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Inez Joan Wallator

August 17, 1931 - August 20, 2013


Joan passed away peacefully at the Cowichan District Hospital in Duncan, BC. 

Joan was born and raised in Edmonton Alberta.  She married Herbert Thomas Wallator in 1952 and they lived in Edmonton, Hinton and then settled and raised their family in Jasper, Alberta.  After Herb’s passing in 1969, Joan took a job with the Canadian National Railway.  She was an avid gardener, cook, knitter, needle worker, curler,  hiker, cross-country skier and outdoor enthusiast in and around the Jasper area. Her love of the mountains was evident to all that knew her.  She retired from the CN in 1993 and continued to live in Jasper, volunteering her time with various organizations in the town and continuing her many activities.  Joan moved from the Rockies to Duncan, BC in 2003 where she joined the lawn bowling club, the Heritage Quilters (where she expanded her new found passion for quilting) and the Cowichan Valley  Garden Club.  She loved her quilting and her gardening. 

Joan is survived by her daughter Carol (Ed) Henderson of Duncan; her sons Doug (Joan) Wallator of Ardrossan, AB; Calvin (Karen) Wallator of Brule, AB: , Ken Wallator of Hinton AB; her brother Henry (Marie) Caley of Edmonton, AB;, her sisters Sheila Roos of Surrey, BC; Pat Felker of Calgary, AB;  Maureen (Clayton) McKee of Penticton, BC; her sister-in-law Pat (Brian) Hall of Gibsons, BC; her grandchildren Sean Henderson of Victoria, BC; Neal and Anna Wallator both of Red Deer, AB; as well as several nieces and nephews.Joan was pre-deceased by her husband, Herbert and her parents Charles and Inez Caley. She will be sadly missed by all.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of 3rd floor South at the Cowichan District Hospital and to Drs. Robertson and Szabo, whose compassion helped make Joan’s stay in the hospital as comfortable as possible.  At Joan’s request there will be no formal service.  She would suggest you sit by a mountain stream or in a beautiful garden and enjoy life to the fullest. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Scleroderma Society of Canada. www.scleroderma.ca



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From: Lois Wittkamp
Relation: Heritage Quilters

I wish to send Carol and all family members of Joan , my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I knew Joan at quilting , and the beautiful work she did on her quilts. We all missed her when she wasn’t able to come any more. She was a lovely person and so talented
Sc, Lois Wittkampencerely

From: Joanne Helm
Relation: she was at one time my motherinlaw

My deepest sympathy, go out to each and every one of you.
Your mother was the hostess of the Jasper. Whenever we visited she would take me on a hike into the mountains, make a beautiful roast beef dinner with Yorkshire pudding, and at Christmas a beautiful dinner!, We’d have morning coffee and visit at her kitchen table. Usually we wouldn’t be the only company at that table. I remember her standing over her counter, preparing some delightful dish.
She always was smiling and she always had an optimistic perspective of life.
Joanne Helm

From: Diana McCorkall
Relation: Friend

I have just recently returned to Heritage Quilters and learnt of your moms passing. My sincere sympathy go out to you and your family. I had the pleasure of knowing your mother from quilting and also I quilted many of her beautiful quilts. She was a talented and prolific quilter. We will all miss her at guild.
Again my deepest sympathy

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