It is with great sadness and love that we say goodbye to our beloved Mother, Grandma, and Great Grandma. After a brief illness Joan passed away at the age of 86. Lovingly remembered by her daughter Kris (Cary) Pelz, grandchildren; Nathan (Kathryn) Ambler, Matthew (Kelly) Pelz, Tyler (Mallory) Pelz, Bradley Ambler, Trevor (Melissa) Pelz, Jennifer (Victor) Horvath and Great Grandchildren; Olivia Pelz, Eric Ambler, Brady Horvath, Nora Pelz, Ryker Horvath, Keenan MacDonald and her brothers Bill Bartlett and Allan (Kerry) Bartlett. Joan was predeceased by her husband, Don Frost in 1981 and daughter Barbara Ambler in 2014.
She was known as June to her family in Winnipeg and Joan to her friends. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and raised in the small town of Carman, Manitoba, she was the oldest of 8 children. She married Don Frost in 1954 and they settled in Winnipeg and had their 2 daughters. Joan, Don and their two girls moved to Calgary, AB in 1964 and eventually settled in the Sherwood Park, AB area in 1967. Joan worked for Zellers department store at Sherwood Park Eastgate Mall for 40 years right until Zellers closed in 2012.
Joan was a devoted Grandma to her 6 grandchildren, attending countless Boy Scout events, Little League baseball games, minor league hockey games, Girl Guide events and school celebrations. She enjoyed frequent Saturday shopping sprees with her 2 daughters and granddaughter and always enjoyed the pedicure and lunch date to celebrate Mothers Day. Joan was an avid flower gardener and loved to visit many greenhouses to find all her special plants.
In respect of Mom’s wishes, a formal service will not be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice.
Serenity Funeral Service – South