It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joan Mary McDonald on December 26, 2012 at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Joan was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Joan was born on December 23, 1919 in Ipswich, England. She married her husband Ian on May 6, 1942. Joan served in the Women’s Royal Navy in WWII (1940 – 1945). She also ran a successful business with her husband. Joan and Ian emigrated to Canada in December of 1986 to be with her family. She thoroughly enjoyed her new country and the many new friends she met.
Joan was predeceased by her parents, Frederick and Lillian Keeble and her brother, Ronald Keeble. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 70 years, Ian McDonald, daughters Susan Trousdale and Rona McDonald, son-in-law John Trousdale, granddaughter Heather (Waqar) Mughal, grandson Scott (Anya) Trousdale and her precious great grandchildren Hanna, Connor, Sam, Cassidy and Kennedy.
Te family would like to give their heartfelt thanks to the home care workers and staff of KBRH, Poplar Ridge and Rosewood Village for the wonderful care they gave Joan in her last, difficult years. They would also like to thank Dr. Behrens and Dr. McCoid for their care and support throughout the years.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan’s memory Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail BC, V1R 4M1 would be appreciated by the family.