Feb 17, 1923 – Dec 15, 2017
It is with sadness, but gratitude for a life well lived and surrounded by her loving family that we announce the peaceful passing of our Yorkshire Lass Joan Smith (nee Limon) on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Noric House in Vernon, BC.
Born in Bridlington, Yorkshire, England February 17, 1923 Joan was our beloved Mother, Granny, friend, mentor, life-long volunteer and will be dearly missed. Joan grew up in Bridlington and Seamer. Later joining the WAAF as a photographer she met RAF Sgt George Smith and was married in 1944. They moved to Canada in 1957, finally settling to raise their family in Kamloops.
Joan was a volunteer in the true sense, from making layettes, bandages for the Red Cross, Tuesdays spent at the RIH gift shop with visits to the children’s ward; as a Zooette at the Wildlife Park and a lifelong Rebekah.
Joan is survived by son, Michael (Connie); daughter Susan; granddaughter Andrea (Tyler) and grandson David; niece Gill Smith and nephew Alan Smith in England.
Joan was predeceased by her husband George (Smudge) and grandson Dennis Smith.
The family extends its deepest thanks to Dr. Jeanette Henley and the caring staff at Noric House.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 11 am at the IOOF Hall, 423 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops, BC V2B 3G9.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Excelsior Rebekah Lodge #23 at the above address.
Arrangements have been made with Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5. 250-542-1187.