Nov. 10, 1930 – Feb 23, 2016

It is with great sadness that we wish to announce the passing of Joan Elmont of Falkland, B.C. on February 23rd, 2016. She fought a courageous battle for the past few years but has sadly succumbed to her illness.

Joan was predeceased by her daughter, Yvonne, and son, Phillip. She is survived by her husband, David, of 66 years; her son, Paul, of Vernon; and her daughter, Julie, of Falkland. Joan also leaves behind many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends who will miss her dearly.

Joan and David came to Canada with their family in 1969 and settled in Calgary until they chose to homestead in the foothills of Rocky Mountain House in Alberta. For over 30 years they lived from the land in a way most people can only dream of, but too difficult for most. Joan was active most of her life in many areas of environmental protection and animal rights issues. She was a force to be reckoned with and made many changes that have improved our world for generations to come. Since moving to Falkland in 2009, Joan, with her husband David, was very active and involved in the community, with the seniors club and the local museum. She will be sadly missed by her colleagues and adversaries alike.

A small gathering of friends and relatives will be held at the Seniors’ Hall in Falkland on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to PLEASANT VALLEY DIGNITY FUNERAL HOME, 4303 P.V. Road, Vernon, B.C. V1T 4M4 Phone: (250) 542-4333. Condolences may be offered at

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