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Woodlawn Funeral Home

2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, BC

OBITUARY

Joan Margaret Goossen

March 2, 1959February 1, 2020

Joan passed away into the presence of her Lord on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the age of 60 years. She is survived by her mother Doreen Goossen, sister Lynn Giesbrecht (Russ), brother’s Charles (Donalda), Wendell (Sharon), Lyle (Cindy), also numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 7-9:00 pm at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 11:30 am at the Church of God in Christ, 29623 Downes Road, Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice or orphanages in Haiti being her preferred charity would be appreciated.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dennis Goossen, Pallbearer
  • Kendall Goossen, Pallbearer
  • Craig Goossen, Pallbearer
  • Jamie Goossen, Pallbearer
  • Clinton Goossen, Pallbearer
  • Christopher Goossen, Pallbearer

Services

  • Viewing Wednesday, February 5, 2020
  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 6, 2020

Memories

Joan Margaret Goossen

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Virgil Unruh

February 6, 2020

We only got to know Joan in the last 5 years and most of our interactions had "orphanage" written on them. She had so much enthusiasm for making the orphanage in Haiti run smoothly and helping the girls working there adjust and succeed. In my last conversation with her several months ago she was talking about going back there in the new year if her health kept improving. " I'm lonesome for my children" she said. Joan was a useful and needed member on our team. We are so glad we got to know her if for only a short time.
Praying the memories and Gods peace will help you in the loss of a wonderful family member and friend.
Virgil and Nancy Unruh

Cathy Toews

February 5, 2020

When Joan took her nursing training in Winnipeg she graced us cousins with her presence from time to time. She taught me music; since I hadn’t learnt yet. I always felt like she came over to hang out with me. 😉.
In later years we would meet in Abbotsford at Russ & Lynn. I remember her telling Andrew about growing noses on foreheads and then cutting them off and putting them where they belonged. Andrew is always interested in science and doctoring information. Oh we will miss you Joan when we come to Abbotsford!!

LINDA MILLER

February 5, 2020

Joan was a neighbour at our complex Forest Edge. She was a gentle women who always had the goodness of others in her heart.
May memories you shared bring you peace now and always. She will be missed.

My sincere sympathy to your family.

Linda Miller unit 5
Forest Edge

LINDA MILLER

February 5, 2020

Joan was a neighbour at our complex Forest Edge. She was a gentle women who always had the goodness of others in her heart.
May memories you shared bring you peace now and always. She will be missed.

My sincere sympathy to your family.

Linda Miller unit 5
Forest Edge

Andrew Toews

February 5, 2020

Always enjoyed visiting with her..... especially about her nursing experiences ... she had so much knowledge and experience Will miss her. Let’s live so we can met her up there...... someday😢😊

Ramona Toews

February 4, 2020

Ah, Joan...What a beautiful soul! My memories go back as far as I can remember. Visits and family gatherings, Sunday school and SVBS, games, reading books and playing “tickle toes”...and as we entered our teens on into adulthood, I like to think of our relationship changing from a little cousin kind of thing to a deepening friendship. I admired her beauty, her graciousness, her intelligence, her gift of song, her laugh...her wit. I’ll miss our lunches, coffees, her hugs & smiles, (and chance encounters enroute to some family deal!!) I can’t imagine our world without Joan, but her love and friendship is a gift that cannot be taken away.
And we pray God’s blessings on her precious family.
Love from John & Moni

Lia Goossen

February 3, 2020

My first memory of auntie Joan is from before I even met her, when my now husband told her he was getting married to me her question was what was my favourite colour, my husband told her it was black and she said I’d fit right in the family.
Joan was there for me like a mother the 4 lovely yrs we lived in BC 2009-20013, she knew my struggles yet never mentioned my faults only encouraged me to live for God wether or not people looking on believed it.
I’ll miss her terribly much

Teresa Baerg

February 3, 2020

RIP Joan 💕 No more pain and suffering
I can imagine you singing in heaven with your dad.....

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY