It is with sadness that we announce that our Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma passed away on March 23, 2016. She had lived in Entwistle since the 70’s and had recently moved to the Shangri-La Lodge. Mom was a strong, independent woman who loved a good laugh and took pride in her children. She loved being a Grandma to her 11 grandkids and 17 great-grandkids. She was born on a farm outside of North Battleford, SK and as a young girl moved to Alberta with her parents and siblings. Mom was an awesome cook and we were lucky to grow up eating her homemade bread and desserts. In her later years she took up knitting to keep her hands busy and managed to knit many blankets for her family and friends. She was a member of the Legion for more than 50 years. Joan will be lovingly remembered by her children, William, Donald (Joy), June (John), Cheryl (Frank), Elizabeth (Sid), Heather (Randy), Lloyd (Annie) and George (Debbie); all her Grandkids as well as a very wonderful friend, Kathy who always made time for mom, for which we thank her. She is also survived by her sister, Inez and her nieces and nephews from the Tinney side of the family. She was predeceased by her parents, Ethel and George Back, her brother Bobby and her husband, Lloyd in 2005. A Memorial Service will be held at Entwistle Seniors Drop-In Centre on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. For those who desire, memorial contributions in Joan’s name may be made directly to Drayton Valley Health Services Foundation – CT4DV, 4550 Madsen Avenue, Drayton Valley, Alberta T7A 1N8.