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Joanne Gruenewald

October 12, 1929 — March 20, 2023


Joanne (Hanne) Gruenewald,  passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 20, 2023 at the age of 93.

A kind and thoughtful soul, Joanne will be missed and remembered by the many lives she touched.

Joanne was born in Czechoslovakia and moved to Canada from Germany with her husband Karlheinz in 1955. She was an accomplished Haute Couture seamstress and continued to create beautiful crafts throughout her life, most of which she gifted to extended family and friends.

An avid and skilled gardener and fierce animal lover, Joanne was dedicated to, and comforted by her many pets over the years.

Joanne is predeceased by her beloved husband Karlheinz. She was a loving mother to Ralph (Suzie Fournier) and Tanja (Michael Mackin), a dedicated grandmother to Kevin, Karl (Tasia Craig) and Bianca (Noah Belliveau) and a proud great grandmother to Aurelia Gruenewald.

A celebration of life will be held in July in Ottawa and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ottawa Humane Society or Ottawa Therapy Dogs.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Joanne Gruenewald, please visit our flower store.


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