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MUNRO, Joan Alison
Gone too Soon, Never to be Forgotten
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alison Munro. She left this world peacefully on Monday July 8, surrounded by her family. Alison was 58 years old. Alison was a devoted and loving wife to her husband Bruce. She was the center of her family and adored her children Bryce and Jamie. Alison filled their lives with remarkable experiences and lots of love. She cherished her grandchildren Lauren and Elaina, who brought her endless joy and laughter. Alison was a long-time resident of North Vancouver and resided in Pemberton Heights for much of her life. In her professional career she operated a successful marine business in Horseshoe Bay with Bruce for over thirty years. She and Bruce retired after selling their business in 2007 and used their new time to enjoy life and to travel the world with family and friends. Alison lived every day fully and with thoughtfulness. She will be greatly missed by her family, including her husband of over 40 years Bruce, children and daughters-in-law, Bryce (Stacy) and Jamie (Karla), grandchildren Lauren and Elaina, mother Grace, brothers Doug (Marina) and Derek (Sandie), sister-in-law Jane (Mike), brothers-in-law Morley and Tim along with her aunts, uncle, cousins, nephews, niece and friends. Alison was predeceased by her father Jim and her brother Lorne. Alison will live on in our hearts and memories. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to BC Cancer Agency in Alison's name. A celebration of her life will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 19 at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver. We are grateful for the extraordinary care and compassion bestowed by Dr. Paul Sugar, Dr. George Chalmers and the nursing staff at North Shore Hospice.

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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Jul. 11 to Jul. 13, 2013.
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January 25, 2014
Dear Bruce, Bryce and Jamie,
I just heard of Alison's passing . A lengthly time has passed in our communications, however I'm without words to describe my feelings of loss. I have never had a better friend. I so regret that I wasn't there for her.
I know how passionatley that she loved her children and know that she will forgive me for my lack of communication
over the years. Because she was my best friend , I know that she understands.
January 25, 2014

Not now, but in the coming years,
It may be in the better land,
We'll read the meaning of our tears
And there we'll understand.

Love ,
Christine and John
July 17, 2013
Dear Bruce,
I am so sorry to hear the news of Alison. I think highly of you both. My thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow.
Mike Morris-Reade
July 16, 2013
To all the Munro/Green clan - Our deep sympathies on the loss of your wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, sister-in-law and aunt - far too soon, but a life well lived. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all - Tim and Carol Ellan and family.
Carol Ellan
July 15, 2013
Dear Bruce
I was so sadden to hear about the untimely passing of your wife. You and your sons must be truly devastated. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jo-Ann Cavan ( nee Bogart)
July 15, 2013
A truly beautiful woman. So sorry to hear of her passing, but yet so grateful to have been able to have tea with you both while down in North Van in May. My thoughts are with all of you. Kami Langdon (nee Goodmurphy)
July 14, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers to the Munro and Green families at this very sad time. Julie Petersen and family.
July 14, 2013
We are so saddened by Alison's passing. She was a joy to be with. A terrific person who will live on in everyone's memories.
Kathleen & Murray Kirzinger
July 13, 2013
Bruce, Jamie, Bryce and all of Alison's other family and friends,we are so sorry for your loss. Although we did not know Alison well we liked her and we know she was the best thing that ever happened to Bruce (except for his kids and grand kids). Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
Cousin Rod & Sandy Kenning
July 12, 2013
A unique and amazing woman. She will be missed.
jo-anne mcnevin
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