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Posted 2020-10-07T19:52:48Z

Joanne Update

Dear friends and family,

With a heavy heart, I want to let you know that Joanne passed just before midnight on Tuesday, October 6. She was calm and at peace. She left this world in typical Joanne fashion. She decided that she was ready to leave, and she did!

Thank you for the loving wishes that you have sent over the past two-plus years. They meant everything to Joanne.

I will post again in the near future, to advise of plans regarding a service to remember and celebrate Joanne.

Love to all,
Pat Williams, Friend of Joanne

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Comments (12)

  • Wendie Lash
    Wendie Lash

    Thank you for letting us know. I'm glad she went peacefully.

    one month ago · Reply
  • Jennifer Laity
    Jennifer Laity

    Thank you for keeping us apprised. It has been a tough journey, faced with such courage. Bless her heart and may she be at peace.

    one month ago · Reply
  • Kevin Woo
    Kevin Woo

    A classy champion, forever in my heart ...

    one month ago · Reply
  • Linnell Chang
    Linnell Chang

    Such sad, sad news. The world lost an incredible person and I lost a life-long friend. Rest In peace, my dear friend.

    one month ago · Reply
  • Colin C Crawford
    Colin C Crawford

    Will miss my friend of 40+ years. It however has been very gratifying to see all the outpouring of love and affection from so many. I will savor many fond memories.

    one month ago · Reply
  • Guyla Yoak
    Guyla Yoak

    Yes, thank you for letting us know, Pat, and do keep us informed if there is any kind of memorial. So glad now that I went to visit Joanne last summer. She had been through the wringer with her health the few months before (and in isolation), and while still physically weak, she still had a strong mind and a great attitude. Rest in peace, Joanne.

    one month ago · Reply
  • Kenn Heller
    Kenn Heller

    Difficult to express my thoughts. Thanks to those who helped Joanne on her final journey

    one month ago · Reply
  • Julia Wyckoff
    Julia Wyckoff

    So thankful that Joanne was able to leave this world peacefully, on her own terms, in the comfort of her "tree house". Looking forward to celebrating her life with all of you if and when we can!

    one month ago · Reply
  • Sally M Williams
    Sally M Williams

    Thank you so much for letting us know. I'm so thankful that she was able to make her own life decision, be at peace, and not be forced to prolong her suffering. "Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou are with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." -- 23rd Psalm

    one month ago · Reply
  • Victor Koman
    Victor Koman

    Thank you for telling us about Joanne's peaceful Promotion to Glory (a term I found in a Salvation Army employee's 'zine and which I find quite appropriate). Farewell, Joanne. Know that our love for you fuels your journey. "All done, all fled, and now we faint and tire — The feast is over and the lamps expire!" —Viola Garvin

    one month ago · Reply
  • Ruth Steinholtz
    Ruth Steinholtz

    Pat, I hadn't realised that Joanne was that ill - so sorry to hear it. I have a vision of her smiling face that will never leave me. She was a wonderful person and I am relieved that she was peaceful at the end. Thank you to those who supported her.

    one month ago · Reply
  • Gilda Turitz
    Gilda Turitz

    Pat, I’m so sorry. I completely missed this post. Joanne passed the day our new granddaughter was born and I was not reading emails around then. I will always remember Joanne fondly. She was a wonderful person with so much heart. Thanks for all you did for her.

    19 days ago · Reply