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McKEOWN, Catherine JoAnn (nee MacNeil)



1952 - 2022 


The family of JoAnn McKeown of St. Albert Alberta is saddened to announce her passing on May 15, 2022 at the age of 70 years. 


She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Mike; sons, Matthew and Mark and his wife Krista; grandson, Tristan; mother, Teresa; sister, Cathy and brother Frank. 


Born in Sydney NS, JoAnn was known by many as "Syd" and "Sydney". A breast cancer survivor, JoAnn was very active in Dragon Boat Racing, and participated in many festivals with teams from Manitoba, Alberta, and even a national team that raced in Singapore and New Zealand. She was still affiliated with BREAST Friends and Pink Paddlers and enjoyed their friendships immensely. Married in 1973, JoAnn lived in Ontario, Manitoba, South Carolina and Alberta. She enjoyed friendships everywhere. She will be remembered for her strength, laughter, and compassion for others. 


A Celebration of Life will follow. 


Memorial donations may be made to a local favourite charity of your choice. 


The family wishes to express a special thanks to the staff at Sturgeon Community Hospital, especially Unit 19 who cared for a stranger like she was their own loved one. And thanks to all of her friends and family that brought joy and happiness to her life. 




To send condolences, please visit


Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home

St. Albert Chapel

(780) 458-2222

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