Joanne Large

Obituary of Joanne Leona Price Large

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Born Saskatoon, Saskatchewan April 12, 1947, passed way March 21, 2022.

She lived in Jaffrey, Marysville, Kimberley, Cranbrook, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Trail then Cranbrook.

Joanne enjoyed waitressing at the Husky during high school. Excelled at office management at many companies across Alberta and BC. Joanne volunteered in palliative care in Trail. She excelled in her last career of electrolysis in Trail and Cranbrook. Joanne was passionate about all her hobbies, first pottery then scrapbooking and card making.

In her romantic life, John Huisman was a youthful adventure, Ron Owen was the love of her life and James Large is a lifelong friend and a later-in-life companion.

She spent many happy summers camping with Ron in Alberta, then with Jim at Christina Lake then Moyie Lake.

She treated her canine friends like her children. Her friends became closer than family, sharing bonds through good times and bad times.

She was also a fighter surviving many health obstacles. Many thanks to all the wonderful doctors and nurses at EKRH involved in her care.

“Remember the good times, there were so many.”

She is survived by; husband James Large, sister Cathy Adams (Dan), niece Brandy Adams (Brad Sissons) , grandniece Maizie and grandnephew Nixon, and nephew Dustin Adams; her chosen family Sheila, Steve, Joseph, and Darrin; a multitude of close friends notably Debbie/Michael, Tammy/Tom, Bernadette/Tony, Shawna/Bernie; a multitude of aunts, uncles, and cousins notably Helen, Iva/Mac.

Predeceased by husband Ron Owen, father Gilbert Price, Mother Esther Price and a lot of dogs.

At Joanne’s request, there will be no service. Celebrate her life as you see fit.

In lieu of flowers, donations to SPCA (3339 Hwy 3 & 95 Cranbrook BC V1C 4H6 CA) or BC Cancer Society (686 W Broadway Suite 150, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1) in her name would be appreciated.

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