Joan Maureen NICOLSON (nee MacKenzie)

NICOLSON, Joan Maureen (nee MacKenzie)

February 27, 1927-August 28, 2005. Passed away after a brief battle with cancer. Joan will be deeply missed by her husband of 55 years, James Nicolson, her daughters Patricia Punnett of Victoria and Janet Saunders of Nanaimo, sons-in-law Jon Punnett and Bob Saunders, cherished grandchildren Elizabeth and Hilary Punnett and James and Gareth Saunders, and great granddaughter Amara Eve. Joan was born in Winnipeg, where she grew up and worked as a secretary with the Unemployment Insurance Commission and the CNR. After her marriage in 1950, she and Jim lived for 24 years in Saskatoon, where she worked as as secretary with the RCMP. Jim’s job took them to Edmonton in 1975. They retired in 1980 to Victoria and relocated to Nanaimo in 1991. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Dr. Vaughan for the care he provided to mom, and Dr. Love and the hospice volunteers and nursing staff in the Palliative Care Unit at NRGH for making mom’s last days as peaceful as possible. Also, thank you to all mom and dad’s friends for their support during these past few months. A service will be held at Departure Bay Road St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Nanaimo Friday, September 2nd at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers donation may be made to your local SPCA, or Haven House.

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