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CROUCH, Joan Elizabeth

CROUCH, Joan Elizabeth

CROUCH: Joan Elizabeth (nee Saul). Peacefully, with family at her side, on Saturday, May 27 at Kelowna General Hospital, our ray of sunshine departed this world to be with her saviour. Daughter of the late Jacob George and Mary Finlay Saul (nee Cross). Predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years, Alex William Crouch (2014) and her sister Lorraine Robertson. Loving mother to Joady Davis (Larry), Monte Crouch (Lorie) and Ian Crouch (Wendy). Beloved Grama to Ryan Visscher (Kristin) and Jordan Visscher (Natasha), Spencer Crouch (Kailey), Meghan Crouch (Chris), Breanna Kolkman (Jason) and Hilary Wardle (David). Special Grama-Joan to Owen, Jayden, Lucas, Emilia, Sophie, Lydia, Cecilia and Arjan. Born September 27, 1926 in Victoria Joan went to work in the bank after high school. She married Alex upon his completion of his studies in Toronto and they moved to Campbell River where Alex set up his physiotherapy practice. Resourceful and competent, Joan embraced her role as young wife, mother, bookkeeper, cook and gardener. In 1964 the family moved to Kelowna and owned and operated a fruit farm. Always optimistic and up for a challenge, Joan dove into life on the orchard until Alex resumed his physiotherapy practice. In her spare time she developed her talents in sewing, badminton, golf, bridge and in later years, pottery. Her painted plates and platters are treasured mementos of her artistic flare! A lady in every sense of the word, Joan exuded elegance, style and grace. She will be remembered for her warmth, subtle sense of humour, genuine curiosity and eagerness to learn. Just recently, with sheer delight, she connected family in the west with those in the east by face-time on her new iPad! The family is eternally grateful to the residents and staff at Sandalwood for their friendship and exceptional support over the past few years with a special thanks to Debbie Campbell for her loving care and faithful companionship. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Central Okanagan Hospice Association are much appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com


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Condolence Messages
  • Jun 09, 2017
    Very sorry to hear about Joan . My condolences to all her family .
    I enjoyed knowing Joan while I worked at Sandlewood .
    Ev Volk
  • Jun 07, 2017
    To Joan's family;
    Back in the '70s I was working in Kelowna as a stockbroker with afternoons off. Having been raised on an orchard in Summerland somehow I ended up picking apples a couple years for Alex and Joan and we kept in touch over many years. What wonderful people.
    Mike Fredrickson
  • May 30, 2017
    I am so sad to hear about Joan's passing. I had the honor of knowing Alex for many years in my job and recently connecting with Joan. Seeing her just a week ago and her looking as lovely as always, it is so hard to realize that things can change in a moment. Joan you were a lovely person and am lucky to have spent some time with you.
    Lisa
  • May 30, 2017
    Dear Joady, Monte, Ian, and families,
    I am so sorry to read of your Mom's passing. She was a beautiful lady that was always very welcoming. I remember her wonderful smile that went with the twinkle in her eyes. You are all in my thoughts.
    with deepest sympathy,
    Vicky (Lohn) Gyori
  • May 30, 2017
    Marty, Joady, Ian and families,
    Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.
    James Fenton
  • May 30, 2017
    Sorry to hear about Joan. She was a super lady who gave me a lot of support during my first year of teaching at Lakeview.
    Sincerely, Brian Harms
  • May 30, 2017
    Family of Joan:
    I am so sorry to hear and read of Joan's passing. I shared many good times with Joan over many years of china painting together and always admired her artistic talents. While she and Alex lived at Sandpointe, my husband and I also shared many happy times over a glass of wine.
    Her sense of humor and cheery smile will be missed by all that had the good fortune to know her.
    Sincere sympathy to you all.
    Margaret Dawson
  • May 30, 2017
    Sorry to hear about your mom. I used to hang out with the boys in the late 60s and 70s.
    Kevin Harding and family
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