Joanne CHAFE

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CHAFE, Joanne
Passed peacefully away on Friday, February 17th, 2012 at the age of 60. Predeceased by her husband Jan Kolaczek in 1999, by her mother Philomena in 2001 and her father Gerald in 2004.
Leaving to mourn is her sister Carolyn Green and her brother Frank Chafe (wife Linda). Cherished aunt of Randal Power, Joanna Green, Erika Chafe (fiancé Mitchell Stead) and Mark Chafe all of St. John's, Newfoundland. Joanne is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. After working with the Roman Catholic School Board in St. John's, Newfoundland, as a Religious Education Coordinator, Joanne worked for 37 years in the National Office of Religious Education of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. She served as President of the Religious Education Association of the United States and Canada. Joanne was very well respected and admired by her peers for her competency and professionalism. She will be sadly missed by many friends and co-workers.
Family and friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home, 585 Somerset Street West (Centretown) Monday, February 20, 2012 and Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at Annunciation of the Lord Church (2414 Ogilvie Road ) for Mass of Christian Funeral at 11 a.m. Interment will take place at a later date in St. John's, Newfoundland. In Memoriam donations to a charity of choice are appreciated.


Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, 2012
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