Joan Grisley, aged 79, passed away at Crossroads Hospice (Port Moody, B.C.) on December 13th, 2015, surrounded by her loving and supportive family. Born April 26th, 1936, in London, England, Joan immigrated to Canada in 1975 with her husband Ken, and their three children. Ken first asked Joan to dance 62 years ago, and the years that followed were filled with deep love, mutual admiration, and friendship. Joan was nurturing and loving, as a mother to her three children Steven, Matthew, and Kerry, a “Grammie” to her 8 grandchildren Liana, Alison, Jane, Tarissa, Carson, Kiara, Norah, and Gwenn, and a mother-in-law to Philene, Kelly, Karrie, and Troy. Joan was an artist – potter, sculptor, painter, textile and stain-glass artist, silversmith, knitter, and seamstress – and an accomplished chef. She delighted in Canada’s wildlife and wild spaces, and reflected this passion in her art. Tall, elegant, and beautiful, she loved a good laugh, and had a smile that could light up a room. She will be greatly missed, but she has left us all so much to cherish.
A Celebration of Life will be held January 8th,
1:30 pm at First Memorial Burkeview, 1340 Dominion Ave., Port Coquitlam, B.C. A reception with refreshments will follow the celebration. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Crossroads Hospice Society.http://www.crossroadshospicesociety.com/index.php