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Joan Gemmell

May 16, 1931 - March 10, 2017


We are sad to announce the death of Joan on Friday, March 10, 2017, in Powell River. She was predeceased by her husband Donald Gemmell on April 11, 2011.

Joan leaves her daughter Linda (Terri), sons Bruce (Sharon, deceased) and Gordon (Karel), grandchildren Tory and Adam (Becca), Daniel and Katie, stepgrandchildren Tara (Rachid) and Erin (Ryk), borrowed granddaughter Lynn and greatgrandchildren Evelyn, Alice, Adela, Ellerie, Emmy and Luke.

Joan's family and her many friends will feel the loss of her loving kindness and the light she brought to our lives. May light perpetually shine upon her.

The immediate family will gather in Joan's memory later in the spring. As Mum was a volunteer for Powell River Health-Care Auxiliary, we ask that any donations be made to the auxiliary. It is hard to explain how deeply Mum enriched us, but a poem Bruce wrote for her some years ago expresses some of what we feel.

Just as an experiment, stop for a minute and see yourself as I do
Notice how brave you are, how good, and how strong
Can you see it?

Now look deeper. There's more
A light about you, almost
There is magic inside you.


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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: C. Denley
Relation: daughter-in-law

Everything that made your mom so special will live on in your memories. I know how difficult this time is. Chris

From: Angela Terrett
Relation: daughter's mother-in-law

Dear Linda, Terry and family. Thinking of you and wishing you comfort at this time of loss. My prayers are with you. Love, Mother

From: Joan Whiteman
Relation: friend of step-son

Dear family. So sorry for the loss of your mom. You are in our thoughts. Love, Mart, Joan and Luke

From: Jane and George Doan
Relation: family by marriage

Extending our sincere sympathy and friendship. Love and prayers, George and Jane

From: Christine and David Farris
Relation: daughter-in-law

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve your dear mom’s passing and celebrate her beautiful life. She will always remain close in your heart and be there waiting to give you a big hug. Love, Christine and David.
In each piece, each fragment, each scrap of your life
may you see the wholeness you bear [Jan Richardson]

From: Lynne Moe
Relation: Friend of daughter

Thinking of you at this time. May God wrap his arms around you and your wonderful memories of your Mom. Love and blessings Lynne Moe

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

Since Joan was a long term volunteer for the Powell River Hospital Auxiliary, any memorial donations may be made to the Auxiliary in her name.

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