Mrs. Joan Conrad

Mrs. Joan Anita Conrad (Zaroski)

Wednesday, July 28th, 1943 - Monday, April 8th, 2019
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It is with profound sadness that the family of Joan Conrad announces her passing at home on Monday, April 8, 2019 at the age of 75 with her family and longtime friend Pat Way by her side.

Joan was born in Fort William, Ontario on July 28, 1943 to John and Violet Zaroski. She married Robert in 1963. She had a short career at Simpson Sears, this changed with the start of her family to which she devoted herself fully. She was a member of Tops since 1975 and throughout her years she was involved in the Church of the Ascension, swimming, line dancing, making pierogies with the church, Zumba at Movati, weekly movie night with the girls and going to the casino. Mom also had several coffee groups over the years, most recently with the gang at Coney Island.

Together, her and Bob enjoyed many travels including Freddy's Tours and their yearly trips to Barbados. Summers were spent at MacKenzie Beach where mom spoiled us with her fancy sandwiches, homemade donuts (of course on the hottest day) and Donna’s Dip, to name one of many.

Joan was a supportive and loving mother and grandmother who was always surrounded by many friends and made many life-long relationships.

Survived by her husband of 55 years, Bob; daughters, Christine (Gary) Young and Cynthia (Brian Phillips); grandchildren, Christian and Cassidy and brother, John Zaroski.

She was predeceased by her parents.

Mom spoke highly of the care she received from the Cancer Clinic, Dr. Faghih, Dr. Simpson, Dr. Del Paggio, Dr. Anthes, Gabby her home nurse who was supportive throughout her illness. Art DeCorte for his valued friendship and chauffeuring. Pat Way who came to help and be with Mom until the end and to St. Joseph's Care Group for their support with our Dad.

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Joan Conrad will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 1:00pm in the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Holy Cross. Interment will follow in Mountainview Cemetery at a later date. The WESTFORT CHAPEL, 420 West Gore Street at James in care of arrangements.

If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northern Cancer Fund or the Alzheimer Society.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, April 12th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Friday, April 12th, 2019 1:00pm
    Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Holy Cross
    415 Victoria Avenue West
  • Interment

    Mountainview Cemetery
    Out Hwy 61, right to Broadway Ave
    Interment will take place at a later date.
  • Reception

    Church Hall


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Erin Traer

Posted at 11:41am
Sending love and condolences to you Christine, Cynthia and my Godfather Robert on the passing of my wonderful and dear Godmother Joannie. A life time of memories to cherish.
Know now that she is at rest.

Paula Zaroski Chorney

Posted at 12:39pm
My sincere condolences to the Conrad Family. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

sandra josephsom

Posted at 10:46am
To the Conrad Family
Our deepest condolences to you on the passing of Joan. She was a wonderful mom and person. She and I went all through high school together and we reconnected on some of Freddies trips and spent time together. We will miss her at the Coney on Sat. You have many wonderful memories of her as evidenced by the nice obituary. May she rest in peace. Sincerely Sandra and Elving Josephson

Bernice jeffries

Posted at 10:41pm
Heart felt condolences to the Conrad family on their loss. Joan was a wonderful person and a great friend , she will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time.
Love from Bernice , Butch and Crystal Jeffries

Dan Zaroski

Posted at 02:02pm
My sincerely condolences to the Conrad Family. Fond memories of Joan, Bob and the girls when our families would chat after church at Church of the Ascension. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Dan Zaroski

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