Joan Marion Cross, 70, of Kelowna BC went to be with the angels on September 19th 2013 at home with her family by her side, after a very courageous battle with cancer.
She was predeceased by her Mother and Father Jack and Millie Portman, her sister Marg Haller and mother-in-law Connie Cross.
Joan is loved and missed by her husband Basil Cross, children Corrinne Cross (Chris Franson and children) of Lake Country, Kevin Cross (Marie Byers and shildren) of Salmon Arm. Brother and sister-in-law Woody & Kathie Cross, grandchildren Tyler Whitehead, Shelbi, Rylee, Ben, Gillian Cross, uncle Bill Portman of Kamloops. Joan also leaves special friend Colleen Friesen and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends.
Joan was born in Kelowna BC October 2 1942, and grew up in Copper Mountain and Kamloops where she met and married her loving, caring husband Basil. Basil and Joan moved to Hudson’s Hope to work and start their family. In 1972 the family moved to Sicamous BC where Joan was involved in curling, bowling, gymnastics, school functions, minor baseball.
In 1988 Joan and Basil moved to North Vancouver, in 1999 moved to Vernon, and 2008 to Lake Country (Kelowna) while wintering in Yuma AZ.
Many thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and staff of Palliative Care
A Celebration of Life will be on October 5th 2013 at 1:00pm at the Lakers Clubhouse at 7000 Cummins Road, Vernon BC.
Anyone wishing to donate in Joan’s memory to BC Cancer Foundation at 399 Royal Ave. Kelowna BC V1Y 5L3