Our church family mourns the loss of Joan Ongaro, who passed away April 20th. We will host a celebration of Joan's life on Saturday April 25, 11am in the Sanctuary. Join us in praying for and supporting Max and their family in this time of grieving.
Passed from this earth into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on April 20, 2015 at the age of 72 years. Joan was born, along with her twin Jean, on January 31, 1943 in Mattawa, Ontario to Sidney & Colette Turcotte. They were the eldest of 11 children. Joan grew up mostly in Mattawa, Ontario, then left for Toronto where she met her lifelong love and companion, Max, from Summerland, BC. They were married in 1963 and moved to Rutland in 1968, where they raised their 3 children Denise (Monty) Scott, Dana (Doug) Howe and Dean (Kate) Ongaro.