Joan  Zywicki

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Joan Zywicki, 89, of Traverse City, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019.
She was the beloved mum to Valerie, Tricia, Ian (Jackie), Kevin and Darren (Jennifer); and loving nan to Rachel (Rocky), Emma, Gina, Paul (Becky), Stefan, Madison and Keegan. She loved her great-grandchildren, Jayden, Kian, Freya, Lilia, Miles, Leo, Georgia, Maxwell, Myah and Elisha.
Mum had an affection for people and was an animal lover. She would adopt just about any animal (if it was a dog, she named it Susie) and give her last penny to help out anyone, even strangers.
For the past week, family and I sat with mum at her bedside. We've laughed, cried and bonded. She gave that to us during the time we spent with her during her journey.
She was tender and caring, but quick to give you the rolling eyes and "tut" with disgust. Mum laughed often, and many times at herself. She loved a "little" bit of gambling and bingo and often told us of her winnings. Also, she was the last of 15 children.
We will miss you, mum!
A memorial service celebrating the life of Joan will be held at Covell Funeral Home, 232 E. State Street in Traverse City on Wednesday, May 15, at 6 p.m.
At the request of the family, please make donations to the Cherryland Humane Society or Munson Hospice House in honor of Joan.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Covell Funeral Home, Traverse City.
Published on May 14, 2019
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