Joan was born April 21, 1920 in Burdett, Alberta. She passed away peacefully in Peace Arch District Hospital on April 19th, 2008, two days before her 88th birthday. She was raised in Forestburg, Alberta and moved to Vancouver with her family at the age of sixteen. She lived in the White Rock, South Surrey area for over 60 years, having moved to Crescent beach in 1946.
She was predeceased by her husband, Walter and two sisters, Pat and Betty. She is survived by her children, Mike and Colleen, daughter in-law Susan, brother in-law George Cohen, three cherished grandchildren, Krista (Randy), Leanna (Korrey) and Shawn, as well as two
treasured great grandsons, Adrian and James.
Joan had a rewarding career with the Provincial Government and retired in 1982 as manager of the Human Resources office in White Rock. Her interests varied over the years including tennis, ballroom dancing, square dancing, bridge, lawn bowling and Lawrence Welk.
Joan lived the last two years in her own apartment at Christina place. We wish to thank all the staff for making that time so enjoyable.
A memorial service will take place Friday April 25 at 2 pm, Victory Memorial Park, 14831-28 Avenue, Surrey, B.C.
In lieu of flowers a donation to Semiahmoo House would be appreciated.