Our family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Joan Delamar on October 26, 2020 at the age of 97. Her daughter, Susan, and son-in-law Frank were by her side during her final journey. She was also supported by the love and prayers of her family who couldn’t be with her.
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Joan was born to the late Harry and Elizabeth (Lamb) Blundell on August 20, 1923 in Haskayne, Lancashire, England, the eldest of five daughters.
During world war 2 Joan served in the Women’s Land Army in Somerset, England. In 1946, Joan and her husband Doug were married in Halsall, Lancashire, England and started their family in Haskayne. In 1956 Doug immigrated to Canada, followed in 1957 by Joan and their children Susan, Stephen, and Elizabeth. The family settled in Hackett’s Cove, where they lived full, long lives together until Doug’s passing in 2004. Joan’s work career included positions in Simpsons-Sears and Nautel.
Following their retirement, Joan and Doug co-founded the Saint Margaret’s Bay Whitecaps Club in 1983. The Whitecaps grew into a very popular seniors’ club, filling a need in the Bay area. Joan successfully organized many popular excursions, taking club members on trips locally, across the country and around the world.
Joan enjoyed travel, bowling, darts, and gardening.
Joan is survived by daughter Susan (Frank) Reid, Hackett’s Cove, Nova Scotia and son Stephen (Margaret) Delamar, Rosedale, BC. Also by deeply loved grandchildren, Lisa, Rebecca, Richard, Melissa, Robert, Jody-Lynn, Joseph, and Jennifer. Also great grandchildren, Keith, Lena, Malachi, Judah, Elijah, Shiloh, Zadok, Zipporah, Tirzah, Sela, and Sophia. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Joan was predeceased by her husband R.D.(Doug) Delamar in 2004, and by sisters Sally, Betty, Molly, and Ruby.
Cremation has taken place and interment will be scheduled at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations can be made in Joan’s name to the QE2 Foundation-Palliative Care Unit, St. Peter’s Church, Hackett’s Cove, or the BCCDC Foundation for Public Health.
The family wishes to thank all the workers from Northwood Home Care who helped Mum to stay home with us, especially Felicia, Cynthia, Cindy H, and Brittani. Thank you to Dr Katherine Quackenbush for her care over the years. Much appreciation and love to our friends and neighbours who have reached out to support us through Mum’s journey.
We will be forever grateful for the loving care and support given to Mum and Susan by the VG Palliative Care unit, enabling us to make Mum’s journey as peaceful as it was. You are all earth angels.