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JOAN PHYLLIS RYLAND (published on January 10, 2009)



JOAN PHYLLIS RYLAND (nee FRASER) On Monday, January 5, 2009, at Golden Links Lodge, at the age of 78, Joan passed away with members of her family by her side. Joan left us, peacefully, her suffering finally over after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Her family will miss her deeply, she was very special. She was predeceased by her parents, Alex and Annie Fraser (nee Rogers) and brothers, Donald and Alistair. Joan will be lovingly remembered by her husband Jim; daughters, Wendy (Dave) and Suzanne; sons, Danny (Maureen) and Jamie (Lisa); grandchildren, Christopher, Nichole, Grant, Karli, Jessica and Evan; and her sister Dorice (Frank) Atchison. She will also be remembered by brothers and sisters-in-law, Helen Moir, Marvin and Sharon Ryland, Arnold and Linda Ryland; and Sophie Fraser; and many nieces and nephews. Joan was born and raised in Fort Garry and at the age of 16 went to work for T. Eaton Co. Mail Order. In 1957 she and Jim were married. Her family came before everything and everyone and she dearly loved them all. Special times in her life were the years living and raising her family in Montreal in the 1960s and 1970s. A memorial service will be held on Monday, January 12, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in Thomson In The Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. with Rev. Donna Joy officiating. The family would like to give special thanks to all the staff at Golden Links Lodge for their love and dedication to Joan for the past six years. Their love and care of her is greatly appreciated by all members of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg, 765 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3G 0N2 or a charity of their choice. THOMSON IN THE PARK 925-1120 Send expressions of sympathy to www.mem.com


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