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Born: Mar 19, 1934

Date of Passing: Mar 21, 2018

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JOAN LAUREEN COX (SULKERS) 1934 - 2018 With grace and peace, Joan Laureen Cox passed away in Neepawa, Manitoba, March 21, 2018. Joan was born March 19, 1934 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Hermanus and Johanna Sulkers. She grew up on the family farm just outside Transcona. After graduating from Transcona Collegiate, she continued on to business school and then, to St. Boniface School of Nursing. She graduated as an RN in 1956 and headed north to Lynn Lake to work. Shortly after arriving, she met the love of her life Gordon. They married March 16, 1957. Joan loved to nurse and her work as a hospital administrator, but for many years she also ran Joan L. Cox Ltd. in Lynn Lake. She kept active outside of work too; volunteering on local and provincial boards; and with many service groups, including the Lions and Rebekahs. Joan and Gordon travelled whenever they could, including eight trips to Hawaii. After she retired, they would escape the cold Manitoban winters and head to Mesa, Arizona. Retirement gave her time to do the things she loved, including reading, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, watching curling and the Blue Jays. Still, one of her greatest joys was spending time with her children and grandchildren. Joan was predeceased by her husband; son Kenneth James; parents and brothers, Albert and Richard. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Lorne, Barb (Cliff) Halwas, Dena (Bill) Karlson and grandchildren, Clayton, Brittany (Conor), Ben (Elizabeth), Michael and Ally. Mom will always be in our hearts and we are forever grateful to have had her in our lives. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Doctor Ong and the staff at Neepawa Hospital, the staff at Country Meadows Personal Care Home and Rossburn Personal Care Home for the wonderful care and love given to Mom. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Winnipeg Harvest, 1085 Winnipeg Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0S2 . Funeral services will held on March 24, 2018 at the Neepawa United Church at 11:00 a.m. Messages of condolence may be placed online at White's Funeral Home, Neepawa, MB in care of arrangements. 1-204-476-2848

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 24, 2018

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Dear Lorne, I am truly saddened to hear of the passing of you mother. No matter the age, it is always hard to loose one's mother. My thoughts and good wishes are with you during this hard period. Take good care Lorne, Pierre - Posted by: Pierre Trudel (Colleague to Lorne) on: Mar 28, 2018

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