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Joan Anne Mills aged 94 years of Moose Jaw, SK, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 18th, 2023. She was predeceased by her husband, William “Bud” Mills in 1992; and sister, Betty Biddell in 2020. Joan will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Sandy (John) and Diane (Brian); grandchildren: Marcus (Kim), Kristy (Kayla), Kyle (Kari), Jen (Jon), and Evan; and great-grandchildren: Kenzlee, Lennon, Charlee, and Kenna.

There was nothing Joan loved more than a frosty mug with an ice cold beer. Every spring she looked forward to loading the bus for the ladies annual shopping trip. It was a running joke that Joan would outlast her daughters and be the first to meet for happy hour to discuss who got the best deals of the weekend.

Joan was extremely fond of nature and had a love for beautiful flowers. She found her happy place in her daughter Diane’s backyard sanctuary! It truly was her favourite place to sit and visit with her family and enjoy the day.

Nothing brought Joan more joy than her grandchildren, from going to their sporting events, to baking ice cream pails of sugar cookies for each of them and making their favourite poached eggs on toast for breakfast. She hosted sleepovers, had pizza parties, made root beer floats, and everyone’s favourite brownies. A cherished memory is walking everywhere with the kids and always taking the bus home.

After Bud passed away, Joan kept her adventurous spirit and travelled the USA and also an exciting trip to Portugal. She loved her summer visits to Regina Beach as it took her down memory lane, especially the fish and chips at Butlers.  

Just like her sister Betty, Joan was an avid sports fan. She had season tickets to the Moose Jaw Warriors, followed the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and hosted a few Grey Cup parties in her home.

Joan lived her life in full bloom and always expressed her love and gratitude to all!  

Thank you to Crescent Park Villa for your care and compassion over the years.

There is a destiny that makes us brothers,
None goes his way alone.
All that you put into the lives of others, 
Comes back into your own.

Cheers to Mom and a life well lived!

In keeping with Joan’s wishes there will be no Funeral Service held, rather, celebrate Joan with your memories of her. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Joan’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Cara Ashworth Funeral Director 306-693-4550

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