In Memory Of


Joan Mary Frances Spruyt

Sep 22, 1929 - Mar 23, 2021


Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Due to COVID restrictions, a private family funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 31.


Sylvan Lake Cemetery


Obituary for Joan Spruyt:

Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on September 22, 1929 and died in Sylvan Lake, Alberta on March 23, 2021 at the age of 91 years.

Joan led a full and interesting life. She enjoyed doing many different hobbies and crafts but most of all she enjoyed her family. She especially delighted in her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Predeceased by her husband of more than 63 years, Tony, in 2017 and daughter Dorothy in 2019.

Joan will be greatly missed by her family Joanie Gilchrist (Robin), Frank Spruyt (Barb), Mary Anne Deines, Ed Spruyt (Karen), Leslie Nillo (Lorne) and son-in-law Daryl Mindach as well as 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

She will also be missed by her sister Eva Skusa and a large extended family.

Due to COVID restrictions, a private family funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 31.

Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 887-2151


Carol Baragar:

Joan was a volunteer and then a resident at the Seniors Lodge in Sylvan, where I worked with Resident Services. She was not just a resident but a talented, friendly, caring lady and a friend. I still have the many cards she handcrafted for me with much thoughtfullness. We both loved crafting and I am sure our sewing rooms are identical. I truly enjoyed the many chats we had, and her sense of humor. A wonderful lady who gave me some good memories.

Jack and Leona Spruyt:

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Inga Skusa:

Tante Jo, far away across the Big Pond, but always close, in my heart. I have met her quite a few times, and loved her wit, her dry humour and the way she cared for everyone around her. During my first trip to Canada, I got to spend a few weeks with her and Oom Tony on Vancouver Island. It was a great time and an eyeopener: I got to know my mom's big sister. We corresponded a lot, she was such a lovely and caring person, and that shone through in all her letters. In 2009 mom and I went to Canada for tte Jo's 80th and were surprised by the whole family with a quadruple birthday, my 40th, Lesley's 50th, Eva's (mom) 70th and Jo's 80th. The BEST birthday ever!
I will remember her with fondness and a smile, albeit a sad one. And I will miss her, but know in my heart that she is up in heaven with Oom Tony, her siblings and Dorothy. Her light on earth will now shine in the heavens.

I wish I could be there for you all, to give you a hug and reminisce together. Strength for you all in the coming days, you are in my thoughts.

Marcel Pouliot and family:

Our deepest condolences to all of you. May your happy memories be with you for all time. God bless

Nick & Ellen van Ogtrop-de Ruiter and children:

Our condolences to the family, we wish you all the strength you need - draw on the happy memories, we certainly will. I and we have many endearing memories over the years and am/are so grateful that we were able to share so much time with Spruyts, Sr.
We will remember tante Jo fondly, she will be missed...<3

Lisa Sweet:

Sending condolences to Mary Ann, you were so very dedicated to your mom, I could see the love you both had, hugs to you at this difficult time.

Harvey Buit:

My most sincere condolences to the family of Joan. I did maintenance at Sylvan Lake Lodge during the time your mom was there and it was a pleasure to get to know her and enjoyed occasional visits. My Dad (John Buit) was there also for a time and got to know her as well. They had very similar backgrounds. I think it quite ironic that they pass away the same day. Maybe they will see each other in heaven - only God knows.
May God bless and care for you as you continue on without your mom.

Sharon Tutt and Family:

How very sad to lose your Mother We were all such great friends when you lived in Three Hills. Joan was such a kind and most generous women. She was the very best Wife,Mother and Friend, you shall miss her dearly. So many great memories together as we both raised our children in fun,at your home,at the church , the school and of course babysitting. Our sincere sympathies go out to all of you in your loss. May God's perpetual light shine upon her and may her soul rest in peace, Much love Sharon Tutt

Colleen Kozy:

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a grand lady! As kids she always made us feel so welcome in her home and I treasure those memories.

Mary Keenan :

So sorry to here about the loss of Joan, had many a fun times with you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May Joan Rest In Peace.

Peter van Ogtrop:

Dear aunty Jo, dear family,
I am sad my God-mother is gone.
I am happy to have known her on her many visits to Holland and my visit to Canada. She, as well as her husband Tony, were, inspite of distance, very connected and close at hart for every one they knew.
You will bd missed.
You will be remembered.
Have a good journey up.
We'll meet again.

Samantha Munro:

Oma was one of the most kindest and extraordinary people on earth. Even though I was young, I enjoyed every moment I got to spend with her and I’m so happy I got to know her for so long. I love you all and you’re in my hearts during this time.

Jennifer Munro :

My deepest condolences. Joan was a beautiful soul and I feel blessed to have known her for the time I did. My thoughts have been with you all. xo

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