Joan Oliver (nee Eccleston)

June 30, 1922 – September 7, 2015

Joan died peacefully on September 7th at the Stanford Center in Parksville at the age of 93.

Survived by a brother Tony (Teresa), two daughters Christine (Derek) of St Albert and Eileen (Trevor) of Qualicum Beach. Five Grandchildren Julie, Lynne (Nigel), Anthony (Nicole), Sharon (Shawn), and Danie, and six great grandchildren Ben, Adam, Alexandra, Nicholas, Chelsea and Jasmine. Sister in law Doreen and niece Deborah

Pre-deceased by her husband Joseph Gilbert, and brother John.

Joan was born in London England worked in millinery, dressmaking, and in the London Fire Service during the Second World War. Joan and Gil immigrated to Canada in 1982 and lived in Parksville where she spent her final years in Cokely Manor and Stanford Place. Joan was very proficient in dressmaking, sewing, quilting, knitting, and taught her skills to many people. Joan was involved with many groups and organizations in England and Canada. She enjoyed crafts, sports and music.

Joan will be missed by her family and many friends. The family would like to thank the staff at Cokely, and Stanford, Mary Connelly, Dr Desai and Dr. Henderson and the many people who have helped Joan in her final years.

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