Joan Clapham

Joan Clapham



November 23, 1942

– December 30, 2016

Joan’s family is heartbroken to announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend after a short but gracefully endured illness. Joan was predeceased by her parents, Josh and May Simpson; in laws, Isabel and Harry Clapham; brother in law, Bill Karr, and sister in law Cathy Cox.

Left to miss her are her husband of 56 years Herb, who was with her until the bitter end, daughter, Barb and her children, Karoline and Callia; daughter, Kim and her children Isabella, Mika and Emma; all four of her sisters, Jocelyn, Pat, Noreen and Judy and their families; brother in law, Tom Clapham; sister in

law, Rebecca Barnard and their families.

Joan was born in Chilliwack and grew up in Clinton, BC where she met and married her young banker husband, Herb. They were transferred many times throughout BC and made many friends and memories along the way before settling and retiring in Penticton. She loved the holidays and would have been annoyed to be ruining everyone’s Christmastime by her being sick. But from her work in accounting, she would have been pleased to have “wrapped up” before the end of the tax year.

The family would like to thank Dr. Paisley and the nurses on SP3 at Penticton Hospital, especially Kimberley and Kyla, for their kind care of Joan, and of Herb, during the difficult past few weeks. There will be a celebration of Joan’s life in the spring. For more information please email: In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Moog & Friends Hospice in Penticton, or send flowers anyway—Joan loved flowers. Joan

was a closet Cohen fan and had magneted this poem on the side of the fridge after his death, “So come my friends be not afraid, we are so lightly here. It is in love that we are made, in love we disappear.”

She was loved deeply and will be missed, but we are grateful her suffering is over. Condolences may be shared by visiting

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