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August 7, 1935 — February 16, 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Joan.

Joan was predeceased by her husband Dr. Fred Ollinik; parents Don and Faith Brickwood; and brother Jim. Joan will be fondly remembered by daughter Jill; son Steven (Dale); granddaughter Jessica; and grandson William.

Joan was one of a kind. Her humour and generosity will never be forgotten. So many memories of fun times with friends and family. She will be missed.

A private family interment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Joan’s memory to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, kidney.ca

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  • Sandra Penny says:

    My condolences on your loss of your mother and grandmother. We valued her as a member our cottage community and our ladies golf club and will miss the joy she brought to our social gatherings. Kind regards, Sandra and family

  • John and Ingrid Friesen says:

    Dear Jill and Steven ,
    Our condolences to you on the loss of your Mom.
    Coming from Morden, we have lots of warm and funny memories of her both in Morden and a few in Hawaii. We are now living in Kelowna as well and will try to give you a call Jill.

  • Paul and Laurel Cashman says:

    Our deepest condolences to Jill and the entire Ollinik family on the passing of Joan.
    We will always fondly remember how Joan and Dr. Fred welcomed us for a week to their beautiful and gracious Morden home. The warmth of their hospitality was like a friendly hug. We were treated to a golf cart tour of Morden, a fascinating historic tour of Winnipeg, and a delightful evening cruising on the Red River. We have happy memories of Joan and her joy hosting family and friends around a beautifully set table as conversations flowed and guests enjoyed her delicious dishes.
    At this difficult time, it is a comfort to know Joan is at peace with Fred once again at her side.

  • Doug & Myrna Graham says:

    Our thoughts & sympathy go out to Jill, Steven& family in the loss of your Mom, Joan. We have missed her at Clear Lake the last few years & have asked about her activity.
    We have many fond memories of Joan & Fred & our connection in Hawaii, & at the Lake . Joan expressed her ideas without hesitation & was very funny! We enjoyed her sense of humour & her company. We will miss seeing her again ! Sincere regrets to her family from the Graham’s .

  • Verne Reimer says:

    Hello Jill & Steven:
    I are saddened by the loss of your Mother Joan. I offer my sincere sympathy, and I share your grief. Let the memories fill your mind, warm your hearts, and lead you through this time of sorrow. My memories of you Mom and Dad remain very strong, although a little dated by now. Nonetheless, I really got a kick out of both of them – they were both very friendly, generous and unique in many, many ways. I wish you all the best and offer you my support at this challenging time. Verne Reimer

  • George & Ella Martens says:

    We are sad to hear of Joan’s passing. Our condolences to you, Jill and Steven. Your Dad was our much appreciated dentist. May God be your comfort at this time.

  • Nettie (Zacharias) Janzen says:

    Hi Jill & Steven, Saw with sadness that your Mom has passed on. So sorry for your loss. I knew your parents all my life, first with your Dad being our dentist and then my employer. Many happy years, and at work is where I got to know Joan. We enjoyed many Christmas celebrations at their home and she was really talented at that. Also her creativity in opening the little Kitchen & Bath gift shop. Whenever she came into the clinic it was never just “Hi there” but she always greeted you by name and asked how one was. I think of them often when I drive by their house on Main Street. Sending my sincerest sympathies on your loss. I’m sure she will be missed. Take care ❤️

  • Lainey falkingham says:

    Joanie was part of our “burger and beer gang” of ladies at Gallaghers and her wry sense of humour will be missed. My deepest sympathy to Jill and Steven and family

  • Vernon & Hazel Vincent says:

    Jill, Steven, Dale, Jessica and William. Our deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of your mother and grandmother. Your mother was a wonderful lady. We have so many good memories of the time we spent with your mom, dad and the two of you, Jill and Steven. Cherish your memories and may they give you comfort now and the days ahead. Vernon, Hazel, Murray, Jeanette & James

  • Karen Krueger says:

    Jill & Steve. Just heard of your Mom’s passing and wished to offer my condolences to you all. So many great memories of all of you during your time in Morden.. I still drive by your old home and think of the good times we had. May those memories and many more be kept close in your heart.

  • Jack Riediger says:

    Jill and Steven, so sorry to hear about your Mom. Lots of great memories and good times. Take care.

  • Joanne Heppner says:

    Dear Jill & Steven – I was saddened to hear of the passing of your mom. Our family got to know your family as your dad was a ‘boarder’ in our home in Morden before he married. Your family became special to the Heppner family. In more recent years my sister Cheryl and I would happen to meet Joan at Clear Lake when we vacationed there. Cherish the memories of a well-loved woman!

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