Joanne Barbara Tomnuk (March 15, 1951 – October 7, 2021)

Joanne Barbara Tomnuk, formerly of Spirit River, Alberta and resident of Surrey, British Columbia, passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 7, 2021, at the age of 70.

Joanne was born in Padew, Poland and moved to Canada at the age of 9.  She married Willie Tomnuk on August 8, 1971 after a quick courtship.  They farmed together in Wonderland until 2010 when they moved to Surrey to be close to their family. They were blessed with two children and three grandchildren, with whom she spent her retirement cooking and doing crafts.

Joanne will be dearly missed by her husband Willie and her children: Christine and husband Jason; Myron and wife Darcie and grandchildren Noah, Taya and Gioia; brothers Al (Donna) and Casey.

Joanne was predeceased by her mother Anna, father Walter, brother Stanley, father-in-law Bill, mother-in-law Lucy and brother-in-law Roger.

Donations can be made in memory to Peace Arch Hospital Foundation

A funeral service will be held by invite only, due to COVID-19 restrictions, at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Central in Surrey B.C.; Intermittent at a later date.

Joanne’s service can be viewed virtually on Friday, October 15th, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. BC time, (11:00 a.m. Alberta) at