October 25, 1936 – December 1, 2011
‘The only happiness in life is to love and be loved’ ~ Goethe
Joan was born in Toronto and grew up with her adored brother Roy. With her teaching certificate in hand, Joan combined her passion for teaching and travel, moving to Germany to work on a DND base and spending her free time exploring many countries. Once back in Canada Joan met and married Peter, moved west to Calgary, where they raised 2 daughters, Alex and Andrea. Joan surprised all by agreeing to move west yet again, to Vancouver Island; one of the best decisions she ever made. She lived a life full of gratitude and was well and truly loved by family and friends. She will be greatly missed.
The family would like to thank the staff of Stanford Place (Alderview) for their exceptional care. Much love to all of her outstanding friends who provided such love and support to our amazing mom.