Joan Cecelia Russell (nee Wood)

The night’s sky is just a little brighter now with a new star!

Joan will fondly be remembered seeking out Saturday Garage Sales, coffee with the ladies at A&W, volunteering at Rutherford School and playing Bingo. She was happiest when she was surrounded by her grandchildren and camping with her husband Tom of more than 50 years.

After a brave battle with cancer, Joan passed away in Nanaimo’s Palliative Care Unit.

Joan was born in Comox, BC and resided in Nanaimo for the majority of her life. She was predeceased by her dear son David and survived by her loving husband Tom, her children Chris, Terri, Dianne and Cindy along with their spouses and 9 grandchildren. She’ll be sadly missed by her sister Phyllis Wood, the numerous relatives and friends throughout BC, Alberta, Washington and as far as Nova Scotia and Australia.

Special thanks to the Doctors, Nurses and Volunteers at the Nanaimo Palliative Care Unit.

By request there will be no service held and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nanaimo Community Hospice Society are greatly appreciated.

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