Dear Joan,

Rarely do I get to know a person who embodies all that is wonderful in life. Your joy, sense of humor, enthusiasm, commitment, compassion, respect and courage have made the world a much better place for countless people. I feel privileged to have known you and I know that your loving spirit lives on in all of us who had the good fortune to be touched by you and that we will "pay forward" the gifts that we received from you.

Wishing you a peaceful and loving time now and forever, Ellis