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WOLF, Joelle

March 17, 1995 — September 22, 2023

Joelle Wolf, 28, passed away on September 22, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love, compassion, and unwavering advocacy for justice. Born in Lethbridge, Joelle’s journey led her to diverse corners of the country, but once she put down roots, beautiful children bloomed: Leviathan, Evelyn, Lily, and Ivy Amelia. Their laughter, dreams, and memories formed the melody to which Joelle danced. Her talent for organizing themed parties showcased her impeccable attention to detail, turning ordinary moments into unforgettable memories for her children.

Joelle “Joei” is also survived by her heartbroken mother, Dorothy Zunti (Duncan Fortin) of  Kelowna, BC; sister, Jasmine Pouce Coupe (Lonny), of Savona, BC; brother, Jareb Coupe (Kate and Tora), of Peachland, BC; father, Scott Davidson, of Lethbridge, AB; and her love, Jeffery Cutts, of Kelowna. She is also survived by Hunter Gowing, the father of Evie and Lily; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family; and her best friends, especially Jassmyn Van Hoorn and Alli Gowing.

Joelle was not just a doting mother; she was a force of nature in the world of social activism. She ardently championed causes close to her heart – equal rights, bodily autonomy, mental health, and science. Her voice, both gentle and fierce, reached out, touching hearts and reshaping perspectives. Her impact, both on a macro and microscale, remains evident in the lives she touched, the stories she shared, and the change she instigated.

Animals found in Joelle a kindred spirit. Her compassion, boundless and genuine, was a testament to her belief that every life mattered. Every creature, big or small, felt her warmth, and her love for them was reflective of her broader perspective on life – one of respect, understanding, and deep affection.

Joelle’s love story with her family was the stuff of legends. It was in the quiet moments, the shared smiles, and the unspoken understanding that one could see the depth of her love, especially for her cherished mama. While the world mourns the loss of a fierce activist and a loving mother, we find solace in the knowledge that Joelle’s legacy, carved from love and determination, will forever remain.

In lieu of flowers, donations for the Canadian Mental Health Association in Kelowna would be greatly appreciated.

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Canadian Mental Health Association in Kelowna Link: cmhakelowna.com




  • Jacquie says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Ange Downs says:

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Joelle. Our deepest condolences and sincere sympathy to the family..with love Angel and family.

  • Ashley Gardner says:

    She was there for me when I was at my lowest. She was an incredible woman and mother.

  • Joan Lewis says:

    Dorothy, and family my deepest sympathies to you all during this very sad journey

  • Kindree Clay says:

    I grew up with Joei, she was my best friend for many years in the most important years of adolescent life. My heart breaks hearing of this news and I extend my love to her entire family, especially to her beautiful children and her mother, Dorothy. She was such a light in life and she did so much for her children and her loved ones. She will be deeply missed by everyone in the community, she really was a shining star.

  • Roxanna gibson/johnson says:

    Many hugs Dorothy and family

  • Crystal Hunsaker says:

    You will be missed and forever in our hearts 🐢💚

  • Bryn McNair says:

    My deepest condolences to Joelle’s family. Joelle was a fierce advocate for human rights. We will remember her and keep her in our hearts as we continue the fight. May she rest peacefully in power.

  • katrina cui says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss Dorathy, Hunter, Jeff, and the little ones and all friends and family she was a Gem so beautiful inside and out. my prayers go out to you all

  • Lisa Lacey says:

    Joelle made the world a better place. The loss of her cannot even begin to be measured.

  • Shirley Mykituk says:

    So Sorry, Dorothy, Jasmine and Jereb of the loss of Jollee. My prayers for you all.
    Love from your family from the north

  • Caron says:

    My condolences go out to you, Dorothy, and your family . May the Lord look kindly upon Joei’s life. May Joelle Rest In PEACE.

  • Christopher Janko says:

    My heart is breaking. I attended the births of Levi and Evelyn. Joei was a warrior mama. Loving, strong, and wise. I have always remembered her, and will carry her and her beautiful children in my heart. Dorothy, you are a wonderful mom and I am so devasted to hear you have lost your sweet girl. My arms around you, I cry with you all at this tremendous loss. Love, Christopher

  • Laurie says:

    Dorothy, Jasmine and family, I am so sad to learn of Joey’s passing. My heart breaks for you all. I remember Joey most as a beautiful sweet little girl. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am so very sorry.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Laurie M

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