1929 – 2016
It is with sad hearts that the family of Joan Christine Pratt announces her passing on Friday, January 15, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital after a battle with cancer. Joan was born on Feb 27, 1929 in Comox, B.C.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Norman of 66 years; their three children: Michael, Deborah (Jim) Barraclough and Dale (Sam); sister Dianne Jourdain; grandchildren: Shawn, Scott, Alisha, Morgan, Gabrielle, and Liam; great –grandchildren: Carter, Makenna, Xander, Damon, and Skyler, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her mother Borghild (Bunny) Jorgens; father Walter Clifford Radford and step-father John (Jack) Beadnell.
Joan’s family was one of the pioneering families in the valley, and she often commented that it had been a privilege to have lived her life in such a special place.
Many summer days were spent camping with family and friends around the Upper Campbell and fly fishing on the Oyster river. She was an avid gardener, a talented seamstress and knitter. In her later years, Joan took up needlework and spent many hours doing a variety of cross stitch pictures for family members.
Joan worked as a clerk at the Overwaitea, Leung’s Grocery and the ‘Pinky’ in Comox. She was very active in the community volunteering with brownies, girl guides, and the women’s auxiliary of the Comox Fire Department.
The family would like to thank Dr. Jonathan Reggler, the nursing staff at St Joseph’s Hospital and the VIHA nurses/ home care workers for their outstanding care and compassion.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.
A Memorial Tea for family and friends will be held on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 from 1:30pm-3:30pm at Piercy’s-Mt. Washington Funeral.