In Memory

Joan Cannon (Curtis) VIEW PROFILE

Joan died in November 2006 of ovarian cancer. She lived life with vibrant energy and made friends everywhere she went. Even after diagnosis in 2002 her powder skiing prowess continued to improve every year. She left behind a legacy of 5 wonderful children and beautiful skiers. Survived By: Spouse - Marv Curtis; Children - Ben, Marie, Peter (deceased), Jane, Catherine and David; Grandkids - Tommy, Jonah, Lainey, Romney, Joanie, Alec, Peter, Jonny, Christian, Emmy, Hank, Theo and Ada Joan.


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05/26/09 12:35 PM #1    

Ann Wilkinson (Coulam)

Joan -- a bright and shining light to everyone who knew her! Has there ever been a kinder, more congenial, "most courteous", loving friend?! They really "don't make them like that anymore!" You instinctively knew that, with Joan, you were getting the real deal -- a solid, genuine, sincere friendship. Joan was a spirited and energetic angel whose generous heart, radiant smile, and glowing example lives on. I can only imagine how abundantly blessed Marv and their five children must feel to have lived with the light and vision of Joan.

05/27/09 12:09 PM #2    

Holly Williams (Schelin)

joan and marv and i reconnected when I was asked to direct a musical for a church function, and we asked them to sing a duet from Music Man (I think that was it, but who remembers details at our age). In typical Joan fashion, she jumped in with both feet and volunteered she and Marv to also participate in whatever numbers we needed to make the production a success. They were both at all the rehearsals, sang in a song from ANNIE, and then did a duet that will be in my memory for years to come. It was the epitome of "happily ever after" when you saw them look at each other as they sang. I am grateful that my memories of Joan don't fade as do the years...she was an incredible example of bravery to the end, she was a fabulous mother (you only have to know her children to see that), and she was concerned about others around her even so far as trying to make us all feel better when you knew she was feeling so poorly. Loved her then, love her still.

07/11/09 01:32 PM #3    

Karl (Aka. . . Karl-Heinz) Koenig

I am dearly soory for your loss. There are so many bright moments from East that bring your beautiful wife and her loving smile to my recollection. She was and is a most precious soul... God bless.

08/07/09 03:46 PM #4    

John Adamson

When I e mailed Riki Eastmond to tell her that Joanie was so sick, she hit me back with this brief message:

"Joan Cannon is a goddess. Always, always will be."

I can't really top that. It says it all. Very few days go by that I don't think of Joan and how she graced all of our lives.

Marvin and his kids know how much I loved her and how much I love them and I can't really add much to that either.

As for the Gittens drawing, Michaelangelo couldn't top that. It's just perfect. Like Joan.

08/07/09 03:59 PM #5    

Kathy Olson (Czerny)

Joan was without a doubt one of the kindest people I ever knew. Fun loving, talented, gracious. She always looked for and found the best in others. She set the bar for the rest of us. Singing with her was such a joy.

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