It is our sad duty to announce that our wonderful mother, Joan Burrell, passed away on September 5, 2023. She was 91 years of age.
Joan was born to Ernest and Gladys Fitch in Grande Prairie, Alberta, on June 16,1932. She was one of three children along with brothers Allen (Elsie) and George (May) who pre-diseased deceased her.
With Kenneth Douglas Burrell she had four children:; Douglas (Bonnie), Catherine (Michael), Donald ( Kanyarat(Moo)) and Karen. She was the proud grandmother of eight grandchildren: Stephanie, Caroline, Mikey, Benjamin, Brian, Liane, Heather-Ann and Chadaporn (Da) and delighted with her two delightful great- grandchildren Noah and Liam. She will be sorely missed by her long-time roommate and best friend, Florence Spencer.
Throughout her life Joan was a champion of women’s rights. She raised her children to respect the dignity of every person, and fiercely defended us from those who slighted ours. She was our hero, our guide, our cornerstone. Her love for us was unconditional, her support unwavering. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren adored her, and she will live in our hearts always.
Honouring Joan’s instructions, a private service for family and close friends was held on September 11, 2023.