OSWALD, Joan May 15, 1922 - January 23, 2010 Joan was born in Vancouver to Alexander and Ann Bibby and was raised and educated there. She worked in Woodward's restaurant for many years. In 1941, Joan married Spencer Oswald, deceased June 1982, and they had five children: David (Cathie), Diane Kirkbride (Brian), Donald, deceased May 2004 (Janice), Carol (Bill), and Lorna Leinbach (Barry). Joan is survived by her loving family, including nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. As Joan was an only child she really appreciated visiting with and hearing about her large, diverse family. While her health and energy permitted she remained active in the Canadian Cancer Society and the White Rock Museum and Archives Society. Joan spent her final years at the Kinsmen Retirement Centre in Delta where she met new friends and was made very comfortable and welcome by the excellent staff. The family greatly appreciates the care and attention that Joan received from the staff and medical personnel while she was there. There will be no service by request; a private family remembrance will be held later. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate any thoughts of remembrance to be in the form of donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Kinsmen Retirement Centre Foundation, 5410 - 10th Ave., Delta, B.C., V4M 3X8.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Jan. 29 to Jan. 30, 2010