. 1, 2021 at Rosewood Lodge in Stonewall at the age of 68 years.

Joanne is survived by her beloved husband Larry of 47 years, sons Steve of Edmonton and Ernie of Winnipeg, brother Ron of Balmoral MB, Sisters-in-law; Shirley Michaels (Joe) of Nanaimo BC, Janet DeWandel (Ken) of Williamsburg VA and Lori Sul (Don) of Winnipeg Beach MB, Brothers-in-law; Bob, Greg (Irene) of Warren MB and Clint (Linda) of Winnipeg MB. Joanne is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Joanne was predeceased by her brother Frank, Father and Mother Joe and Elsie, Father and Mother-in-law Jack and Ann.

Joanne was born Oct 2, 1953 in Stonewall and attended Brant-Argyle school, Stonewall Collegiate and Red River College. Joanne met Larry in 1971 and they were married on Oct 12, 1974. Steve and Ernie were born in 1977 & 78. Joanne worked several different jobs with time off to look after her boys then returning to the workforce, retiring in 2007.

Joanne was a dedicated member of Stonewall Odd Fellows Lodge and Confidence Rebekah Lodge. Joanne’s greatest joy was her family, her garden and her flower beds. She also loved to be on the road travelling and seeing the countryside, never wanting to stay in one place too long.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a memorial service will be planned for late spring of 2022 (June). In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Rosewood Lodge PCH 513 – 1st St N, Stonewall, MB R0C 2Z0 or Alzheimer Society of Manitoba 10 – 120 Donald St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2.

The family wish to thank Dr Venter and Dr Hicks for their care and compassion. A huge thank you is extended to the staff of Rosewood Lodge PCH for their excellent care, Joanne truly was treated like royalty during her stay with them. A big thank you also to Joanne’s visitors who were not sure that Joanne knew them, but still knew who she was.

Eventide I want to know, when day is done, That life has been worth living — That I have brought somebody joy Through kind unselfish living. I want to feel, when evening falls And shadows quickly lengthen, That I have made somebody glad, Some weakness I have strengthened. I want to know, that come what may, I’ve left some cheer and gladness; I want to feel, at close of day I’ve banished someone’s sadness. I want to feel at close of day, That someone’s cares were lighter. Because of kindness I have done, May someone’s life be brighter. -Raymond Orner-


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