It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Joanne Proc of Blairmore, AB on September 26, 2022. She was 66 years of age.
Joanne, known affectionately as “Jo”, was born in Fernie, BC to loving parents, Gordon and Irene Ross. She was a beautiful soul from the start, and she only got more so as she matured. Jo went on to be blessed with two wonderful children, an amazing circle of friends, and many precious memories.
Jo loved nature and she took every opportunity to spend time in it. She enjoyed exploring back roads, her beloved dogs always at her side and a camera often in her hands. One of her favorite vacations was trip to Alaska where she could combine her love of the outdoors and photography. Jo was a sensitive and caring person. She loved spending time with friends – especially over “coffee chats”, and was always the first to arrive when anyone needed help or a shoulder to lean on. No one was more nurturing than Jo. There are countless families who will forever be grateful to “Teacher Jo” for guiding and loving their children at Kids Kollege Nursery School, and countless children who were blessed to be in her classroom. More than anything else, she treasured her family, especially her beloved granddaughter. Jo’s smile and positive demeanour lit up every room she entered and stayed with you long after she left. The joy she brought to the world will remain in our hearts forever.
Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life are her children, Derek (Alissa) Proc and Kristin Proc; her granddaughter, Riley; her extended family; and her many friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, Michael Proc; her father, Gordon “Shorty” Ross; her mother, Irene Brennan; and her sister, Colleen Ross.
Jo’s family would like to extend a huge thank-you to Ramsey “Rambo” for all of his help.
In lieu of flowers, please engage in a random act of kindness in Jo’s honour.
With respect for Jo’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555