Johanne MATHYSSEN

Mathyssen, Johanne Died in peace on her 64 th birthday, Saturday, August 11 th, 2007 in Penticton. She was courageous, strong and calm. Johanne is survived by her faithful husband, Frank; her two daughters, Charmaine and Sabrina and their families. She will be very missed by her grandchildren and two dogs, whom she loved unconditionally. Her family feels very lucky to have been with her for her remaining months. Johanne demonstrated her immense strength, tenacity and warmth by bringing her entire family together to say goodbye and by holding on until her birthday. She lived up to her nickname of “Trooper” even up to the end. Johanne loved to feel the sun on her face, play cards with family and friends, to walk her dogs on Cartwright Mtn. and to take her chances with lady luck at the Bingo Parlour. She will be missed for her sense of fun and inclusiveness. A Memorial Service to honour Johanne was held at the Eagles Club Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of fl owers, the family requests donations to the Arthritis Society, Moog and friends Hospice House, or the Canadian Cancer Society. Special Thank-yous to Drs. Lebel, Rao, Offer and Leco, as well as the staffs of the Kelowna Cancer Clinic, Summerland Home Care and Moog and Friends Hospice. Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services 493-4112