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JOANNE IRENE HEPPNER (published on October 01, 2011)



JOANNE IRENE HEPPNER (nee MUSTARD) February 23, 1939 - September 25, 2011 After a long courageous battle with depression and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Joanne Heppner (nee Mustard) passed away with her daughter Diana by her side. Joanne will be lovingly remembered by her husband Ken of 50 years, daughter Shelley (Glen) Gosseye, son Dale (Lenora) Heppner, and daughter Diana (Matt) Stephens. Grandchildren Daryl Heppner (Tawnya), David Heppner (Rachelle), Myles (Christina) McWilliams, Dustin (Devon) McWilliams, Melanie and Jada Gosseye, Sarah and Emily Stephens. Joanne is survived by brothers Jim (Susan) Mustard, Ron (Laurel) Mustard, nephews Jason Mustard and Chris Mustard, sisters-in-law Arlene (Wayne) Everett, Lynda (Murray) Slawinski, brother-in-law Kim (Marlene) Heppner and families. She was predeceased by her parents Harold and Irene Mustard, son Stephen Heppner, mother-in-law Susan Heppner, father-in-law Jacob Heppner, nephew and niece Mark and Alfreida Johnson, brothers-in-law Barry and Jim Heppner. Joanne was born and raised in Killarney, MB. She pursued a career in nursing and met and married Ken Heppner on August 5, 1961. They moved to Pilot Mound in 1964. She dedicated herself to being a homemaker. You would often find her baking bread, making homemade soups, gardening and canning, and assisting Ken with the bookkeeping duties at the shop. She was an avid sports fan and could be heard enthusiastically cheering on the local sports teams, often making her opinions known. Joanne enjoyed bowling and was a member of the local league for years. The family would like to thank Dr. Desmond and the nursing staff at the Lorne Memorial Hospital for the care Joanne received. Donations in memory of Joanne may be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association; 432 Ellice Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3B 1Y4 www.cmhawpg.mb.ca. As per Joanne's wishes cremation has taken place and a private family service will follow. Messages of condolence may be made online at www.wheatlandfs.com. When I come to the end of the road And the fall sun has set for me I want no rites in gloomy room Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little-but not too long And not with your head bowed sad So, remember the love that we once shared Miss me-lovingly, but let me go For this is a journey we all must take And each must go alone. It's all part of the Angel's plan As her flight on the road to home So when you are lonely and sick at heart Go to the family and friends we know Bury your sorrow in doing good deeds Miss me, lovingly, but let me go. Enjoy the sunshines of tomorrow and when you must come this way alone, lovingly, with a smile, I'll say Welcome Home. Graham's Funeral Service Ltd. (204) 825-2848 www.wheatlandfs.com


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