Denhamer, Joan – Columbia Valley Pioneer

The extended Denhamer family is unfortunate to announce the passing of our Matriarch, Joan Denhamer, on Tuesday July 12th. Joan is predeceased by her spouse John, March 2019, and her sisters Laurel Connors and Grace Wright, equally of whom lived in Australia.

Joan was born December 20th, 1931 in Northern Queensland, Australia, in the farming community of Cairns. Joan’s father died when she was 2 and Joan invested her formative faculty a long time at a Boarding University in the close by city of Townsville, returning dwelling for the summers.

Joan achieved the enjoy of her existence, John, who was being in one of her mother’s boarding rooms and they married on December 7, 1951 in Brisbane. Their 68-12 months marriage was a partnership of really like, travel, video games, everyday living extensive friendships and services.

Joan leaves a legacy by means of her surviving relatives associates, her sons’ Peter and Fergus, 6 grandchildren, Julie, Andrew, Michael, Tyson, Kyra and Liam and two wonderful grandchildren, Casey and Isamu.

Joan and John prepared a two year stop by to Canada in 1966 and the spouse and children so liked the folks, the Columbia Valley, Rocky Mountains and Canada they formalized their immigration. In 1971 they constructed their desire house on the mountainside golf program at Fairmont Warm Springs where by they lived right up until 2018. The majestic setting of the locale was a continual source of gratitude and pleasure for them.

Joan worked as a authorized assistant in Australia and on going to Columbia Valley labored with the Fairmont resort elaborate as the Govt Assistant to the Fairmont Resorts Presidents, Lloyd Wilder and then Carol Wilder. Joan was an extrovert who loved the interaction and the sense of belonging. In her later on several years one particular of Joan’s finest pleasures was her everyday “book club/wine club” with Lynn, Carol, Wilma, Pat and other folks who would fall by for the discussions. Extra a short while ago her visits with
Kelly Stewart-Hill, Gail Rossington and Eileen Fiell at the clinic were being a source of strength for Joan.

Companies to be declared at a afterwards date.