Joan departed this world with grace and courage at the Berwick Royal Oak in Victoria, B.C. She was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and considered it a point of pride to be a native of that city, as well as a seventh generation Canadian.

She was predeceased by her husband Peter, her sons Hugh and Jeffrey and all of her siblings. She is survived by her daughter Kim and stepdaughters Barb and Nancy, as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

During her life Joan was a voracious reader, lover of heated discussions, and was a woman who was always interested in the attitudes and thoughts of the people in her life regardless of their age or beliefs. She took real pleasure in the smell of a horse, the sight of a prairie sky, the feel of a Saskatoon bush and enjoyed the comradery of socializing.

Joan often commented on how fortunate she was to have lived the life she lived; she didn’t walk around obstacles, she walked through them. Our family would like to extend our sincere and heartfelt appreciation to all at the Berwick who befriended Joan and gave her such good care and comfort.

If friends so desire, they can make a contribution to Covenant House or World Vison In memory of Joan. Given the current restrictions on public gatherings, there will be a small service by invitation only.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens




  • Carol Fraser

    So many happy memories of Joan and Peter. Joan was always so gracious even as she missed her Peter. My condolence to you Kim and Carlos. I remember the happy times we spent in your hot tub with Joan and Peter.
    Blessings, Carol Fraser

  • Jim and Christine Murphy

    Kim, Barb and Nancy and family,

    We always enjoyed seeing Joan on some of our trips to Victoria. She was very friendly and a delight to be around. Please accept our sincere condolences.

    Jim and Christine Murphy

  • Nadia Graham Ross

    It was my great pleasure to meet Joan on her visit’s to Calgary. I will never forget her smile and beautiful soul that shined through.
    Love you Kim, Carlos and my condolences to the rest of the family.

  • Heather Craig

    Heartfelt condolences Kim,Carlos and families. My vision of her always with a smile on her face is a precious memory. Hoping your memories of many happy times make you smile today and always. Lots of love always. Glenn & Heather

  • Ron Nina

    Sorry we missed your call. You’ve been in our thoughts. Please call when you can.

    Love Ron& Nina

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