Joan Bauman

Joan Sylvia Bauman

1937 - 2022

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Joan Sylvia Bauman


Joan Bauman of Camrose, Alberta, formerly of Gwynne, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. 


Joan was the youngest of six children born to Rudolph and Emilie Hirsekorn and raised west of Leduc, near the Grace (Gnadenthal) Lutheran church.


Left to mourn her passing and cherish her memory are her husband Emil Bauman; daughter Kim (Jonathan) Barkwell; grandchildren Ryan Barkwell and Michaela (Jordon) Hoffman, and numerous extended family and friends.


Joan and Emil married on July 27, 1962 and lived in Edmonton for two years before buying a farm north of Gwynne in 1964.  This marked the start of 52 years of hard but rewarding work which fostered a strong connection to place and community.  It was common for neighbours to drop by for a quick visit and a coffee, perhaps have a game of crib or two.  Joan was an excellent cook and baker and always ensured no one left the yard hungry. She also loved her flower and vegetable gardens and took great pride in maintaining the farm yard. 


Joan and Emil moved to Camrose in 2016 and soon found a new community of friends in their neighbourhood.  Retirement provided more opportunities to play cards and strengthen connections. 


Joan will be remembered by many for her caring, loving heart.


Joan was predeceased by her parents, siblings and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.


Due to Alberta Health Restrictions, a private family service was held.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or to the Fibromyalgia Association Canada.