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Our bright little Nini passed away in her sleep on November 12, 2012 at the age of 94 years. "Joanie Girl" is much loved and will be sadly missed by her daughter Brenda, her grandchildren, Kim and Darren, her great-grandchildren, Jordan and Kyanna and all her South African and Canadian family and friends.
Joan grew up in a small village in South Africa, was married at 21 and widowed at 23. She married "Billy Boy" in 1947 and after he passed away she immigrated to Canada at the young age of 83 years to be with her daughter and family. Joanie loved to dance, she knew all the words to the army songs, and lived her life with a sparkle, good humor and great courage.
We are sincerely grateful to all the staff at West Vancouver Care Center where she spent the last 3 years surrounded by people who cared for her, laughed with her and even danced with her. Our sincerest thanks to the nurses and caregivers who gave her comfort, friendship and care. No more will the halls ring with her greetings of "Darling" and "Sweetheart". She will be missed.
There will be no service held as per Joan's request. In the Spring of 2013 her family and friends will celebrate her wonderful and courageous life in a garden filled with sunshine and flowers as she would have wished.
Joan loved animals and memorial contributions to the West Vancouver S.P.C.A will be greatly appreciated.
God Bless dear Nini. Know that you are forever loved and always missed.
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