ARMSTRONG, (n. Cornett) JOAN LOUISE
July 19, 1926 – April 22, 2012
Joan passed away peacefully on April 22, 2012 in Keremeos, B.C. Joan is survived by her children; John (Judy), Ann (Larry) Heather (Murray) and grandchildren; Athena, Dominique, Meghan, Marina and Logan.
Joan was predeceased by her husband George in 2001 and her brother Owen in 2011.
Joan was born in Vancouver B.C. on July 19, 1926 to Jack and Louise Cornett and big brother Owen. She married George Armstrong in 1950 and moved to Keremeos, in 1956, assisting George in running the family orchard. Joan, George and their family moved to Princeton in 1965 where George took up a teaching position. The Armstrongs raised their family in Princeton and in 2001 Joan and George returned to Keremeos where Joan lived until her passing at
River Valley Lodge.
Wherever Joan lived she became a valued member of the community, giving her time and energy to many community organizations and made many lasting friendships in both Princeton and Keremeos. She was a dedicated member of St. Paul’s/St. Cuthberts Church in Princeton and St. John the Divine Church in Keremeos.
Joan’s sunny disposition and lovely smile endeared her to many, especially when she entered Orchard Haven in 2009 and River Valley Lodge shortly thereafter.
Joan’s family would like to thank all the staff at those facilities for making Joan’s last few years safe and comfortable, their care and love in her final days are sincerely appreciated.
A service of remembrance of Joan’s life was held Saturday, May 5, 2012 at St. John the Divine Anglican Church (Ecumenical) 607- 5th Street Keremeos at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to Orchard Haven Activity Centre.