June 21, 1927 (Timmins ON) –
April 22, 2015 (Nelson BC)
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Joan Pope, our dear Mother.
Joan was predeceased by her parents, Jack and Winifred Pye, and her husband David Hall Pope. She is survived by her daughters: Elizabeth, Trisha, and Wendy, and her brother Donald.
Many Nelsonites will remember Joan walking her beloved terrier, Molly, down by the waterfront. She always had dog treats in her pocket and a smile on her face. She loved living in Nelson and appreciated the natural beauty every day.
Joan trained as a nurse at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. After raising her family, she went back to school and earned her BSc in Nursing, and became a Public Health Nurse. Helping people and animals was her joy and purpose in life.
The family would like to thank Dr. T. Janz, Dr. P. Malpass, and Dr. M. Van Der Vyver, for their excellent care. The staff at Mountain Lake Seniors Residence, Lombardy Cottage, went above and beyond for Joan in her final year. Thank you.
One of Joan’s favourite charities was KAAP, Kootenay Animal Assistance Program, 3423 Renwick Rd, Nelson V1L6X7. She loved saving lives.
Joan was kind, compassionate, and generous. We will always miss her.