Josephine Isobel Begley

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Aug 16, 1921 - May 9, 2013

Jo Begley (nee Goldsworthy) died peacefully in her sleep. She was born the seventh and youngest child of North Vancouver pioneers, Joseph and Isobel Goldsworthy. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack, in 2007, and is survived by her daughter Joan and Rick of Salt Spring Island, her son Ted and Fran of North Vancouver, her grandchildren, Jonathan (Mary) and Timothy (Liana), Adam (Jess), Kate (Charlie) and Dennis, and great grandchildren, Eliza, Bennett, Jake.

Jo began school at Keith Lynn and graduated from North Van High School. She worked as a legal secretary in the Police Courts at the North Van City Hall prior to enlisting in the RCAF WD. Jo was assigned as a legal secretary in JAG offices on many air bases in Ontario, including a posting in Prime Minister MacKenzie-King's office. Jo met Jack in Toronto at the end of the war. They became engaged at Maple Leaf Gardens and were married in North Vancouver in 1946. Jo was a sports mom, an Explorer leader, a voracious reader, a solver of crossword puzzles, and a self-taught painter. She was a gracious woman, always positive about life, and supportive of those around her. The family wish to thank the staff of Upper Lodge and Lower Terrace at Inglewood Care Facility for their compassionate care. The family will have a private memorial. In lieu of flowers a donation to the charity of your choice is appreciated.
Published in The North Shore News from May 15 to June 13, 2013
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