Joanne Baldassi

Baldassi, Joanne, of Rossland, BC passed away April 6, 2011 at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. She was born on December 22, 1947 in Rossland, BC.

Joanne worked as a nurse for many years including as manager of the operating rooms in Mater Misericordiae, Rossland, and Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. She served as coordinator of the Stroke Recovery Club, director to the Kootenay Mountaineering Club, founder of the Friends of the Rossland Museum, and a Ranger Leader for four years with the Girl Guides of Canada. Joanne loved gardening and cats.

She is survived by her mother, Jo Slywka, partner Laurie and a multitude of friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joanne’s name to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Foundation, 1200 Hospital Bench Road, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 or to a charity of one’s choice. Al Grywacheski of Personal Alternative Funeral Services “Carberry’s Chapel” is entrusted with arrangements.

A celebration of Joanne’s life will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 11:00 at the Trail Legion Hall at 2141 Columbia Avenue.

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