Joan Bollenbach

June 16, 2020


Ronetta (Joan) Bollenbach (nee Snowdon)

Passed away at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre on Tuesday, June 16th, 2020.  Joan was born in the Blanshard Municipality of MB on May 5th, 1940.  Her school years were spent in various towns across Manitoba and North Dakota.  After graduating from grade 11 in 1958, she went into training at the Brandon Mental Health Centre and received her diplomas in psychiatric nursing and licensed practical nursing.  In 1960, she married Wilf whom she first met when she was 16.  Wilf and Joan moved to Clandeboye from Brandon in 1964 and in 1966, they moved to Selkirk, MB.  Joan was a stay at home mom until 1978.  Following that, she worked part time at the Beausejour District Hospital for 21 years until her retirement in 1999.   During her retirement, she was a regular volunteer at the Betel Home in Selkirk.

Joan is survived by son Brian; brother Wayne (Audrey); sisters-in-law Bev, Ida, Eileen and Karen; brother-in-law Clarence; nieces Bonnie, Carrie, Carol, Angela (Mark), Lauren (Bhavek) and Alyson; nephew Wade and their families.  She was predeceased by her husband Wilf in 2003; brother Larry in 2013; parents George and Eileen; nephew Harley; brothers-in-law Edwin and Wayne; and, several aunts, uncles and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in her memory.  At Joan’s request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 at Gilbart Funeral Home in Selkirk.

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Memorial Service
June 24, 2020

11:00 AM
Gilbart Funeral Home
309 Eveline Street
Selkirk, MB R1A 1M8

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