Joan Frances Knaggs

Joan Frances Knaggs

March 15, 1932 - October 02, 2010

Joan Frances Knaggs

March 15, 1932 - October 02, 2010


Joan Frances Schario Knaggs, age 78, a resident of the Palmia community in Mission Viejo, California passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Mission Hospital after a long lung cancer illness.

Joan was born March 15, 1932 in Kitchener Ontario Canada, the youngest of four children, Leon, Dorothy and Mary. She enjoyed a loving childhood and married Robert, her husband of 57 years, on June 20, 1953. Opportunity brought them to Los Angeles in 1957 to live in Burbank, California. She had much success as a fashion model and in TV commercials until she became a full time homemaker after the birth of her sons, Rob and Ryan. Joan and the family moved to Santa Ana in 1972 and again to Mission Viejo in 1997. Her interest was mainly a love of family and comforting, as well as gardening, but her national recognition was from her manufacturing company ‘Loveable Lasting Treasures’ that produced and successfully marketed artist teddy bears for many years.

Joan will forever be missed by Robert, Rob and Laura, Ryan and Debbie, Kelly and Kristy, and her sister, Dorothy and nieces, Judy and Jane.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Kilian’s Catholic Church, Mission Viejo on Saturday, October 16 at 11AM, reception afterwards, with interment at 2PM at Ascension Cemetery, Lake Forest, CA.

The family is thankful for the kind assistance, support and comfort of the staffs of Mission Hospital, O’Connor Mortuary and St. Kilian Catholic Church.

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19 responses to Joan Frances Knaggs

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  1. Dear Bob, Ryan and Rob, we feel your loss, and know how difficult this time is for you. Know that you are loved, and in our thoughts and prayers. May peace and comfort be with you. Love, Barry, Kim and the Kids Caitlyn, Danny, and Emma

  2. We’ll talk Bob. You know how we feel

    Joan and Dave

  3. Bob, Robby and Ryan. Words can not even begin to tell you how much I loved Joan. She is the only other person in my life, other than my own family that I have known and has known me longer than anyone else. She always will have a special place in my heart. I display her bears proudly in my home. I keep my Laura Lop eared bunny that she named after me so many years ago as a treasure that will be passed on to my children. My heart breaks along with yours at the loss of such a remarkable woman, but I am confident that she is now sitting comfortably in the arms of God, painting yet another master piece of life.

    All the love I have to give in the world to you all. Lauran

  4. Neil Daniels says:

    Oh Bob! How sad …she will be really missed.
    What a great personality.. i trust your grief is lessened as you smile on all the wonderful memories you have shared.

  5. I will always remember Joan for her beautiful smile and her warm and gracious hospitality. She was a bright light that went out far too soon. Pat Brecheen Palmia resident

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