OBITUARY

Joanna Susan Clark

23 September, 198117 March, 2021

Joanna Susan Clark passed away peacefully at the Agape Hospice in Calgary, AB on March 17, 2021 at the age of 39 years.

"I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my spokesman to the world" -Jeremiah 1:5

From the womb, Joanna was filled with the light and love of God. She came forth with a smile and demeanour that broke down walls and melted hearts to be able to feel love, joy, peace and acceptance, just the way the love of Jesus does.

Joanna was born in Calgary to joyous and loving parents, Brian and Bonnie Clark and delighted siblings, Nicole and James. She graduated from Crescent Heights High School as well as SAIT and had a varied work career ending with Xerox. She was the greatly loved Auntie Jo to her 3 nephews, Connor, Duncan, and Ethan and never missed a school recital, play, production or sport event. Cyndal, her precious little Ewok (imperial shit-zu), her constant companion and delight in life, continues to spread love to Joanna's family.

She had the hugest heart and she truly loved her family and made many sister/friends. Forever in our hearts and truly loved for who she was, not for who others wanted her to be.

Joanna will be lovingly remembered by parents Brian and Bonnie Clark; sister Nicole (Rich) and family (Connor, Duncan, Ethan, Jake, Jessica and Lyndsay); brother James (Alexis); Misty Halloran (Gianni); and aunts and uncles Donna Merkel and family (Katy and Jim), Sybil and Mark Davies and family (Heather, Jessie and Jacquelyn), Janie and Jon Ochsendorf and family (Joel, Laura and Carly), Lynn and Wayne Biggs and family (Shelby, Steve and Tessa), Ron Merkel (Zhong) and family (Jamie, Thomas and Sarah), Trudy Macdonald and family (Jackie and Justin), Donna-Mae Clark and Glen Lambert and family (Wesley, Thea and Jim) and Joanne and Dennis Tomkinson and family (Cory, Teresa, Jolie and Andy).

Joanna was predeceased by cousins Genevieve Spence, Luke Biggs and Annemiek Ochsendorf.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations being made in Joanna’s memory directly to the Agape Hospice.

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Richard Hoover

11 April 2021

Star Wars fan. Music aficionado. Quality assurance specialist. Friend.
I met Jo when she joined my software development team over a decade ago. We were relieved just to have someone to help test our software.
In short order, Jo became a shining light at the office. Easy going and with an ever-ready smile, she was the type of person you wanted to work with. Spending so much of life at work, it helps to be near someone who is kind, helpful, and funny and Jo was all three.
As I got to know her, I learned of her love of Star Wars, which as a Star Wars fan myself of course gave us plenty to discuss. I learned of and benefited from her musical tastes, expanding my own collection of tunes to listen to.
I learned too of the trials and tribulations in her life. From bed bugs to broken legs, it seemed like she had more than her fair share of bad luck. And yet, through it all her optimism never wavered. Her smile never faded.
And that's what I remember most. Her smile and the joy it brought to others.
Jobi-wan Kenobi, the Force will be with you always. You will be missed...but never forgotten.

Frances Saddy

25 March 2021

Broken hearted to hear of Joanna's passing. Much too soon but God needed another sweet angel so he called on Joanna.
I ask God to give strength to all of us especially Bonnie, Brian, Nicole, James, family and friends.
Miles keep us apart but when we connected at the family gatherings it was like we were never apart.
I'll miss you Joanna until we meet again.
I love you,

Frances Saddy

Anh Ly-Voong

25 March 2021

Joanna always had a bright smile and a kind word to share in every interaction in High School. Thank you for being that beacon of light that this world needed. Rest in Power, Joanna. You will be missed ❤

Sandy McKillop (nee Tham)

25 March 2021

There are people you meet in life and all they need to show is their smile to light up your soul. Jo was always this person. Her genuine smile and open heart were always present in every interaction. Thank you for sharing your light with all those around you. May you rest in peace. ❤️

Christopher Greaves

25 March 2021

I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting you in Middle school and all the way threw High school. From our talks after class; to our trip to California in High school; you were always a delight and a wonderful woman. I will remember you always and the joy I found when I was with you.
You will be missed my dear but never forgotten ❤

Shaunna Ruddock

24 March 2021

Joanna although we haven't kept in touch over the years since junior high school, you are definitely someone who left their mark in my life and to hear of your passing was a huge shock. The world needs more people like you. People who are so sweet, kind and gentle hearted. Example: Thanks for inviting me (the new girl in school) to your birthday party.
I pray for your family members as they adjust to life without you here. May they find comfort in the Word.
I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
John 14:18 KJV

But one day we all shall meet again. 🙏🏾

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Revelation 21:4 KJV

Rest In Eternal Peace my friend 🌹

Theresa Gomboc

24 March 2021

I met this Angel in Middle School.... we weren't in the same class but we always seemed to find each other on the play gound.... we eventually became very good friends.... we had tons of sleepovers and did so many things together. She tried so very hard to teach me how to Tap Dance.... we had a many dinners with her family as well.... I wish we would have kept in tough throughout the years but life takes hold of us..... sending all family and friends luv and strength ❤❤❤

Amber M Harrison

24 March 2021

From day one of high school Joanna was an absolutely beautiful soul in sea of nervous and scared teenagers. She was always kind to everyone, happy, real, sweet and funny. What she left behind in any of us who met her was a piece of herself that shines in us even to today. For her we should remember to be kind, be love, be light. She is a great loss and I am so sad to hear this news, but still hard to not smile when you know she would want us to and to carry it forward. She will be missed. Love and condolences to you all, thank you for blessing us with such a wonderful soul, we deserved her, the world deserved her.

Taz Moledina

24 March 2021

She was such a beautiful soul. I am absolutely heartbroken to know she is no longer with us. Someone once told me if you knew how beautiful heaven was you would never shed a tear. I hope heaven is amazing my sweet friend. I'll see you again one day💔. Sending my condolences to all her family and loved ones. Rest in peace my beautiful friend. Love you always.

Christy Biccum (nee Ditto)

23 March 2021

I am devastated to learn of Jo passing away. My heart is shattered for Brian, Bonnie, Nicole, James, Jo’s nephews and loved ones. Jo and I spent so much time together in Jr high, had so many sleep overs, and shared so many great memories. She was an absolutely beautiful soul, and I’m so sorry I wasn’t around in our adult years. Jo is so integral to my youth, she truly had a hand in shaping the person I am today because of the time we spent together as teens, and I am eternally grateful. My heart is broken, and I send my sympathies to anyone lucky enough to have ever known Jo, but I send my love and deepest condolences to Brian, Bonnie & Joanna’s family. I’m so sorry for your loss... Jo is lovingly remembered, and I hope there can be comfort found in the wonderful memories we all have of her. Rest peacefully, my sweet friend <3

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