Joan L. Apana

Apana, Joan L., 68, of Margate, passed away June 25, 2012. Joan was born February 29, 1944 in Guyana, South America to the late Chinta and Praima (nee Persaud) Prasad. She worked as a registered nurse for the Broward County Correctional Facility. She was predeceased by her son, Rabindra Singh and sister, Annet Prasad. Those left to cherish her memory are her former husband, Ramesh Apana, son and daughter-in-law, Anil and Amber Apana, daughter, Ramona Singh, grandchildren, Zion Apana, Ashlyn Apana, Aaliyah Apana, brothers, Ronald (Rita) Prasad and Deodat Prashad. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 5:00 - 8:00pm and Thursday, June 28, 2012, 5:00 - 7:00pm at Kraeer Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1655 University Drive, Coral Springs where funeral services will begin at 7:00pm on Thursday with Pastor Paul Tedesco of the Way of Life Assembly of God officiating. Interment will be at Maple Grove Memorial Park, Kew Gardens, New York.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 27, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, June 28, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 28, 2012

Joan L. Apana

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Cathy Mack

June 29, 2012

I will truly miss our talks as I was driving to school, and the late night calls to intake, the laughs and the tears we shared, your wise and spiritual words will stay with me always. I know you are blessed to be in heaven and now one of God's angels..until we meet again my friend..xoxo from my heart to yours.

Roberta Palmer

June 28, 2012

There are no words to express my heartbreak in Joan's passing. She was one of the most spiritually motivating and encouraging person I had the pleasure of knowing. Joan is the person I went to when my spirit was broken. She knew how to encourage and comfort those of us who weren't in a good place spiritually. My confidant, My mentor, My FRIEND; I will miss you immensely... GOD has added an amazing Angel to His Kingdom

Rosemary Jackson

June 27, 2012

The best H&P nurse (she could have taught the course) and such a wonderful person. She will certainly be missed, but will always be in our hearts.

Dr. R. Jackson

Patti Rell

June 27, 2012

There are no words to express how everyone felt about Joan...She always gave 110% in everything she did....A wonderful Mother, Grandmother, a great Nurse, and a true friend...She will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know her....Joan, you fought till the end....May God have mercy on your soul, and may you always Rest in Peace....You will never be forgotten....My deepest sympathy goes out to your family...Luv you always...

Kat Watts

June 27, 2012

Never stingy with her time, her wisdom, her compassion, or her kind and encouraging words. To be around her was to be uplifted and comforted. She touched many lives with her loving kindness. Our world is diminished by her loss. Rest in Peace, dear friend.

Pat Janis

June 27, 2012

Loss can only be measured by each individual. Never could I put into words the way I have felt and will always feel about Joan. There is nothing that anyone can say at a time like this--I am so sorry for your loss--we shall miss her smiling presence-God found a better place for her.

Vereen King

June 27, 2012

There are no words to truly describe how saddened I am for your loss. Joan was a hardworking, meticulous, well-organized, reliable, enthusiastic and devoted co-worker. She was a straightforward yet jovial person and I just love that about Joan. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that her passing is felt by all who knew and loved her.

Yusi Arencibia

June 26, 2012

I am deeply sorry for your loss. There are no words to express how much she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sue Lane

June 26, 2012

A Beautiful Person, a wonderful Nurse, a always a true friend, she will be missed. Sue L