It is with deep sadness that we announce that our beloved mom, Joan Kyrylchuk, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2012 with her five children at her side at the age of 76 years. Joan was born on the family farm in Tribune on May 3, 1936. She spent her early years living on the farm with her parents and with her grandma and cousins in Tribune where she attended school. On December 28, 1954, she married Nick Kyrylchuk and enjoyed 55 years of married life with him. They made their home in Tribune for many years where they raised their five children. In 1975, they moved five miles north of Tribune to take over the Johnson farm where they continued living until they retired to Weyburn in 2005. Joan loved living in her condo in Weyburn but health issues required a move to Regina in the spring of 2012. She adjusted to life in Regina so well and we were all so proud of her. Joan was a quiet woman with incredible strength. Her life revolved around her family and her faith. She loved spending time on the family farm, working with her mom and her kids in the garden. Whenever we see lilacs and gladiolas, we will think of mom as these were her favorite flowers. She was a devout Catholic and was incredibly proud of playing the organ at mass for over 50 years. Her membership in the CWL was very important to her and she was still a current member. Joan spent many hours sewing and baking for her family. She loved watching sports, especially football, and attended the Rider games for many years. Joan was predeceased by her parents, J. Oscar and Mary Johnson and her husband Nick Kyrylchuk. She is survived by her children: Beverly (Norm) Johnson, David Kyrylchuk, James Kyrylchuk, Doris (Kevin) Aasen, and Joann (Murray) Bartley; grandchildren: Dustin (Janelle), Roman, Kayla (Jason), David, Amber (Curtis); great grandchildren Nykolas, Jayce, Kaybri, Kymberly, and Leah; brothers and sisters-in-law: Mike Kyrylchuk, Stella Campbell, Mary Hallick, Joy Janeczko, Johnny (Roberta) Kyrylchuk, and Elizabeth (John) Franks; numerous nieces and nephews. Prayers were held at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church on Monday, October 8. The funeral mass was held at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Tribune with Fr. Gerry Bauche, celebrant. Interment followed at the Tribune Cemetery. The pallbearers were Carolyn Cox, Jerome Ernst, Duane Johnson, Marie Tytlandsvik, Glenn Walkeden, and Mickey Woodard. The honorary pallbearers were Grandma’s (Great Grandma’s) pride and joy, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. For family and friends so wishing, donations in memory of Joan may be made to the Arthritis Society, 2550-12th Avenue, Suite 110, Regina, SK, S4R 3X1. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Weyburn, (848-0333 ~ 1-888-848-0333). Expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to our website at www.rdfamilymemorialchapel.com. “Our family serving your family”.