Joan Deyell (Spriggs)

1916 – 2012

Joan passed away peacefully in Qualicum Beach, BC on January 1, 2012. She will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her husband of 67 years, Bill, as well as by her children – Jim (Sue), Mike & Dave (Tina); grandchildren – Nicole, Barbara (Tyler), Dan (Renee), Matt & Allana; step grandchildren – Damien & Samantha; great grandchildren – Alex, Jack & Gwen. She was predeceased by a granddaughter, Kristen.

Joan was born in Jersey, Channel Islands and was a nurse during WW II. She married Bill at Steyning, England on Dec. 16, 1944 and came to Canada as a war bride in 1946. Joan embraced life in her new country and shared Bill’s love of the outdoors. In the early days, Bill and Joan moved back and forth across Canada living in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta. They retired from Calgary and have lived in Nanoose Bay, Bc for the last 28 yars. Joan loved living near the ocean both at Nanoose Bay and at her favourite winter retreat in Maui.

At Joan’s request, memorial arrangements will be a private family affair.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trans Canada Trail, 43 Westminster Ave. North, Montreal, QC, H4X 1Y8.


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