BARNARD, Joan Peggy. 1917 – 2014. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Joan passed away peacefully at her home in South Surrey on Monday, August 25th at the age of 97. She is predeceased by her loving husband, George (2000) and her sister Rita (2009). She is survived by her three children Tony, Michael and Georgene (Len).Joan was devoted to and loved by her six grandchildren: Charmaine, Nicole, Jorlyn, Wade, Danielle and Susanne and three great- grandchildren. She was affectionately called “Grannie” by many others.
Joan was born on January 15, 1917 in Plymouth, England. Joan and George were married on April 27, 1940 and lived happily in England until 1953 when they immigrated to Canada. Joan worked as a bookkeeper for many years and used her knowledge of numbers to become a formidable bridge player. Joan was also an acomplished knitter, crafting many wonderful outfits for her children and grandchildren as well as knitting teddy bears to donate to the hospital. She adored animals and loved to be visited by the neighbourhood cats. She cherished family gatherings, was an avid gardener and being a sports fan, loved to cheer on her Canucks and Lions. The family would like to extend their gratitude to everyone who helped care for Joan in the past few years, especially her caregivers, Elvie and Lucy. Joan touched the hearts of all who knew her and will be deeply missed. Her ready smile, welcoming hugs and loving personality will remain in our hearts forever. By request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joan’s memory to the White Rock Day Program of the Seniors Come Share Society at 15008 26th Avenue, Surrey, BC. V4P 3H5 to thank them for the happiness they gave Joan every Friday.