Jo-Anne Lyn Paulsen (nee: Dobek)
Nov 21, 1956 - Sept 29, 2020
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Jo-Anne Paulsen on September 29, 2020. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Ethel Dobek and is survived by her children, Janet Paulsen and Jillian Paulsen of Calgary, AB., her former husband, Jeff Paulsen, of Blairmore, AB.; her siblings: Elaine (Con) Shandro, Ray (Holly) Dobek, Kelly Dobek, Karen Dobek, Brian (Nicky) Dobek, Gerard (Susan) Dobek, Charlotte (Greg) Boychuk, Basil (Bridget) Dobek, and Claudia (Prem) Domingo, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Having to overcome many challenges since childhood, “Jo” was known best for her true grit, resilience, and tenacity. With a quick-wit and twinkle in her eye, she had a knack for keeping others on their toes! Ever the enthusiast and competitor, she pursued excellence with great zeal and inspired others around her to do the same. In her prime, she was a studious home-maker and had an uncanny ability to make amazing meals and yummy treats for large numbers of people! She liked to initiate toasts at special events and would never turn down the opportunity to give or receive “sugars” (hugs). She had a keen interest for all types of games, creative arts and activities, excelling at gardening, crafts, and puzzle building. She equally enjoyed reading and choral singing. Spontaneous and playful, she loved going on all types of outings and spending time with her family. She loved hearty chats over cups of tea & lattes and enjoyed indulging in Hallmark movie marathons.
Jo-Anne was intuitive, faith-filled, kind and generous. She wasn’t afraid to face off with bullies and she always rooted for the underdog. She admired the courage of Veterans and those who continue to serve in our Armed Forces. She was an active member of the Chartwell Royal Park community In Calgary, AB., and her compassion for others, enthusiasm and spirit will be missed by many.
Finally free from pain and strife, we are glad Jo is safely home and onto glory with her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. We will love you forever, Jo.
A private Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held by family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be given in Jo-Anne’s memory to “Little Warriors” (https://littlewarriors.ca) “Be Brave Ranch” Sherwood Park, AB. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel assisting the family. (403) 562-8555.
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