Joel-Christian James WOLSTENHOLME

It is with profound sadness and love that we announce the untimely passing of Joel-Christian James Wolstenholme, age 30, of Edmonton AB on Sunday February 6th.

He is survived by his Mother Tanya & Stepfather David, Grandmother Jackie, Auntie Tracy and his cousins Darian, Xyler, Davis & Vaeda. Plus, an army of friends and family who loved him so much.

Preceding Joel in death just 8 months prior was his Grandfather Merritt Heustis.

Joel grew up in Weyburn, Saskatchewan where he attended school from elementary to grade 11. He enjoyed swimming, basketball, soccer, baseball & football. He loved cheering on the Riders, watching UFC, playing video games, and watching movies. He had a passion for the outdoors doing things like fishing, camping, boating, and taking in nature. Joel loved chicken nuggets, all animals especially his cat Raggy and music especially any he could sing or dance to. He went to concerts with Mom/David to see Metallica, Ozzy, Rob Zombie, Velvet Underground, Billy Talent, Motley Crue, with his friends to Snoop Dog, Tiesto, LMFAO, Stickybuds & many festivals.

He never knew a stranger & would always make you feel welcomed. His laugh, smile and personality would light up any room. Joel had a huge heart and would give you anything even if he didn’t have much to give.

He loved the cosmos, astronomy, and astrology. He liked having conversations in depth contemplating life outside our planet and that one day he would be a part of the astral world.

Joel loved fiercely & deeply. Please take comfort in knowing he is at peace, surrounded by light. Stardust.

On Saturday February 26th at 2:00 p.m. his family would be honoured for your presence to attend his service at Athlone Community Hall, 13010-129 Street NW, Edmonton. A celebration of Joel’s life to be held in Weyburn, Saskatchewan at a later date.

To Livestream Joel’s celebration of life please join the following link

In remembrance of Joel’s life, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to:






  1. Carol Johnson

    We are truly sorry Tanya and Dave for your loss. He will be forever in your Heart.

  2. Leane

    No words can express the pain you and your family are going through.
    My wish for all of you is that you can find the strength to face the coming days ahead.
    Embrace and cherish the memories you made with Joel.
    He will forever live on in your hearts.
    Love and hugs to you Tanya and your family.

  3. Tammy

    So very sorry for your loss Tanya

  4. Brenda and Phil wolstenholme

    Sorry for your loss Tanya, Dave and family. Joel will be forever missed by so many family and friends. Too young to leave this world a terrible tragedy to accept. Hugs and love to everyone.

  5. pat kerr

    so very sorry for your loss , believe me we know how the mental health system can fail us

  6. Janel Osborn

    Tanya, David and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences. I can only imagine the big hole this has left in your heart. You have my thoughts and my sympathies.

  7. Brian and Gabrielle Bright

    There are no words we can say that will take the agonising pain from your heart. You raised a beautiful, amazing boy, we will carry his memory with us forever, always. All our love and prayers, Brian, Gabrielle and Bright/Phillips family.

  8. Jackie

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and love with you always. Joel could always put a smile on my face and make my day brighter.

  9. Cody Beers

    R.I.P Buddy!! You were a great man dude! It was awesome that I got to know you! From your buddy back home in Weyburn!! See you on the other side my friend!!

  10. O

    I never met you Joel, but you lived inside your mothers loving heart. Her eyes lit up with hope and love when she spoke about you. I told her that I was so proud of her because she was resilient to give you safety and courage to regain your independence. She was determined , loving and protecting of her fragile boy and never gave up on him. It is with sadness in my heart to Tanya to lose such a beautiful son. I felt so much love from Tanyas heart, but also through the beautiful smile of Joel’s eyes. God bless you both, but remember that love never dies but lives on eternally.

  11. Kristine Paul and Jason Bennett

    Our hearts break for you Tanya and family, we are so very sorry for your loss, xo Kristine Paul and Jason Bennett

  12. Tammy B.

    My deepest condolences Tanya, David and family. I remember Joel with that big smile and joyful soul as a little boy back in the Royal Days. He will be missed by many. I send some many prayers your way in this difficult time.

  13. Jo Penner

    Joel lived his life knowing he had a mom who loved him unconditionally, who always watched out for him, no matter his troubles. He’s no longer troubled, and he’s now lovingly returning the favor, watching over you from a place of peace and wonder. He’s forever here, in you, Statler, and it makes you who you are. Love you always, Waldorf.

  14. Rhonda and Dave

    Our deepest condolences Tanya, David and family on the loss of Joel

  15. Marie sauve

    My condolences u will be missed Joel I’m sorry for tiff shit we went through never changed the fact u were a good man


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