Thursday, February 24, 2011

Farewell to JoAnn

It is with extreme sadness and sincere condolences to her family, that we say goodbye to a wonderfully caring soul and talented artist in the form of JoAnn (westartglass).
JoAnn has just just passed after a recent illness leaving bereaved husband Harold, her daughter and two grand children.
For those members who were not lucky enough to have been touched by JoAnn, she was a kind and caring person, who always took time out to help others along the way.
She worked as an artist in many medias, including one of her favourites glass, in all its beautiful forms, stained glass, fused and Dichoric.
JoAnn loved horses, having owned, raised, trained and ridden her own in show classes and for pleasure.
As an artist she had won many awards and accolades, and cared about wildlife and the environment as well as people, and supported many charities.
I include a link to her profile on Ebay and Etsy, this is an extract from the start and end of the Etsy profile...
Please take time to read JoAnn's profiles, they are very inspirational, its starts with..
'I am married to the best husband in the world, we have one daughter and two grand children'
and ends with..
'and Always be kind to one another'
Etsy Profile

Ebay profile

JoAnn enjoyed celebrating her Cherokee heritage,in her many creations that feature Native American artwork.


  1. Sincere sympathies to her family!

  2. Condolences to JoAnn`s family and friends. Her artwork is beautiful.

  3. This is so sad. She was such a wonderful person and will be missed by all whose lives she touched.

  4. This is very sad news. My sincere condolences to JoAnn's family.

  5. My sincerest sympathies...such a special soul will be missed.

  6. JoAnn and I had been friends for a long time. She has been a source of strength and inspiration to me, she was my guiding light. JoAnn was the main reason I returned to art after several years of not picking up a brush, telling me I was wasting my talent. She was a force of nature and I can't believe this vibrant, talented individual is gone.

  7. Such sad news. My condolences to Joann's family.

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with her family!

  9. So terribly sad.... I did not know her, but you can tell she was a bright light. Her art is so endearing. Condolences to her friends and family.

  10. Prayers on the Smoke to JoAnn's family & friends during this difficult time

  11. Very sad news, my condolences to her family and friends.


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