Born December 7, 1928 at Exeter, Ontario, passed into the loving arms of her Saviour February 17, 2013 in Nanaimo.
Predeceased by her husband, Ronald (1990); lovingly remembered by her 5 children Marilyn (Ron) Simmons, David (Linda), Colleen (Hans) Vanderhorst, Janet (Mark) Winkelmans and Barbara (Ron) Breault; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and her special friend “adopted daughter” Marlou Mullin. She also leaves her 2 sisters, Irene and Dorothy, and 5 brothers, Ivan, Ed, David, Dennis, Allan and their families.
A long time resident of Ladysmith before moving to Parksville. Mom loved to walk with her family and with the many dogs she had adopted over the years .
Her love for people and her servant’s heart was demonstrated by her many hours of volunteer work at the Parksville SOS and soup kitchen. Her heart was always for the less fortunate whether people or animals.
Many thanks to the staff of Lakeside Gardens for their care of Mom over the past 5 years and all the nursing staff at Nanaimo General Hospital Palliative Care.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Parksville SPCA or the Parksville SOS.
A Celebration of Life for Joan will be held at Maranatha Church 6553, Portsmouth Road, Nanaimo, BC on Saturday, March 2 at 1p.m.
Condolences may be offered at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our website at www.telfordnanaimo.com
Telford’s of Nanaimo