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1946 - 2013
After a brief but courageous battle with cancer, Joan passed away with her loving family by her side. Joan is survived by her devoted husband Ted; children Joanne (Mike), Jackie, Danny (Kristen); grandchildren Jessica and Bradley; brother Dr. Robert Murray; sister Lynn Murray; and nieces and nephews Heather, Richard and Grant, Brendan and Samantha. Joan was admired and loved by so many. She was known for her style, grace and elegance and that infectious laugh. Joan had a strong presence and was successful in her many roles as teacher, Tupperware distributor and homemaker. She was completely devoted to her children and grandchildren. She was loyal to her family and friends alike and enjoyed spending time with all of them. Joan had a love of gardening, knitting items for her girls and was the world's greatest shopper! She also enjoyed spending time with great friends and neighbours in Palm Springs. Joan's generous spirit, caring attitude and zest for life will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. A celebration of Joan's life will be held at Richmond Funeral Home on Monday, March 11 at 2:00 p.m. (8420 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC). In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the BC Cancer Agency or website at (donate.bccancerfoundation.com/goto/ JoanWoodrow) or to the Salvation Army Rotary Hospice (6460 No.4 Rd, Richmond BC). The family would like to extend special appreciation to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at Richmond General Hospital Palliative Care and also to those at the Richmond Rotary Salvation Army Hospice.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Feb. 28, 2013