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

  1. Joan was such a wonderful and classy lady. We were neighbors when our kids were small and in school. We had a tradition of having a special lunch on the first day of school called “Thank goodness the kids are back at school”. She will certainly be missed, especially by my daughter who has remained close to Joan. They shared a very special friendship.

  2. To all of Joan’s family
    We were so sorry to hear about Joan’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Cousins Jack and Marge Spry

  3. Bob & Family: Joan was a special lady and had so much to give. She was my friend for over 60 years and she will be sadly missed. I loved her very much. Nancy

  4. Dear Bob,

    It has been many years since we were at STCI in St. Thomas,On. I am so sorry about your wife. I always think how lucky we are to have had the people we love in our lives.
    Sincerely, Helen

  5. I will be thinking of all of you on Saturday. I will miss Aunt Joan very much – her sense of humour and desire to keep in touch often was always a joy! My keepsake will be the birthday card she made for me and mailed shortly before going to the hospital. I received the card 3 days after she passed away!

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