Joan Emde (Scythes) passed away surrounded by the love of her family on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at the age of 58. Joan’s memory will be kept alive by her husband of 36 years Wayne, sons Jason and Curtis, daughter Alison (Grant) and their children Drew and Kai Belbin. Joan is also survived by her mother Florence Scythes and two sisters Elaine Ney (Hugh) and Peggy Mitchell (Bryan). She was predeceased by her father, William Elliott, in 1987.

Joan graduated from UVic and taught Grade 2 in Cranbrook before staying home to raise her children. The family moved to Vernon in 1976. She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her for her sincerity, her ability to relate stories with detail and humour and her devotion to her grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at All Saints Anglican Church, Thursday July 28th at 2:00 pm, In lieu of flowers, donations to the Intensive Care Unit at Kelowna General Hospital would be appreciated.

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