Celebrating Joan Anderson

It is with extreme sadness that we learned the news of long-time Huntly Wynd resident and neighbour Joan Anderson’s passing on March 7th 2018. Joan was admitted to Richmond General Hospital earlier in the week and was expected to be back home in reasonably short order. The following obituary notice was published in the March 9th edition of the Vancouver Sun newspaper. Details regarding Joan’s service are still pending and will be shared with the community as soon as they come available.

“Joan Anderson, January 5, 1927 – March 7, 2018. Grandmother, mother, aunt, sister and beloved friend, Joan passed away at the age of 91. She was predeceased by her parents John and Agnes Stratton, husband Dr. Joseph Anderson and brother Jack. Born and raised in Vancouver, Joan is survived by son Bruce, his wife Amanda, two precious grandsons, Owen and Alex, sister Lois and her husband Bruce, brother Bruce and his wife Pat and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Nana lived an active life that revolved around her love of bridge, the opera, the symphony, the Garden Club and the Gateway Theatre – but most of all, Joan loved spending summers at her cottage at Crescent Beach surrounded by family and friends. A memorial service will be held in early April. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation.”

Joan with her good friend Helen in December 2017
Joan (on the left) with her good friend Helen in December 2017

Upon receiving the news of her passing, Lesley (Unit 73) shared: “Joan was a lovely lady and fought hard for a long time to stay in her own home.  She will be missed.”

Bob (Unit 77): “She was a generous and kind woman and we would chat and laugh about our golf experiences from the past. I loved seeing her do her regular walks with her care provider assisting when required. She will be missed.”

Harma (Unit 35): “We are very sad to hear of Joan’s passing and join her family and friends in mourning her loss. Joan was one of the early residents of Huntly Wynd with her late husband. She was very active in her motherly role of the Social Committee which contributed a great deal to our community.”

Joan, it is clear you will be sorely missed by your Huntly Wynd neighbours, and by those of us who were fortunate enough to get to know you on a personal level. May God grant peace everlasting for you in your final rest.

Contributed by: Rob – Unit 75

2 thoughts on “Celebrating Joan Anderson”

  1. What we admired about Joan was her upbeat and positive attitude. She carried on at the end with determination, unwilling to give up. We enjoyed seeing her walking around the complex, and she always stopped to chat.
    She will be missed by many of us, and she is a good role model for those of us who are aging!


  2. I close my eyes and see Joan walking by in her bright red coat with her beautiful silver hair and Elsie by her side.
    Her summer front / back gardens and decorations at Halloween and Christmas were very cheery.
    She got her wish living at “Huntly Wynd” to the end. Yes, she will be missed.


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