PROVENCHER, Joanne Joyce RN (Reeves)


Joanne Provencher(Dec. 5, 1934 – June 24, 2015) Peacefully at the Blind River District Health Centre.

Joanne Provencher of Iron Bridge , beloved wife of the late Phillip Provencher. Loving mother of Ann Keller (Brian) of Foxwarren, Manitoba, and David Provencher of Sault Ste. Marie. Grandmother of Julie Keller (Josh) of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Alyssa (Chris) and Sarah Provencher of Sault Ste. Marie. Great-grandmother of Jennifer and Nicholas. Daughter of the late Thora and Clive Reeves. Daughter-in-law of the late Blanche and Lester Provencher. Sister of the Gil Reeves (Linda) of Iron Bridge and the late Faye Eaket (Ross). Joey was an aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Joey was respected by those with whom she worked, and the many area patients for whom she cared in her long nursing career in Blind River, at the hospital and Mississaugi First Nation.

Joey’s family would like to express their gratitude to her stalwart friends, Irma Poliquin and Bobby Beharriell, who provided the support that allowed her to remain in her home as long as was practically possible during her illness.

The family would also like to express their gratitude to Dr. Barnes and the nursing staff who cared for Joey.

A memorial service will be held at St James The Greater Catholic Church, Blind River on Monday June 29, 2015 at 11 am followed by a reception in the church hall.

Donations to the Blind River District Health Centre gratefully accepted.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Menard Funeral Home Blind River.