It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Joan Hazel Jackson of Williams Lake, on Saturday, December 27, 2014, at the age of 93, after a lengthy illness.
Joan was born in Brighton, England October 2, 1921. She was the youngest of 11 children. It was here that she met and married Bob Jackson, an Infantryman with the Seaforth Highlanders. They married in 1942 and after the war, in 1946, Joan came out to Vancouver where they lived for seven years and started their family. Three of their children were born in North Vancouver. In 1953 the family moved to Williams Lake where Bob worked as a shoe repairman at Tony’s Leather Goods and later opened his own shop, Bob’s Shoe Repair. Two more children were added to their family.
Joan was very active in the Hospital Auxiliary and Hospice for 25 plus years, and could always be found at either Sam Ketcham Pool, the public library or walking about Scout Island. She loved all the years she spent out at “the cabin” at Chimney Lake with all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Joan had a great zest for life and loved gardening, fishing, canoeing, being outdoors, and loved her Tai Chi, bowling and painting that she pursued over the years.
Joan will be dearly missed by all of her family and her friends.
Joan leaves to mourn her five children, 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren: Roberta (Kelly) Pinske of Vernon; Todd (Claudette) Pinske, Shane (Andrea) Pinske, Mike (Carolyn) Jackson of White Rock; Tracey (Troy) Wingerak, Heather (Bill) Mainland of Coquitlam; Janet (Evan Myers) Mainland, Billy (Leah) Mainland, Jenny (Ken) Huston of Williams Lake; Ryan Huston, Kelli Huston, Mary Lou (Tim Brown) McKay of Williams Lake; Trina (Daryle) Halfnights, Holden (Lacie) Brown and Andrew (Karlee) Brown.
Joan was predeceased by her husband of 60 years Bob Jackson in 2002 and her two grandsons Glen Jackson (1995) and Korbin McKay (1997).
The family would like to express sincere gratitude to Williams Lake Hospice, Community Nurses, Home Care Workers, Dr. G. Fedor and all of her friends who were there to help out over the past five months.
There will be no service at Joan’s request.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Williams Lake Hospice or a charity of your choice.
LaPrairie’s Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements. 250-398-9100.
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You never know, dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away
The other night, dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamt I held you in my arms
When I awoke, dear, I was mistaken
So I hung my head, and I cried