CAMERON, Joan Mildred (nee Bignell)

1927 – 2015

Our dear Joan passed away April 24, 2015, her daughter Judy at her side. Although she did not want to leave us, she was unafraid and died with dignity.

Born in Vancouver July 14th, 1927 to George and Gladys, Joan enjoyed her years spent in the city before moving to the South Surrey/White Rock area in 1960 to begin a more rural life on acreage with animals. She returned to Vancouver in 1976 to resume her career as a telephone operator at BC Tel. Joan fondly recalled her years working there. Upon retiring in 1988 she came back to the White Rock area sharing her home with her mother from 1999 until her passing in 2008. The most recent years were spent visiting with family, friends, tending to her home and garden and cat Sweetie. Joan was a caring person and as a life-long animal lover a pet was always an important part of her home. Her family was her priority. We remember her as being independent, wise and practical. Always ready for a good adventure, to see or learn something new. Facing life with a ‘chin up, shoulders back’ attitude, Joan always told it as she saw it.

Predeceased by husband Ron in 1972 Joan is survived by her daughter Judy and the light of her life granddaughter Quinn, cousins in Washington State and England and dear friendships spanning decades. Upon hearing a comment on her petite stature Joan would wryly reply “Good things come in small packages!” Indeed Mum.

No service by request. If desired, donations to SPCA or Canadian Cancer Society on Joan’s behalf.

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