Dorothy Joanne Jordan passed away on August 30, 2005. She was born in Regina, Sask. in 1930 and was an only child. Her family moved to Vancouver when Joanne was a toddler. She attended King Edward School and then graduated from U.B.C. She loved to learn and was an excellent student. After graduation, she and her family traveled extensively, living in Europe and the Caribbean. In 1966, Joanne and her family moved to New Zealand where she raised three children. She was a social worker with the New Zealand Crippled Children Society and she also worked with terminally ill children and their families. She returned to Canada in 1989.
Joanne had a life long love for learning, books, art, pottery and cooking. She once cooked for the Prime Minister of N. L. Joanne was a Jeopardy whiz and really enjoyed a good joke. Joanne was truly loved and admired by her family her entire life.
Joanne is survived by her daughter, Marybelle (Ian) and sons, John (Libby) and Justin (Kimberlee) and her grandchildren whom she adored, Reid Bryce, Elsje, Isis and Calli. She was predeceased by her husband John and her parents, Isabelle and Archie King. Joanne’s kindness, generosity and love for life will be missed by her friends and family. If so desired, donations in her memory may be made to the Pacific Assistance Dog society. There will be no service by request.