Klassen Funeral Home


Mrs. Joan Cecile SCHMULAND (nee Kafka)

31 October, 19411 January, 2021

It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandma, great-grandma, sister, aunt and friend.

A longer obituary notice to follow.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date when it is safe to gather together.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Mrs. Joan Cecile SCHMULAND (nee Kafka)

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Roland Kolbauer

3 February 2021

My parents always had a lot of social connections in the 70’s and 80’s when I was growing up. Joan and Gordie were a Not-Often-Enough weekend destination, and for sure one of my favourites. Lots of laughs could be heard up and down the stairs, the kids were similar age and their toys were always better. The visits were the kind that when 1 am hit, I was just getting warmed up...”Awww do we HAVE to leave now?”
Well I was very saddened when my parents (Bob and Lucy Kolbauer) asked if I knew of Joans passing. I would like to offer my most heartfelt condolences to the Schmuland and Kafka families. Sincerely, Roland and Tracey Kolbauer.

Chris Kafka-kotelko

19 January 2021

I always loved going over to her house to visit her and the family , growing up as child and teenager. It was always when can we go to auntie Joan again.

Kim Voss

17 January 2021

To the Family,

Our Sincere Sympathies on the loss of your loved one. Hold onto the beautiful memories you have of Aunty Joan and Cherish them. Heaven once again received another Beautiful Angel. Aunty Joan was a Beautiful Person inside and out. Our memories of her will stay with us always.

Wayne and Kim Voss &

cliff kafka

15 January 2021

Have you ever had to say goodbye to aunt Joanie?
She would stand in the open doorway, Even in the winter. The front door, wide open. Even with the cold winter air blowing into the house, she would always take forever to say goodbye:

  "Okay so I guess this is it, you'd better go, you have a long drive to get home, you're letting in the cold, hey did you want to take home some perogies? I made lots, okay, thanks for coming, are you sure you didn't want more? I should have made more. It's okay, just bring back the dish next time. I'll come out and see you guys soon. Okay, so you'd better go. Okay, so this is it then... They say it might snow tonight, so you'd better be careful. You know those roads get pretty slippery... okay, take care, see you soon."