Joanne is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, David Heaton, and children Rob Heaton and Nicki (Todd) Goodreau. Joanne has 11 grandchildren, Geoffrey, Taylor, Trevor and Alley (Goodreau), Emilie, Natalie and Noel (Heaton), Allissa, Nicolas, Josh and Jayson (Heaton), and one great-grandson, Theo, and niece Christine Lank.
Joanne was predeceased by her son Kevin Heaton, sister Isobel (Ernest) Lank, and parents Robert and Alison Day.
Joanne always had great excitement for fashion and developed her skills for trends while working at Ruffles. Always dressed to the nines and happy to help anyone pick out a new outfit or two. Fashion she enjoyed but she loved her grandchildren, always excited to watch them compete, or to share a story with them gave her great pleasure.
Joanne was always happy to help others in the community, from getting them to an appointment, dropping off food, or simply having a visit to brighten up someone’s day. Joanne’s commitment to her faith led her to volunteering on various committees and helping in the faith community.
A service will be held at a later date.
In Joanne’s memory and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Alberta to help with research. To donate, please visit the website alzheimer.ab.ca, or alternatively mail to: Alzheimer Society of Alberta, #40, 1202 2 Ave. S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 0E3.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Eden’s Funeral Home