Joan Elna Fowler

FOWLER, JOAN ELNA

Joan Elna (McKay) Fowler succumbed to

cancer on September 3rd, 2015, at Central Okanagan Hospice House, Kelowna. Joan is loved and cherished by her husband of 62 years, Robert “Bob” Fowler, her children Louise (David Gaddis Smith), Brent, and Lynn (Thomas Griffiths), and her two

granddaughters, Marian and Kathryn, whom she adored. Predeceased by her parents, Alexander and Clara McKay, her brothers, Charles, Paul, and Howard, and her sister-in-law, Nancy. Joan was born in 1932 in Oshawa, Ontario where she and Bob met as teenagers. They left Oshawa as soon as they were married and headed to

Alberta where they eventually settled in Edmonton. Joan was a dynamic and independent woman who started and ran a successful convention/meeting planning company for 20 years. Retiring to Kelowna, B.C., in 1995, they

embraced life in the Okanagan. Joan had boundless energy and enthusiasm and enjoyed many pursuits. Joan loved

getting to know new people and the rich tapestry of lasting friendships woven through her life is testament to her vibrant personality. She loved her family, her sister-in-law, Lois, and her nieces and nephews, as well her many friends. After her diagnosis, Joan was thankful for the time to say goodbye to family and friends near and far. She faced the past six months with grace and humour. The family wish to thank all those who sent cards and flowers, phoned, or visited Joan at home and in hospice. Thank you to the wonderful staff at Hospice House for the comfort and care. At Joan’s request there will be no funeral.Donations in Joan’s memory can be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association (COHA), www.hospicecoha.org, 250-763-5511. 

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