Jun 24, 1926 – Feb 13, 2018
Born in Montserrat, West Indies, Joan grew up in Toronto and after graduating from University, she travelled Europe working in England and Paris. After returning to Toronto, she drove west to Vancouver, where she went to work for Canadian Pacific Airlines. In July of ’54, she flew to Whitehorse, and it was on this trip that she met Norman, “the handsome blonde man” she wanted to marry. On June 4, 1956, that dream was realized.
Joan and Norm settled into their newlywed life in Vancouver, and soon after started their family with two sons; Stephen (1957) and Jonathan (1959). In 1960 they left the big city lights and drove north to Whitehorse, where four years later daughter Kathy (1964) was born.
Joan and Norm joined the Sourdough Stompers square dancing club, and travelled to jamborees around the country, and to Hawaii, Alaska and China. They also travelled and toured extensively, too many destinations to name. Joan often commented what a great life she had, and how lucky she was for all she had experienced.
In 1992, after 32 years in Whitehorse, Joan and Norm moved back to the home they had bought in Vancouver, but in 2012, they returned ‘home’ to Whitehorse, where they had a lifetime of memories and so many wonderful friends.
We invite all those friends to join us to share memories of Joan, on the day that would have marked her 92nd birthday.
A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered.