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Of Fort St. John, BC, passed away in Fort St. John on January 27, 2013 at the age of 77. Johanna was born in Warsaw, Poland on May 17, 1935 to loving parents of Johannes and Martha Mielke. Johanna moved to Canada in 1948, grew up in Richmond and spent the majority of her years in the lower mainland of British Columbia. In the fall on October 11, 1958, Johanna married her love, William Boresky in New Westminster, BC. Johanna spent her career as an invoicing clerk at Steele Lumber Company. Johanna is predeceased by her father Johannes Mielke, mother Martha Mielke, sister Ruth Barski and brother Jerry Mielke. Johanna is survived by her husband William Boresky, son Brian Boresky, daughter Diane Puflett, grandson Jeremy Puflett and brother Eric Mielke. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 7 at 2:00 p.m. from Hamre's Funeral Chapel in Fort St. John, BC with an open visitation from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Johanna to the Alzheimer's Society of BC. Condolences may be forwarded through www.hamresfuneral.com
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Feb. 1 to Feb. 3, 2013