In the early morning hours of Thursday, April 2, 2015, Joanne Denise Pedrotti passed away at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital at the age of 76 years. She was born on May 4, 1938 in Trail, BC to John and Winifred Morris.
Joanne’s family moved to Kimberley in 1949. She met her husband, John in Kimberley and they married in 1961. John and Joanne loved to travel. They owned a trailer at the time and loved to visit various locations throughout the US and Canada. What Joanne loved most was spending time with her grandchildren. As her children, none of us ever had to worry about a babysitter because she was always ready and willing to take them. She would even have them for a whole week at a time –Joanne and the grandchildren have many fond memories of their times together. Joanne worked at the Bank of Montreal in Kimberley and Cranbrook. She worked herself up from a teller to a Loans Officer. She retired in 1989. After her husband, John passed away, Joanne didn’t travel as much. She had always loved to read and she spent many hours with her eyes in the books. She enjoyed reading up until about a year ago when her eyesight failed. She was a wonderful mother, sister and friend, and we will miss her very much.
Joanne leaves to cherish her memory two daughters; Lisa (Mike) Boucher and Colleen Pedrotti and her grandchildren; Nicole, Kristine, Kyle and Ryan. She is survived by one brother; Craig (Rosemary) Morris and many more extended family members and close friends. Joanne was predeceased by her husband, John in 1989, her daughter Lynda LaBoucane in 2010, and her brother Bill in 1979.
As per Joanne’s request, there will be no funeral service. In honor of Joanne’s memory, please make a donation to the BC Children’s Hospital, 4480 Oak St., Vancouver, BC V6H 4H6 or to the Kootenay SPCA, 3339 Hwy 3/95, PO Box 2, Cranbrook, BC V1C 4H6. Condolences may be left for the family at www.markmemorial.com