Jun 14th 1954 — May 5th 2023 (68 years)
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Joan Edith Mollenhauer (nee Wasylenko). Joan was born on June 14, 1954 and passed away on May 5, 2023. Joan had a tough battle with cancer over a period of 11 months. She was taken far too soon. Joan was born and raised and lived her entire life in Regina, Saskatchewan. She attended Sacred Heart Elementary School and Marian High School. She studied nursing and worked at the Plains Health Centre in Cardiology for many years. Joan married Bill Mollenhauer on June 23, 1984. They had two boys, Michael and Robert(Raelynn). Joan’s passion was golf and she was a very consistent player. Joan won the Ladies Club Championship a total of five times. She was the Ladies Club Champion three times at the Royal Regina Golf Club and twice at Deer Valley Golf Club, earning her own parking spot. Joan and Bill enjoyed the game together and golfed almost every day after retirement. In the winter months, Joan enjoyed the sport of curling. In recent years, the winter months were spent on Vancouver Island. Joan also enjoyed art and crafts. She was very creative and could invent pictures and objects out of many treasures found in nature or from the dump at Kannata Valley. Joan loved to create so much that she had her own “studio” beside the cottage. As well as being artistic, she loved to be outside watching and feeding the birds, gardening, boating, and walking or observing the changing skies. Visits from her boys, Michael and Robert were always a highlight. Joan is survived by Bill, her husband of 39 years, her children Michael and Robert, her sister Sylvia, and brother Mark. She was predeceased by her father John T. Wasylenko and mother Edith (Pieper). There will be a private funeral for the immediate family. Joan’s Urn will be indoors in the St. Anthony Mausoleum at the Regina Funeral Home. Joan will be greatly missed as a wife, mother, and sister. In lieu of flowers please donate to Pasqua Hospital Palliative Care.
Notes of Condolences about Joan
Lynda & Thomas McKendry
8 days ago
Joan's sister, Sylvia, is a close friend and "bestie" of mine dating back many years....needless to say, ourselves and our families celebrated many holidays, weddings, showers and other special events together. We shared milestones, and created fond memories dating back to the 60's. Sylvia and I attended school in the U.S., and I had the good fortune of spending some fun times with Joan after Sylvia graduated and left Regina. Certain weekends would find us enjoying a drink and a dance or two at the at the "Old Gold," the most popular nightclub in Regina at the time! Eventually, we three went our separate ways, and Joan pursued her nursing career. We shared many laughs and I SO enjoyed her dry wit....she kept me in stitches of laughter, at times very difficult to conceal. And, ah yes!! She had a certain "look" which accompanied her jokes, along with a twinkle in her eye, a smile, and a hint of sarcasm ever so funny...."if" you were able to catch it!
We lost touch over the years, yet I am thankful that the miles have not erased the memories of our youth....so rest in peace, my friend....and I will never forget that 'twinkle' in your eye!
16 days ago
Joan was definitely a consistent golfer - I always said she shot 85 every time we played. She was a wonderful nurse and gentle soul. She will be missed.
16 days ago
Our heartfelt condolences to Joan’s family from the women of the Royal Regina Golf Club. May Joan rest in peace. She will be missed by many.
16 days ago
Joan and I went to elementary school together at Sacred Heart and then again for high school at Marion. I still have pictures of a birthday party from grade 2. She was a sweetie then, and always.
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