WINSER, Joan Price
August 24, 1925 – May 19, 2014
Joan decided to join her beloved husband of 49 years, Frank, on Monday May 19, 2014 at the age of 88. She was the loving Mum of Kathy (John Robertson), Deb (Hugh Notman) and Sally (Michael McLachlan). "Hip" Granny of Lauren, Diana, Samantha, Emma and Morgan. Beloved sister of Derek Price and predeceased by brothers Bill, Hart, Tom, and Peter. Also, predeceased by Peter Heybroek, her companion in later life. Survived by her brother-in-law Cedric Winser, sisters-in-law Helen, Merne, Jill, Penny and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. There is no way to convey the strength of Joan's spirit and joie de vivre in these few words. But all who knew her were better for it. She gave so much to the world and served as a role model for her children and their families. Joan, daughter of Lorna and Jack Price, grew up in Quebec City. She was the only girl and the eldest of six children. She brought her drive and leadership to King's Hall, Compton, both as a student and later on the board as the school was launched on a new path. Years spent in Ottawa and Toronto were exciting times, but probably Westmount held the best memories, with weekends in Magog and summers in Metis. She was the "hostess with the mostess," a tireless worker for the Conservatives through many campaigns, and community volunteer. Her upbringing taught her to always give to others less fortunate than herself. Her enthusiasm and loyalty never dimmed and her interest in public affairs has been passed on through the generations that followed her. She served her country well, in particular as Consul General in Los Angeles, where she raised Canada's profile to new levels, and earned the respect of all. The family would like to thank Cathy, Juvie, Adelfa, Luce and the staff at Chateau Westmount for their loving care. A Service to Celebrate Joan's Life will be held at St. James the Apostle Church 1439 St. Catherine Street, W, Montreal on Monday, May 26 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: BCS Foundation – att Advancement Dept. 80 Moulton Hill Road, CP5001, Succ, Lennoxville, Sherbrooke, QC J1M1Z8 or Montreal Association for the Blind 7000 Sherbrooke Street, W, Montreal QC H4V1R3.