Joan Allison

November 28, 1932April 28, 2013

Joan ALLISON Joan Allison, 80, of 525 Scott Street, Fort Frances, Ontario, passed away peacefully with family by her side at LaVerendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ontario, on Sunday, April 28, 2013. She was born on November 28, 1932, in The Pas, Manitoba to the late Ernie and Lillian Barr. Joan was united in marriage on July 4, 1953, to William Paul “Bill” Allison. They moved to Fort Frances in 1955, where they made many lasting friendships and many wonderful memories. Joan had many great accomplishments in her life. She received many awards for volunteering her time and ingenuity, as well as for her athletic prowess. She was inducted into both the Winnipeg and Manitoba Athletic Hall of Fame. Whether she was coaching teams, playing sports or planning events, she gave her best and made everything so much fun. Joan was a teacher by trade but gave that up when she had her children. Being a parent was the most important job in the world to her and she took that job very seriously. She was ahead of her time in her thinking and she was truly the heart of our family. She will be greatly missed, not only by her children and their families, but by the many, many people she welcomed into her life. Many fun times were had sitting around the table or in the porch at 525! Left to cherish her memories are her four children, Susan Allison of Fort Frances, ON., David Allison and wife, Marion of Des Moines, Iowa, Michael Allison and wife Lisa Beck of Fort Frances, ON., and Maria and husband, Craig Sanders of Fort Frances, ON. Also left to cherish her memory are her grandchildren, Justin, Kyla, Avery, Oliva, Bella, Maddie, Abby, Ian, and Graeme; her two sisters Marie and Kathi, and four brothers Jimmy, Bobby, Eddie, and Joey. The family invites you to join them for coffee and dainties on Friday, May 3, 2013, from 1 until 3 p.m. at Little Beaver Snow Park in Fort Frances. In memoriam donations may be made to the charity of your choice in care of Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ontario P9A 3M8. Be a little kinder, take time for others, be patient, be tolerant, volunteer. And above all ………… Keep Calm and Rock On!! We love you Mom!! On-line condolences may be made in care of


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Gina Wyder

May 5, 2013

Maria, Susan, Mike and David, words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I keep thinking about her daily. I am expecting to get my "thumbs up" or the smack in the face (jokingly of course). Your mother was a very special woman. You all know how greatly she will be missed. I wish you all peace of mind and big hugs during your time of grieving. Thank you for the beautiful arrangement LOL I love to recycle too!! Always in my thoughts.

Clare and Beverly Brunetta

May 3, 2013

With most sincere condolences to Susan, David, Michael, Maria and to all of the members of the wonderful extended family of our dear friend Joan. Many happy days were spent in her company and I cannot ever remember a time when I spoke with Joan that I didn't leave with a smile on my face. Although she will be missed I know that there will be many days to come when some event will trigger a memory of her and of Bill and so there will be many smiles and happy thoughts to come.

With deepest sympathy,

May 3, 2013

Dave and family,
So sorry to hear about your Mom. Although it has been many years my memories of your Mom, Dad and your home on Scott always bring smiles to my face. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Rick McKelvie
New Brighton, MN

May 3, 2013

Our entire family is deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved and dear friend, Joan Allison. Joan made our time in Fort Frances special and magical for all of us during our summer treks from California and the East Coast. Our hearts and our thoughts are with all her children and grandchildren. She will be sorely missed. With love, Janet Sperber & Al Cox, Andrea Press & Mark Faragher, Thelma and all of the rest of the Press/Pristoop clan across the U.S. Rock on, Joan! We love you!!!! You will be in our memories forever.

Joey Barr

May 3, 2013

To Allison Family,
Sisters are precious! We were so lucky to have had Joan in our lives!
We will miss her every day!
Brother Joey & Kim

Marc Madill

May 3, 2013

Dear Susan, David, Michael, Maria, and all the Grand Kids. I am very sorry to learn of your mom's passing. She was a real nice lady and I'm sure that all of you will miss her very much. I hope that everyone is doing okay during this heart breaking time. God Bless All Of You.

May 3, 2013

Across the miles, our deepest condolences to my special friend Maria, her wonderful siblings Susan, David, Michael and their families. I loved your mom so much and she will be missed by many many people. I feel blessed to have known such a wonderful lady. Your family was always so good to us when the north took us so far from our family and for that we are forever grateful. Big hugs from all of us. Love Cathy, Myke, Tanner, Tristan and Tyler

Bill and Heidi Naturkach

May 3, 2013

Our most sincerest condolences to the Allison family. Joan was a special person to her family, friends and the community. She gave it her all and we'll all miss her. In fact, it was a great pleasure and honour to know and interact with Joan and Bill - just great people.

May 3, 2013

May 2nd,2013

Love and Hugs to the Allison Family.
Josn was a very special lady, and we
shall miss her very much.

Sister Marie

Scott and Colleen Fawcett

May 2, 2013

Sue, Dave, Mike and Maria, our condolences on the loss of your mom. Our family has many warm memories of your parents. Scott and Colleen Fawcett