Kaluza, Joan

Kaluza, Joan

February 26th, 2019

Passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, in London, Ontario. Beloved wife of the late Henry for 58 years. Loving mother of Karen (Rob) Wong of Georgetown, Ontario; Donald (Darcey) Kaluza of Victoria, B.C.; and David (Tika) Kaluza of Cambridge, Ontario. Loved sister of Jack Mitchell of Burlington, and Jim (Gayle) of Burlington. Dear Nana of Adrian (Lyndsey), Brendan, Trevor, Christopher (Christina), Amanda, Scott, Heather, Glenn, Nika, and Graham (Hannah). Proud "Great-Nana" to Melanie, Camilla, Ava, and Esse. Will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Jack and Mary Mitchell; and sisters, May Bottrell, Frieda Groleau, Agnes Couse, and Peggy Kershaw. Joan will be well remembered at Oakridge Presbyterian Church and personal groups such as the Out to Lunch Bunch, the YMCA, and Quilters Guild. Joan loved to quilt and her work is proudly on display by family members and many of her friends in the community. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Caroline Despard, Tom Kontio, Lilly Beth Colindres, and all the caregivers at University Hospital and Horizon Place. A Celebration of Joan’s Life will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment at a later date at Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Joan are asked to consider Diabetes Canada. 

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Nancy MartinJoan, I will miss your wonderful smile, sunny disposition and positive out-look on everything. You taught me to quilt in a class you volunteered for and set-up. We will meet again....and maybe my quilt will be finished by then! My condolences to all your family - that you were so proud of. peace, joy and love, Nancy
Maggie Robinson So sorry to lose this sweet lady, I met Joan through the Oxford Quilt Guild many many years ago. Joans work was outstanding and her quilts were works of art, She also gave the best hugs! I will miss you. Maggie Robinson
Bob and Ruth Philip Bob and I were taken under Joan and Hank's wings. Joan even taught me to smock.Her great energy and enthusiasm kept so many friends laughing and having great fun.She will be greatly missed.We send our love to Karen,Donald and David as we recall so many great times with the Kaluza family.
Craig & Lisa LesurfDave, Tika and Family our condolences for your loss. Joan sounded like a special lady and know that you will miss her. Our deepest sympathies.
Brenda LobraicoMy Aunt Joan was always a lot of fun. I will always remember her smile and sense of humour. My deepest sympathy to my cousins Karen (Rob), Donald (Darcey), David (Tika) and families. She will be deeply missed. Love cuz Brenda
Bev.CouseJoan, I will miss our long chats---dogs, birds, chipmunks, neighbours, colours, textures, bargains, family---all had focus.You were always interested in others' doings, and very proud of your own family's accomplishments.Your love of colour was I believe spiritually rooted, and a lifelong passion.Your smile, laugh and deep listening ability are already missed.Hugs to cousins Karen, David and Don and their families.
Grace WongMy kids were very blessed to have a loving Nana who made sure they knew they were loved. Joan was kind and thoughtful and made sure she took time to visit with us when she came to Vancouver Island and made time for the kids when they visited in Ontario. I am very grateful to Joan for her love and support for Christopher and Amanda. I know she was very proud of them. She will be deeply missed but will be well remembered. I know she will always be watching over her family. My thoughts and prayers are with the Kaluza family.
Barbara Gray, Cathy Gongos (Gray), Anne Cannon (Gray)On behalf of the Gray family. We are very sorry for your family's loss. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy at this difficult time.
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