A long-time Kelowna resident who

retired to Keremeos 20 years ago, died suddenly on October 11th at the age 79. She is survived by her

husband Donald and five children, Dawne Bohme (Dennis), Aaron

(Carla-Marie), Lance (Christina

Bleskie), Andrea Karpinsky (John), and Lois de Bruijn (Mark). Other

surviving family members include her thirteen grandchildren, six siblings and many nieces and nephews. Joanneā€™s memorial will held at 2 PM on Tuesday October 21st at First Memorial Funeral Home (1211 Sutherland Ave) in Kelowna. She will also be greatly missed by the many charities she supported, as well as the Franklin Mint and the Folio Society. Condolences maybe sent to the family by


Arrangements entrusted to First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC

ph: 250-762-2299.

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