I just wanted to say how sorry I am that Joanne has passed.
As you know, I am away at school and was not able to pay
my respects. Joanne was quite a gal and we will all miss her.
Thanks to all of you for your kind words describing my beautiful wife Joanne. She was the best wife and a true gift. She gave all she had, and that was quite a bit. She never complained, even as her condition became unbearable for her to tolerate. Evita and I sit here not understanding why it happened to such a special person; a person that so many depended on. She was a protector. She shielded all of us, including me, from her pain. Many did not understand how sick she really was. But her desire to live, and share her love with others - and animals - was the real medicine that kept her going. The smile was always there. The blue eyes always wide open. She never questioned or complained why all of this was happening to her. Not even an angry emotion. So very brave. She is my love, my inspiration, my warrior, and hero. I know you will never forget her. Joanne was a teacher and now has taught all of us many lessons. Care for others, be kind to everyone, help all, and always smile. That was my Jo.
Joanne - where do I begin - a niece, a sister, a best friend and a "loving assistant" to all my issues. In the best of times, in the worst of times, never a day went by without being in touch. Our "Happy Hour" chats were daily afternoon events. In recent months, our routine changed to the morning and as much as we could have used a glass of wine - we refrained and just chatted. On your worst day, you were still able to complete my thoughts and sentences - you did have your hands full with me!! But you took your responsibility, as my assistant seriously, or as seriously as we could take it without laughing!
I will continue to pick up the leaves, sweep the water into the storm drain and keep the street clean. You will have to continue to remind me not "to overdo" because, you understood and we chuckled about it often, "I am delicate". Joanne you have been, and always will be in my heart and words cannot express what you brought into my life - you will have my love forever. Lolly
My sincere condolences to your family.
Marbella Lakes residents who knew her will miss her. We were blessed to make her acquaintence.
There are no words to express your loss.
The only thing I can say I was given a gift from God wehn we met.
She will surley be missed.
Phyllis Richard and Tony