Joan Marlene WEIR

Joan Marlene WEIR

Joan Marlene Weir, born July 12, 1946 in North Battleford, Sask., died June 20, 2012 in Chilliwack, BC following a short and hurried battle with chronic lung disease. Survived by her sons David (Liz), and Michael; grandchildren Isabella and Mason; aunts Ethel, Pearl, Amy and Marg; cousins Sharon, Brad, and Ed to name a few; sisters-in-law Barb (Bill) and Loraine; nieces Colleen, Lisa and Lori; and nephews Al and Hugh. Joan was pre-deceased by her husband Richard and parents Russell and Elene. Joan trained as a nurse at Royal Columbian Hospital’s nursing school, graduating in 1967 as a member of Class 67B, and later obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Victoria. She worked on many different services throughout her nursing and nursing administration career, and dedicated nearly two decades building and contributing to the Palliative Care program in Chilliwack and Fraser Health. Away from the hospital, Joan loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and her many friends. She enjoyed life-long passions for travelling, entertaining and keeping photo albums. Later in life she discovered passions for golf and gardening. Joan retired from nursing in May 2011 and was looking forward to many years travelling, golfing, gardening, and laughing with family and friends before illness fell her far too soon. The family wishes to thank Dr. Rod MacFadyen, Teasa MacFadyen, Dr. Ron Bull and the Palliative Care team, Dr. Phillip Weatherston, Sharon Meissner, Heidi Liebe, Martha Loewen, Marilyn Hannis and all the friends who stopped in and brought food. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, June 27, starting at 12 noon, at the Best Western Rainbow Country Inn in Chilliwack. In lieu of flowers, it was Joan’s wish that donations be made to the Chilliwack Hospice Society (www.chilliwackhospice.org).


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