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Joan Hanaka

August 5, 1941January 24, 2021

HANAKA, Joan Anne Passed away at home in Oshawa on Sunday, January 24th, 2021. She was predeceased by her parents John and Mary Hanaka, her sisters Dorothy Kubicki (Walt) and Eleanor Childress, brother Norman Hanaka and loving nephew Michael Woolacott. Devoted sister to Geraldine Woolacott and Marianne Wannamaker (Lyle) and dear sister-in-law Anne Hanaka. Loving aunt of Donna Smith (Dave), John Childress (Gail), Tom Kubicki (Bonnie), Nancy Kortekaas (Bert), Debb Kubicki, Tim Woolacott (Deborah), Steven Woolacott (Jennifer), Christopher Wannamaker (Jamie Lynn) and Jeffery Wannamaker (Jamie Beth). Loving great aunt to many extended nieces and nephews. Joan was happily retired, well respected and longtime employee of City Hall. She spent her summers sailing and travelling, her greatest joy was creating her garden paradise. It was a showpiece in the middle of Oshawa. She enjoyed foraging for “Polish Gold” every autumn and holding poker parties with her friends and family. She was a thoughtful and generous person towards her family, friends and neighbours. Be at peace, we will all miss you dearly. Due to covid restrictions, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234). Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Humane Society of Durham Region would be appreciated.

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Geraldine Woolacott

February 3, 2021

So hard to believe you are gone. You fought so hard the last two years. You know how much I loved and cared for you.
I will see you in every garden and all the beauty nature has to offer.
Recently you shared a memory of being in our mothers arms, I know that you are now in her arms again.
Be at peace dear Joannie.
Love Honey

Anne Hanaka

February 3, 2021

Dear Joannie
I miss you and thank you for everything you did for and taking me to my appointments. I will miss our tea times in the garden.
You were a wonderful sister in law.
I love you
Anne

Carolyn Terrion

February 3, 2021

To the family of Joan
We would like extend our sincere condolences to all of you for your loss. Joan was a longtime member with us at the Oshawa Community Credit Union Ltd. She was always a very pleasant person to deal with and we will miss her. May she rest in peace and her memories be eternal. Our thought and prayers are with all you.
Sincerely Oshawa Community Credit Union Ltd. Staff, Management and Board of Directors

Debb Kubicki

February 2, 2021

Joannie..... lovely memories growing up with each of my aunts. I will remember your gentle melodic laughter and voice, your smiling face. We will all recall your love of gardening and sharing, especially your tomatoes. Most of all, we will think about how much you cared for Ma and Dad, the family, close friends - the memories made with each of us.

Debb and J.C.

Chris and Jamie Wannamaker

February 1, 2021


Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking. We will instead say until we meet again, keeping you with us in our heart and memories. Joannie you will be dearly missed. - Chris and Jamie Lynn Wannamaker

Marianne & Lyle Wannamaker

February 1, 2021

God has you in his keeping we have you in our hearts ,
love Marianne and Lyle

Steve Woolacott

January 31, 2021

Steve Woolacott

January 31, 2021

Steve Woolacott

January 30, 2021

Aunt Joannie you are forever in our hearts and we will find comfort in our many happy memories and your smile. Love Steve, Jennifer, Alexandra and Mackenzie xoxox

Donna Smith

January 30, 2021

I will never look at a garden again without thinking of you, Joannie.
Your garden was an oasis of beauty and tranquility in the city.
You will be missed and never forgotten.
Love Donna and Dave

FROM THE FAMILY