It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Joan Edith Mollenhauer (nee Wasylenko). Joan was born on June 14, 1954 and passed away on May 5, 2023. Joan had a tough battle with cancer over a period of 11 months. She was taken far too soon.
Joan was born and raised and lived her entire life in Regina, Saskatchewan. She attended Sacred Heart Elementary School and Marian High School. She studied nursing and worked at the Plains Health Centre in Cardiology for many years.
Joan married Bill Mollenhauer on June 23, 1984. They had two boys, Michael and Robert(Raelynn).
Joan’s passion was golf and she was a very consistent player. Joan won the Ladies Club Championship a total of five times. She was the Ladies Club Champion three times at the Royal Regina Golf Club and twice at Deer Valley Golf Club, earning her own parking spot. Joan and Bill enjoyed the game together and golfed almost every day after retirement. In the winter months, Joan enjoyed the sport of curling. In recent years, the winter months were spent on Vancouver Island.
Joan also enjoyed art and crafts. She was very creative and could invent pictures and objects out of many treasures found in nature or from the dump at Kannata Valley. Joan loved to create so much that she had her own “studio” beside the cottage. As well as being artistic, she loved to be outside watching and feeding the birds, gardening, boating, and walking or observing the changing skies. Visits from her boys, Michael and Robert were always a highlight.
Joan is survived by Bill, her husband of 39 years, her children Michael and Robert, her sister Sylvia, and brother Mark. She was predeceased by her father John T. Wasylenko and mother Edith (Pieper).
There will be a private funeral for the immediate family. Joan’s Urn will be indoors in the St. Anthony Mausoleum at the Regina Funeral Home.
Joan will be greatly missed as a wife, mother, and sister.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Pasqua Hospital Palliative Care.