It was with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mom Joan Favell (nee Seymour) on September 24, 2021, at the age of 68. Our mom lived a life for her family. She was a child at heart and connected with all the little people in her life. She would often be seen playing on the floor, building a puzzle or coloring for hours. She was born on January 13, 1953, in Swan River, Manitoba to her parents Katherine and Robert (deceased). She was the youngest of her nine siblings Bill (deceased) George (deceased) John (deceased) Dick (deceased) Dave (deceased) and is survived by her three remaining siblings Jim, Pat and Vicki.
She met the love of her life Terence in Thompson, Manitoba at the age of 13. Joan and Terry married in 1970 and raised us, Nadine (Rob) Keriann (Scott) and Chad (Brooklyn) in Manitou, Manitoba until they moved to Kelowna in 2005. She fell in love with the Okanagan and didn’t miss the harsh winters of The Prairies.
She was blessed with many children around her. She had ten grandchildren Devon, Dusty, Braydan, Morgan, Elliot, Allegra, Cohl, Lexi, Jesse and Chassis. She also had three great grandchildren Liam and Peyton (Braydan) and Raelynn(Devon) and many nieces and nephews. She rejoiced in the birth of new family members and was always up for baby snuggles!
During her life, she used her gifts of serving others by working as a gas bar attendant at Four C’s and later as a home care worker. She loved to care for others and had a way of making you feel like you were the only one in the room. She carried on the tradition of reflexology passed down to her from her mother and introduced us to the healing powers of chiropractic and natural medicine. She also loved fitness throughout her life working at Lady spa and later having her own studio in the flower shop in Manitou. She had an entrepreneurial spirit and sold Mary Kay and Party Lite. She loved pencils and pens and enjoyed spending hours writing little notes that may not be her words but were special to her.
She was a woman of faith and introduced us to Jesus at an early age. She volunteered in Sunday school and made sure that she would always say God bless you or the good Lord knows. She was a strong woman that gave us strength to carry us through the storms that come in life. Mom had many storms and battled illnesses that she never really talked about for the last years of her life. When we would call she would say she was fine and that God would take care of her.
Mom never wanted us to cry or mourn her passing because she would always say “when I’m gone I won’t be there anymore. I’m going to be in heaven and I’ll be happy. Remember me for the good times and don’t cry for me. You are the ones still in the storms. I will be just fine.”
We will celebrate the life that she lived when she was well. We will remember the good times and know that she loved everyone the best way she knew how.
We will have a private celebration of life on the weekend of the 16th of October.
Our mom loved to give so in honor of her passing please make a donation to a charity of your choice.
We love you mom and know that you are resting in paradise.
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