LEIPE, JOAN (nee BUFFUM) of Parksville, BC and formerly of Vernon and Smithers, BC, passed away on May 24, 2003 at Eagle Park Care Facility, Qualicum Beach, BC at the age of 69 years. Joan is survived by her loving husband Frank; her daughter Elaine (Greg) Klimes of Nanoose Bay, BC; sons Mike (Julie) of Nepean, ON and Chris (Lois) of Hinton, AB; grandchildren Sara, Heather, Jocelyn, Shannon, Sean and Mark; sisters Peg and Thelma; brother Bob, numerous nieces and nephews and her dog “Rascal”. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff at Eagle Park and to Dr. M. Atherstone for their wonderful care and to her Church family. A Celebration of Joan’s life was held on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 2:00 P.M. at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Parksville, BC with Pastor Robert Koebernick officiating. If one so wishes, donations to Eagle Park Health Care Facility, 777 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2L1 or to Alzheimer Society of BC, #20 – 601 W. Cordova St., Vancouver, BC V6B 1G1, in Joan’s memory would be appreciated. YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (1-877-264-3848) in care of arrangements.

God saw you getting tired

When a cure was not to be.

So He closed his arms

Around you and whispered,

“Come to Me.”

You didn’t deserve what

You went through,

So He gave you a rest.

God’s garden must be beautiful,

For He only takes the best.

And when we saw you sleeping

So peaceful and free from pain,

We could not wish you back

To suffer that again.

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