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a message from current principal, Brad Burns

Joan was an amazing woman who was always ready to help and stand up for those whose voice was not always heard. Her fierce commitment to actively support students and the greater community was truly inspirational. I was constantly inspired by her humour, her passion and her kindness. She was never afraid to hold one to account when they were trying to sidestep a commitment. She expected the best out of everyone she worked with, while giving her best in every endeavour. Through the busy fundraising years of our foundation's work, Joan was well connected in the community and introduced several of our past and current supporters to our vision. Her legacy in this work will continue to provide students and staff at Victoria School with access to courses, workshops and guest artists for years to come.  

She will be missed but never forgotten. 

With deepest sympathy, 




Joan was a VSF board member from 2005 until 2020 and an honorary board member from 2020 until her death. She was an ardent supporter of the talented students at Victoria School for the Arts.


We are very grateful to Joan Pitfield's family for honouring her life by asking for donations to be made to our foundation in order to open a new scholarship in Joan's name. To make a donation to the Victoria School Foundation for the Arts in the name of Joan Pitfield, cheques can be mailed to address below, or donated online through the link.   

Victoria School Foundation

Attn: Marguerite Trussler

10210 -108 Avenue

Edmonton T5H 1A8

Income tax receipts are available for all donations over $20.00

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