Joan Farraway passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021 at the Southwood Hospice at the age of 86 years. She will be dearly missed by her husband Richard “Dick” Farraway; four children Jo-Ann Newall (John), Kris Farraway, David Farraway and Sara-Lynn Farraway (Paul Kyrytow); Six grandchildren Jason, Karly, Kyle, Stevie-Lynn, Zach and Sam; twelve great-grandchildren; a brother James Macleod (Carmen); and extended family and friends.
Joan was predeceased by a daughter Nancy Huntley in 2017; and four sisters Margaret, Mona, Mae and Gail.
Joan was born and raised in Montreal. At age 18 she met Richard and after a short courtship they were married. Richard’s work in the RCAF took them to Germany, Sea Island, BC, Trenton, ON and Cold Lake, AB before they settled in Calgary. They have resided in Sarcee Meadows for 50 years where Joan had many close friends. She loved to quilt, engage in genealogy, cook and bake for family and friends. She loved African Violets and founded the Stampede City African Violet Society which continues to thrive. Joan could be found caring for many people in her community. She loved her membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed her many callings. More than anything, Joan had a deep and abiding love for her husband and family which she demonstrated throughout her life. We will remember her as a selfless, accepting and kind soul, and will miss her dearly.
A small private funeral service will be held for Joan on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10:00 am, which will be live broadcast at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84790257246.