Mrs. Linda "Joanne" Wehrstedt, a resident of Thunder Bay, Ontario, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2022 at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. Joanne started her work career at Lakehead University Library where she met her husband Glen of 47 years marriage.
Her work career progressed to work at her parents Kelly's Nutrition health food store, K-Mart Canada, Sears Health and Fitness. The final position of Food Demonstrator for Sara Consulting was most satisfying as she interacted with many people and became friends.
Camping and shopping trips to Duluth and Caribbean Cruises were some of her favorite events. Her volunteering at Grandview Lodge - Home for The Aged earned an Exceptional Achievement Award by the City of Thunder Bay for Distinguished Contribution to the Community of Thunder Bay. She was a very caring, family oriented person.
Joanne will be remembered by her husband Glen, sons Paul, Michael and Sam, grandchildren Ella Rose, Cole and Chloe, brothers and sisters Susan (Oscar Bortuzzo), Colleen (Otto Muhl), John Kelly (Helen), Larry Kelly (Christie), parents Gay and Larry Kelly, brothers and sisters-in-law John and Irene Wehrstedt, Leo and Carol Wehrstedt, Wayne and Gwen Wehrstedt, Wendy and Keith Irvine and Roy Wehrstedt. Numerous nieces and nephews are also survived. Joanne is predeceased by her brother Danny Kelly.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022, when family and friends will gather for Funeral Mass at 11:00am, at St. Patrick's Cathedral celebrated by Rev. Msgr. P.M. Stilla V.G. Interment will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, from 6 - 8 pm in the Blake Funeral Chapel.
If friends desire, memorials to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.