Joan Postma



Died peacefully after a sudden aggressive battle with lymphoma in her 72nd year on November 6, 2017 surrounded by her beloved children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at Royal Alexandra Hospital.

Joan was born May 4, 1945 in Groningen, Netherlands and immigrated to Canada with her Mom and Dad and 12 siblings in May 1952.

Joan met her husband, Douwe Postma at a Young People's rally in Edmonton and they married April 15, 1966 when they began their life together. They lived their whole married life together in Edmonton sharing their faith and raising their 8 children whom they adored.

Joan leaves behind her loving and devoted husband Douwe Postma, 7 children, Sandra (Martin) VanHornsveld, Diana (Rick Nelson) Postma, Jeff (Pamela) Postma, Juanita (Shaun) Scott, Carolyn (Darcy) Doorten, Gloriana (Jeremy) Feddema and Mark (Jennifer) Postma as well as 22 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and counting who were her pride and joy.

Joan is predeceased by her son, Stanley Dean Postma (August 1999).

A viewing will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 6-8 pm at Connelly-McKinley Ltd. at 10011-114 Street NW, Edmonton, AB. Joan will be laid to rest at Westlawn Memorial Gardens. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 1 pm at Providence Canadian Reformed Church, 12905-122 Avenue NW, Edmonton.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Unit 5 and the ICU at Royal Alexandra Hospital for the wonderful care they provided to Joan and her family.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations made in Joan's memory to St. Albert Youville (please write your cheque to Covenant Health, Youville Home Greenhouse Project, 9A St. Vital Avenue, St. Albert, AB T8N 1K1) or donate through their website at

In Loving Memory of
Joan Postma
(Maiden: Tams)
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Monday, November 13, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Chapel
10011 - 114 Street
Edmonton, AB
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Funeral Service:
Celebration of Life
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
1:00 PM
Providence Canadian Reformed Church
12905 - 122 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
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