Shirley “Joan” Johnson

Joan ended her battle with COPD late in the evening on December 17, 2014. She did not lay her weap-ons down willingly, fighting to the very end with every ounce of her legendary focus and strength.Joan was predeceased by her exasperating but charming husband, Chris, in 2011.She leaves behind two controlling daughters; Deb Neufeld (Joanne), Sherra-Lee McLean (Berton, whom she loved dearly) and Randy, her son and the apple of her eye.Joan also leaves to the future, her beloved grandchildren: Corey Neufeld (Rolanda), Nathan McLean, Lindsey Neufeld, Megan Topham (Sundance), Laura Alford (Reg) and Cayden Johnson. She also had the good fortune to meet all of her great-grandchildren: Ty, Ocean, Fraser, Sidney, Soul, Rowan and Canyon.Sisters: Betty Hogan, Dolly Sjodin, Doris Edwards, Marlene, Faye and Barb Garner, Dianne Dagneau, Judy Garner-Niehaus and brothers Bob Garner (Sylvia), Brian, Allan and Wayne Garner, along with her amazing step-mom, Christine, will continue to hold Joan softly in their hearts as they continue their journeys.Joan approached life in a practical and organized way, keeping everyone on track and honest (thanks to her infernal diaries). She enjoyed family most of all but took time to ÿ sh and hunt with Chris, eventu-ally overcoming her fear of the ocean to accompany him in Prince Rupert. She panned for gold in the Princeton area and often took home the pocket change of her friends and family whenever they were silly enough to play cards with her. We will recognize her in her next life by her odd compulsion to paint rocks pink.See you later Nanny…We’ll miss your amazing buns!A memorial gathering will occur May 23, 2015

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