November 27, 1936 – April 1, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
It is with great sadness that we announce the passings of Thomas B. Townrow on March 20th and his beloved wife Jo Anne H. Miehm on April 1st 2022. Jo Anne was born November 27th, 1936 in Seattle Washington, the family would later move to Blanchard Idaho. After her high school years Jo Anne would move to Three Hills Alberta to attend Bible School. Following Bible School she met and married John Miehm. Jo Anne taught Sunday School classes and worked for Japan Evangelical Missions, she would also help John run a vinyl repair business until his passing in 1995.
Jo Anne would later move to Cranbrook and meet Thomas Townrow, whom she later married. They loved their community, especially their wonderful neighbours and friends. Thomas B. Townrow was born November 5th, 1948 in Oliver British Columbia Thomas spent his formative years living in Osoyoos. After high school Thomas attended The University of British Columbia and became a lawyer. Thomas practiced law predominantly in Prince George before his retirement to Cranbrook.
Jo Anne and Thomas were predeceased by her parents Hazel and John Watson Sr, as well as Jo Anne’s brother John Watson Jr and Thomas’ sisters Junita and Bonnie. They are survived by Thomas’ sons Thomas and Michael Townrow and Jo Anne’s siblings Betty Ann Barley, Auggie Watson, Timothy Watson, Grace Ellen Dolly, and many nieces and nephews.
An interment service for Thomas took place on Thursday April 7th, 2022 at the Westlawn Cemetery at 11 am. Jo Anne will be interred at a later date with her family in Idaho. A joint service honouring Jo Anne and Thomas took place following Thomas’ interment at 1 pm at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Cranbrook. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice in honour of Jo Anne Thomas. Obituary
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