ARMSTRONG, Joan Louise
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Passed away peacefully on April 22, 2012 in Keremeos, B.C. Joan is survived by her children John (Judy), Ann (Larry) and Heather (Murray) and grandchildren Athena, Dominique, Meghan, Marina and Logan. She was predeceased by her husband George, in 2001 and her brother Owen, in 2011. Joan was born in Vancouver B.C. on July 19, 1926 to Jack and Louise Cornett. She married George Armstrong in 1950 and moved to Keremeos, in 1956, assisting George in running the family orchard. Joan, George and their family moved to Princeton in 1965 where George took up a teaching position. The Armstrong's raised their family in Princeton and in 2001, Joan and George returned to Keremeos where she lived until her passing at River Valley Lodge. Wherever Joan lived she became a valued member of the community, giving her time and energy to many community organizations and made many lasting friendships in both Princeton and Keremeos. She was a dedicated member of St. Paul's/St. Cuthbert's Church in Princeton and St. John the Divine Church in Keremeos. Her sunny disposition and lovely smile endeared her to many, especially when she entered Orchard Haven in 2009 and River Valley Lodge shortly thereafter. Joan's family would like to thank all the staff at those facilities for making Joan's last few years safe and comfortable, their care and love in her final days are sincerely appreciated. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 5, 2012, at St. John the Divine Anglican Church (Ecumenical) 607- 5th Street Keremeos, officiated by Rev. Ray Turner. Donations in memory of Joan may be made to Orchard Haven Activity Centre. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family c/o hansonsfuneral.com
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on April 29, 2012