Joanne peacefully passed away to be with the Lord on June 28, 2014 at the age of 86 years in Kelowna, BC, Canada. Joanne was born in Zevenhuizen, Leek in the

Netherlands on August 22, 1927 to Jacob Wijchers and Trientje

Wijchers-Holman. Joanne was well loved by her sisters Janny van Eerden-Wijchers and Alie

Landstra-Wijchers (deceased), along with their children,

grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joanne will be

lovingly remembered by the Ubels Family (Aneka & John, Hetty and Larry, Clari and Koos, John and Sandy, Larry and Lisa, Ton and Gail and their families), Tina, John and

Jeanette, Emmy, Bowena, and her many other friends. Joanne was predeceased by Eltjo. Joanne was well known for her warm, caring and feisty personality, her zest for life, her gracious hospitality, her love for children and her beautiful garden. She was like family to many and known fondly by some as Tante Jo and Oma Jo. Services to honor Joanne will be held on Friday, July 4, 2014 at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC at 1pm, with a reception to follow. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting, 250-860-7077.

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