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GOMMERINGER

Jo Ann Gommeringer (née Carter) of Edmonton, Alberta passed away unexpectedly, at the age of 80 years, at the Misericordia Community Hospital, Edmonton on Thursday, June 27, 2024, following an extremely short illness of four days.

 

Jo Ann was born on September 8, 1943 in Ingersoll, Ontario to her parents Norman and Hilda (née Freemantle) Carter.  She was raised in Woodstock, Ontario by her paternal grandparents Reginald and Janet Carter.  Jo Ann was predeceased by the love of her life Walter Arnold Gommeringer in 2016, after 32 years of marriage.

 

For many years, Jo Ann loved going camping and fishing with Walter.  Many weekends or weeks were spent in the boat, usually with her out-fishing anyone who was brave enough to take on her challenge.  Jo Ann took great pleasure in winning annual fishing tournaments, all while enjoying good times with friends for 30+ years until Walter passed away.  In their retirement, Jo Ann and Walter enjoyed becoming snowbirds.  They spent their winters camping in Yuma, Arizona, where new friends and long-time relationships were made while they escaped the cold winters of Alberta.


Jo Ann also loved to garden.  She appreciated her flowers and vegetable gardens, which kept her busy in her later years.  She was devoted to sharing her bounty of pickled carrots, relish, and more with her family.  Jo Ann was an active member of the Northwest Edmonton Seniors Society; enjoying weekly bingo, crib events, and card tournaments.  She treasured her friends at the centre, and enjoyed spending time with them.  Jo Ann’s greatest passion in life was her daughters, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren.  Grandma was always there for all of them, and she poured her heart and soul into being a part of their lives. 

 

Jo Ann will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her two daughters Shelley (Eldon) Oulton of Breton, and Sheila Boesch of Edmonton; Walter’s two sons Douglas and James Gommeringer, both of Alberta; as well as her grandchildren George (Brittany) Rolston, Amanda (Christopher) Rolston-Mahon, and Chelsea (Bryan) Kreil; and her great-grandchildren Brayden Kreil, Aspyn Kreil, Rylin Kreil, Alexander Mahon, Oakley Kreil, Patrick Mahon, Haylee Kreil, Ava Jo Mahon, and baby George Rolston.  She will also be lovingly remembered by two brothers Donny and Reg Carter, both of Ontario; in addition to several nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

 

Along with being predeceased by her husband Walter, Jo Ann was also predeceased by her parents, grandparents, and siblings Donna Smith, Sharon Carter, and Connie Vigneault. 

 

The Family extends special thanks to Dr. Nath and the nursing staff of 7 East at the Misericordia Community Hospital for their care and attention to Jo Ann in her final days.

 

With respect for Jo Ann’s wishes, no formal funeral service will be held.  A Private Family Graveside Service will take place in the Breton Cemetery, Breton at a later date.  If desired, memorial donations in Jo Ann’s memory may be made directly to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, 8215 - 112 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta  T6G 2C8 (www.stollerykids.com); or to the Cross Cancer Institute, c/o Alberta Cancer Foundation, 710, 10123 – 99 Street, Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 3H1 (www.albertacancer.ca).  Thoughts and messages to the family may be shared through the condolence area located at the bottom of this page.

 

Cremation Arrangements for the Late Jo Ann Gommeringer (née Carter) entrusted to the care of


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