Joan Louise (Simmonds) Jepsen
October 21, 1947 -September 21, 2017
Our beautiful Mother, Joan Louise (Simmonds) Jepsen, passed away at Penticton Regional Hospital, BC on Thursday September 21, 2017, following a stroke in her loving home of Haven Hill Retirement Centre.
Joan was born in Victoria BC on October 21, 1947 and spent her young childhood and teenage years on the Island, later moving to the Lower Mainland and Okanagan to raise her children.
Joan spent her later years living in Grandforks and Port Alberni where she made close friends and established close bonds.
Joan was predeceased by her parents Gilbert and Emelyn Simmonds, husband, John Jepsen and daughter, Julie Miller.
Survived by her daughter, Cherie (Kevin) Taylor of White Rock, BC and grandchildren, Marissa and Spencer and son John Miller, of Penticton BC, brothers, Mark Simmonds (Jeannette) of Victoria, BC and Barry (Doreen) Simmonds, of Victoria, BC and ex-husband, David Miller of Penticton, BC.
Joan also leaves behind John Jepsen’s family who she loved and adored, especially, her’ grandbabies’.
Joan was a kind, funny and gentle lady who touched many lives.
A special time for Joan was being married to (John Jepsen) and being in her own home with her John and her dog, Kobe living in Port Alberni, BC.
The family would like to thank Haven Hill, Dr. Masson and April from Nurse Next Door for all their love and support.
We will miss Joan, but are comforted knowing she is in the loving arms of John and Julie in heaven.
A Graveside Service is planned for Saturday October 21/17 (Her 70th Birthday) at 1pm at Penticton Lakeview Cemetery, Penticton, BC. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.providencefuneralhomes.com, 250-493-1774.
Providence Funeral Homes