Lieu de naissance : Princeton, Colombie Britannique, Canada
Date de naissance : 3 avril 1947
Lieu de décès : Kamloops, Colombie Britannique, Canada
Date de décès : 6 juillet 2012
After a short but bravely fought battle, we lost our much loved daughter, mother, grandmother, sister and friend on Friday, July 6, 2012.
Joan will be fondly remembered by her children Cheryl (Shawn) of Logan Lake, B.C., and Darryl (Hako)of Iwata-shi, Shizuoka, Japan, her grandchildren Brody, Keira, Maya, and Kian, her mother Dorothy Peck, her brother Don (Jackie) Peck his family, as well as her Uncles Charlie, Bob, Rudy, and Jack, and Aunts Joanne, Edie, and Elsie along with their families.
Joan was predeceased by her Grandmother Ada, and her Father Ted, whom she adored, and who adored her.
Joan was born to a very proud Edward and Dorothy Peck on April 3rd, 1947 in Princeton, B.C. They resided in Hedley, B.C. as her parents were both employed by the Mascot Mine. She lived in many different areas of the province when her Dad worked for BC Hydro, two of her very favorite being Sechelt and Armstrong. Her family settled in Kamloops in 1955 where she completed her schooling.
After graduation, Joan went to Jasper, AB where she worked at the CIBC and Scotia banks, and had the many adventures there with her friends that young people do. She met Lloyd Mellows in Jasper, and after marrying in 1970, they moved back to Kamloops to start their family. Her children Cheryl and Darryl were born there in 1972 and 1974. Joan's every action, decision, and thought was based on what would be best for her children.
When her grandson Brody was born in 1991, her focus turned to him, and then to her granddaughter Keira when she came along in 1993. Joan travelled to Japan for the births of Maya in 2009, and Kian in 2011. Each of Joan's grandchildren had their own special bond with Grandma, and felt very loved!
Joan loved dancing, fishing, her beautiful shoes, drives in the Okanagan in the summertime, good times with her friends - old and new, special occasions with her extended family, and most of all, spending quiet times with her grandkids, showing them how special they were to her.
The family would like to thank Dr. Gabriel and Dr. Bishop for their compassionate care of our Mom, as well as the amazing nurses of 3 West for their support.
A Celebration of Joan's Life will take place in Logan Lake, B.C. on Saturday, July 14th, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the gazebo overlooking the lake in Bill Maggs Park. Please come prepared to share a special memory or story that will express your relationship with Joan if you wish. Feel free to come dressed in color. Mom loved color.
We are each so honored to have
been loved by you!
Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com