BUCKLEE, Joanne Louise

February 22, 1947 -
February 12, 2022

Joanne was born in Oshawa, ON, on February 22, 1947. She graduated high school in Edmonton, AB. Joanne completed her studies in Library Sciences at the University of Toronto and the University of Calgary, obtaining both BSc and Master’s degrees. She began her career in the post-secondary education network in 1976 at Grand Prairie Regional College. Joanne enjoyed a successful career as an educator, working at GPRC, Mount Royal College and finally as the Registrar and Dean of Trades & Technologies at Red Deer College. She was a member of the Alberta Council of College Librarians and was instrumental in standing up the REACH program in Red Deer. Joanne had a special place in her heart for the Soroptimist Club. She also volunteered for the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch no. 71.

Joanne traveled extensively across Canada, the United States and Europe with her close friends. She was a true outdoors enthusiast. On any given day, Joanne could be seen out and about in Radium Hot Springs, BC, enjoying the sunshine with her beloved dog, Lochie, and more recently her Westie dog, Kensie. Joanne enjoyed kayaking, canoeing and hiking, and was active in the Invermere curling community.

Joanne will be most remembered for her intelligence, kindness, caring, generosity, thoughtfulness and open-mindedness. She will be missed by all those who were fortunate enough to have known her.

Joanne is survived by relatives Margaret Heddle, of Airdrie, AB, Larry and Gail Kobitzsch, of Hardisty, AB, Verlene Olsen, of Chilliwack, BC, Barb Potter of Courtenay, BC; and many other cousins across Canada and the United States. Joanne was predeceased by her parents, Charles and Anne Bucklee, and great-aunt Ella Howard.

Graveside Service will be held at Queen’s Park Mausoleum. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed at www.McInnisandHolloway.com.

In living memory of Joanne Bucklee, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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