Young woman killed in crash remembered for kindness, joyfulness

Joselyn Casavant was the young woman killed in Kelowna Friday night in a head-on crash.

  • Mon May 25th, 2015 5:00pm
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The young woman killed in a Friday night car crash is being remembered for her deep spirituality and caring nature.

The Facebook page belonging to Joselyn Casavant, known to friends as Jojo, has seen a steady flood of supportive messages since the community learned she was the woman who perished in the Friday night crash.

Loved ones have openly talked about Casavant’s deep spirituality and  her “fun, joyful, kind, funny and caring” nature has been the fodder of countless posts. As they continue to grieve, they have planned several open events (listed below)  for her community to come together and say their goodbyes.

In the meantime police and the Coroner’s office continue to investigate the circumstances of the May 22 crash. Thus far, impaired driving is not believed to be a a factor, but speed is.

According to witnesses, a blue Honda coupe was allegedly exceeding the speed limit and lost control as it rounded a curve in the westbound lane of McCurdy Road east near Morrison Road.

The Honda struck Casavant’s green Toyota sedan head on in the eastbound lane, knocking it off the roadway, said crash scene investigator Const. Steve Holmes, in a press release.

“Emergency crews arrived to find the 27 year old driver of the Honda suffering from non-life threatening injuries to his back and neck. Injuries to the driver of the Toyota proved fatal,” he said, noting that Casavant died at the scene.

Saying goodbye

On Friday, May 29, between 7 and 8 p.m. there will be an open casket viewing of JoJo Casavant at Springfield Funeral Home, which is at 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna.

Then there will be a burial ceremony at Lakeview Cemetery, at 2850 Dry Valley Rd, Kelowna, Saturday, May 3 at 9:30 a.m.

Finally, Saturday, May 30 at 11 a.m the family will hold a Celebration of Life at KCC at 905 Badke Road, Kelowna.

In lieu of flowers all donations will be put towards a missions program through KCC that JoJo has been involved in. The contact will be Pastor Ed Berk who can be reached at ed@kcc.net