JOHANSSON, Joanne Leone Mother, Grandmother, Wife, Sister, Friend, Gardener, Artist and the light of all our lives passed away peacefully on Friday, October 14, 2011 at the age of 75 after an heroic 20 year battle with breast cancer. Survived by her loving husband Earl of 55 years, daughter Frances Will (Harald) of Vancouver, four sons Eric of Vancouver, Paul of L.A., James (Robyn) of L.A., Peter (Courtney) of London, England, brother William (Susan) Gunn of White Rock, two sisters Janet McChesney of Richmond, Jillian (Trevor) Venables of Kamloops, 6 adoring grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Prayers will be recited on October 28th at 7:00 PM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 839 Sutherland Ave., Kelowna, BC where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on October 29th at 10:30 AM. Interment to follow in Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery. Reception at Kelowna Golf & Country Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Oct. 19, 2011