Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Fare Thee Well Love

At 7:09 pm, Joanne died peacefully surrounded by loved ones. Her journey has been long and difficult and at last she can rest.

I will post again with more details once they are finalized. On behalf of the family, thank you for all of the support that you have given Joanne over the past few years.


19 March 2008


Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to all of you. What a journey. Yes we all loved her. Thank you again for your courage and strength.
Love Steve, Judy, and family

funkfamily said...

JoAnn was wise and gracious to the end. I wish I had known her longer, and as more that a cyberfriend, breast cancer sister. She always had the right words.

Brenda F

Anonymous said...

Our hearts ache along with your's
We are thankful her suffering is over.
Pat, Gwen & Family

Anonymous said...

I'm so very sorry for this loss and my heart goes out to the Schweitzers and Condons.

I will always be grateful that I knew Joanne.


Heather said...

Life is sweet. Love is sweet. Joanne was surrounded by love, as are you all. Our deepest sympathy to you all.

Love Heather, Dave, Cory, Jaime & Kelly

Anonymous said...

We have lost an incredible friend and sister. Words cannot express the depth of my sadness and the sympathy I hold in my heart for the Schweitzer, Condon, and Sherlock families. Wish I could be there to hold you up. Love to all.


Fe said...

There are no words that I can say that can possibly express how grateful I am to have had Joanne in my life. My heart goes out to all of her family.

love, Fe xxxxx

Diane S. said...

My deepest sympathy to all of Joanne's family and friends. She has touched the hearts of many and will be deeply missed.

Diane S.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Darryl, for keeping us near through her blog. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all the family. Joanne touched my life through and will always remain in my heart.

Rhonda wV

Anonymous said...

I have seen peace,I have seen pain,
resting on the shoulders of your name,
do you see the truth,
through all their lies,
do you see the world through troubled
and if you want to talk about it anymore,
lie here on the floor,
cry on my shoulder,
I'm a friend.

I have seen birth, I have seen death,
lived to see a lovers final breath,
do you see my guilt,
should I feel fine,
is the fire of hesitation burning bright,
and if you want to,talk about it once again,
on you I depend,
I'll cry on your shoulder,
you're a friend.

you and I have lived through many things,
I'll hold on to your heart,
I wouldn't cry for anything,
but don't go tearing your life apart,

I have seen fear, I have seen faith,
seen the look of anger on your face,
and if you want to talk about what will be,
come and sit with me,
cry on my shoulder, I'm a friend.

and if you want to talk about it anymore ,
lie here on the floor,
cry on my shoulder once again,
cry on my shoulder I'm a friend


Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to read this news.
But I am sure she now has found the peace and sweetness she wanted. My heart goes out to all her family and friends, may you all find the strength to go on with life.
Joanne will never be forgotten.

Love, Trui

Bree said...

My sympathies to all Joanne's family. She is a special gal to many BC sisters and will be greatly missed. Peace be with this sweet "sister and all who love her...Bree

Anonymous said...

Missin' Joanne already. I know her journey was hard and the end is a mixed blessing. My thoughts go out to her family, the Schweitzers, Condons and Sherlocks for their courage and support of her and to Darryl, for taking the time to keep her friends informed. I deeply appreciate the effort it took to do that.

I wish all y'all peace and many, many fond memories of Joanne over time. I hope your grief is eased by knowing she was able to stay close to those she loved the most and that was so important to her. You gave her the most valuable gift a mother, daughter, sister and wife could desire.....more time with her family. I'm absolutely sure the cost was terribly high. My thoughts go out to you at this sad time.

All my best wishes to Gord and the kids.
Her old friend,

Anonymous said...

Godspeed Joanne. My heartfelt sympathies to her family and friends.


apprentice said...

I heard this read by Tess Gallagher, the widow of the poet and writer Raymond Carver. It was his last poem on this earth. I know Joanne was beloved, so I think it appropriate to post it here:

Late Fragment

And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.


Joan said...


My heart has always gone out to Joanne for the journey she had to face. And now it goes out to you and all the family, for yours.

Joanne knew she was loved. I don't think she could ever know just how much. I will miss her terribly.

Much love to your mom and dad, your siblings and to Gord and the kids.


Anonymous said...

My love and sympathy to all of you. I know that this has been such a long journey with so much sadness and heartache. Joanne was an amazing friend, daughter, mother and wife who has taught us so many lessons and I know that her wisdom will continue to surround us. I am so sad that I will not be at the celebration of her life, but I will be with you all in spirit.
Much Love, Loretta

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Darryl, for writing with this very sad news.

Joanne will be lovingly remembered for her wisdom and grace and for the gentle way she had of understanding another's heart.

May our prayers for all of Joanne's family - the Schweitzers, the Condons, the Sherlocks - help bring some comfort and peace to each one during this most difficult of times.

"Good night, sweet princess, and may flights of angels lead thee to thy rest."


Anonymous said...

I "knew" Joanne on the website. She was a truly remarkable woman and I am so sad that she is gone. My love and prayers to her family.


Anonymous said...

"What we have done for ourselves dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." Albert Pike

Joanne leaves much for all of us - she will be missed too greatly for words but her gifts to all of us are immortal. N & L

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. My deepest sympathy to the family. Joanne was a wonderful person.


Anonymous said...

Our sincerest sympathy goes out to all of Joanne's family. It was a privilege to know Joanne and our lives will never be the same for having known her. May you all feel comforted by your memories and may the love of family and friends give you courage and strength. As always our thoughts and prayers go out to you. God Bless!