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1927 – 2019
Mrs. Joan Gardam of Calgary, Alberta passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, at the Rosefield Centre, Innisfail on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the age of 92 years. Joan was born in Berwyn, Alberta and moved to Edmonton as a young child. She trained as a nurse and worked at the Calgary General Hospital as an O.R. nurse for over thirty years. Joan enjoyed hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. She moved to the Rosefield Centre in 2015, as dementia progressed, needing the care that she had always given to others. Joan will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Patricia Norman of Red Deer County, Alberta and Glenda Gardam of Vancouver British, Columbia; four grandchildren, Andrea, Sheldon, Brittany and Christina; as well as four great grandchildren, Sophia, Evelyn, Owen and Ryker. Joan was predeceased by her parents, Luther and Jesse Gummeson. A Private Family Service will be held at a later date. If desired, Memorial Donations in Joan’s honor may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society at www.alzheimer.ca. or to the Calgary Zoo at www.calgaryzoo.com. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.heartlandfuneralservices.com. Arrangements in care of Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Innisfail, Alberta. 403.227.0006