Joan Buckmaster

BUCKMASTER (FARWELL), JOAN E.

Dec. 17, 1916 – Feb.3, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce that mother and grandmother, Joan, passed away peacefully at Nanaimo Seniors Village on February 1, 2014.

Joan was born at Hanceville, BC, to Gordon and Annie Farwell who were homesteading at Farwell Canyon. She later moved to Victoria where she attended Oak Bay High School. Moving to Duncan, she met and married Burges Buckmaster (Buck), and the couple took up residence in Victoria.

Joan was an avid gardener and bridge player, and spent many enjoyable years with Buck cruising and fishing in local waters on their pleasure boat. She took many trips back to the Chilcotin country, visiting friends, fishing the lakes, and hunting.

Joan was predeceased by her husband, Buck, in 1993, and by her brother, Gerald Farwell. She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Daphne (Don) Duddridge, by her grand-daughter, Ria, and by her many nieces and nephews. Her family are very grateful to the staff at Nanaimo Seniors Village for their incredible level of care and love for Joan over the last five years.

Flowers are gratefully declined; donations in memory may be made to a charity of choice.


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