Joanne Towers (nee Barnett) passed away July 26, 2016. Joanne is predeceased by Jack, her loving husband of 63 years. Joanne is remembered by her devoted family: children, David (Helen), Donna (Ray Tornack), Joanne (Max Porisky), Kristine (Don Purdy), and John (Patti Sherbaniuk); grandchildren, Drew (Jenn Brewster), Mark (Melanie), Brianne Moore (Levi), Corie Tornack (Katherine Fraser), Lisa Nylen (Eric), Sara Porisky (David Babin), Alesha Porisky (Aarjen Glas), Kayla Purdy, Taylor Purdy and Clara Purdy; great-grandchildren, Michaela, Gavin, Gabriella, Bodhi, Sophee, Layla, Charlotte, Madison, Jasper, Hazel and Liv. Joanne will also be missed by many loyal extended family and friends.
Joanne was born in Scotland and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1929.
Joanne was a proud civil servant for 15 years, working with Canada Pension Plans, first in Regina and then in Edmonton.
Mom enjoyed many recreational activities: volunteering, skiing (downhill and cross country), camping, gardening and golf. She spent many hours at cardio and aquasize at the Riverbend Club, and cardio, yoga and other activities at Devonshire Manor.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Riverbend United Church, 14907-45 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Joanne’s name can be directed to the Rev. J.J. Towers Scholarship Fund at St. Stephen’s College Edmonton: http://ststephenscollege.ca.