December 26th, 1947 -November 6th, 2019



On November 6th, 2019, at the age of 71 our beloved Wife, Ma, Gma, Family and Friend Joan passed away after a courageous battle with congestive heart failure at St Boniface Hospital.


Survived by her family that she cherished with everything she had: Husband Chuck Ferris, Children Wayne (Darlene), Chantel (Todd), Trevor, Janelle (Mike) and Crystal

Grandchildren – TJ (Allison), Jocelyn (Brett), Alycia (Adrian), Connor, Clayton, Kaelin (Jenna), Tanner, Tyler (Ella), Joshua, Jarren, Jayse and Jaymin.

Great Grandchildren Aiden, Kato, Drey, Jaymee, Carter, Jasper and a new bundle of joy on the way.

Officiating the service Pastor Alan Duncalfe.

Pallbearers Wayne Sawatzky, Trevor Sawatzky, TJ Sawatzky, Connor Sech, Clayton Sech and Kaelin Sawatzky. 

Honourary Pallbearers: Mike Grouix, Tanner Sech, Tyler Sawatzky and Joshua Grouix.


Joan was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Camille and Olive Ouellette. She has a sister Elaine Vanderlip and brother Terry Ouellette. She worked in the Winnipeg School Division #1 since 1988 retired in 2009. She made a lot of friends during her life, and if you were one of her friends you were truly lucky because she treated you like you were her family.


She will be greatly missed by everyone who she has crossed paths with and everyone has felt the impact this has left.


A true legend left this world and left everyone she has taught along the way to carry on her legacy.

You are drinking your tea, playing keno, having some Chinese food, listening to your music, sunshine on your face, hearing all the stories and sitting in your comfortable chair.


The family would like to thank the supporting staff at St Boniface Hospital for the love and care they gave Joan.


Prayers and viewing will be on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Service will be held Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street with Pastor Alan Duncalfe officiating.

Interment will follow in Brookside Cemetery 3001 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg.


One day at time sweet Jesus

that’s all I am asking of you

just give me the strength to do every day what I have to do

Yesterday’s gone sweet Jesus

and tomorrow may never be nigh

Lord help me today show me the way one day at a time


A Mother holds her child’s hand for just a short time, but holds their heart forever 


Prayers & Viewing

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Cropo Funeral Chapel
1442 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


12:00 pm
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Cropo Funeral Chapel
1442 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Pastor Alan Duncalfe officiating


Brookside Cemetery
3001 Notre Dame
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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