Joanne DeVolder (nee Jolicoeur) age 56 was surrounded by family when she passed away March 5, 2015 at Victoria B.C. Joanne’s sons, daughter in-laws, sisters and brothers all cared for her in the last weeks. She was also blessed to have her childhood best friend Diane Fraser-Easton from Houston BC stay tirelessly at her bedside holding her hand the last several days.
Joanne was the second baby born at Surrey Memorial Hospital back in March 4th 1959. She was the second of 6 children to Edmond and Laurina Jolicoeur. The Jolicoeur family all settled in Revelstoke in 1971, where Joanne continued to live until 2007. She graduated from R.S.S. and followed on to achieve her hair dressing apprenticeship. Joanne married Theodorus DeVolder in 1980 and raised their two boys in Revelstoke where she will be remembered for her involvement with many church and community music programs, teaching guitar, and hair salons.
Joanne is survived by her siblings Jeanne (Ed), Marcelline (John), Robert (Sandy), Irene (Tracy), Danny (Shelly) and sons Ted (Jaime) and Tim (Rachel), and grandchildren Jade, Marcus, and Charlie.
Service for Joanne was held on Monday March 16th at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Victoria, B.C. She was laid to rest at Hatley Memorial Gardens where she joined her husband Ted.