FROST, Barbara Joan (nee Bartlett)

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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

780-450-0101

 

 

 

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Mary Haggart

My thoughts & prayers are with the family at this time … Barb you were one of my favorite clients to clean your home for … I’m going to sadly miss you .. you are one of kind & nobody could ever take your place in my heart …as God in thy name of Jesus Christ takes you in his hand & lifts you up to the heavens where as very special place awaits you …. Good Bye for now until we meet again

Cathy Whettell

On the family tree Joan would be a cousin but in my heart she was Aunt June. There are fond memories of visits from the family back to Winnipeg. After Uncle Don passed away Aunt June would visit to 10 Weaver Bay where she had her own bedroom. I often visited her in Edmonton and could not leave without a game of cards. I sure will miss you. Love you Aunt June.

Judy McNair

Goodbye Auntie June. I wish cherish all the memories, card games, Chinese food & all the fun times we shared growing up. Mom & Dad will be waiting in heaven with the cards dealt. Love you & will miss you.

Debbie Allott

Joan was a wonderful lady and loved her girls and grandkids! She will be missed by many!

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