Joan  Dunkley

Obituary of Joan Dunkley

Joan Denise Dunkley, wife, mother, grandma, sister and friend, 67, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 17th, 2022. She was born September 19th, 1954 in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England.

Joan was a huge sports fan who adored her Calgary Flames, the Calgary Stampeders and the Miami Dolphins. Joan loved to volunteer her time with the Holden Museum and Holden Library boards. Joan was tiny in stature but had the worlds biggest heart. She was a “second mum” to so many and always had a warm cup of tea and a listening ear for anyone who needed one. When Joan wasn’t helping others, she could be found curled up in her chair with her dog (Zea) and cat, (Lucy), always with a good book and hot coffee in hand.

Joan was predeceased by her mother Enid Hand, her father Roy Robinson and niece Clair Williams.

She is survived by her loving husband Neil Dunkley of 38 years; children Jonelle Dunkley of Sherwood Park, Chris Dunkley (Kayla) of Calgary; grandchildren Liam & Shane McBride; siblings Janet (Barry) Williams of Plymouth, England, Patricia (David) Linden of Standard and Leslie (Chris) Hand of Calgary; Joan is further survived by nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins and other relatives and friends who she loved dearly. 

The private family funeral ceremony to celebrate Joan’s life will be held at Weber Funeral Home in Tofield, on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022. The family has made arrangements for a video upload for those who wish to watch Joan’s celebration of life. The video will be posted at after the funeral.

A reception will follow the private service, starting at 4:00pm and will be held at the Holden Community Hall  4919 49 Ave, Holden. The reception is open to anyone who wishes to attend and celebrate Joanie’s beautiful life.

If friends and family so desire, memorial tributes in Joan’s name can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society: 55 St. Clair Ave West, Suite 500, Toronto, ON M4V 2Y7 Ph. 1-888-939-3333 Society at 

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