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Joanna Weston

January 20, 1938 - August 21, 2020

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Joanna Mary Weston, nee Jarmain, poet and author.

January 20,  1938 –  August 21, 2020

Joanna came to Canada 1956-58 and returned to live here February 15, 1960, and became a Canadian citizen on February 15, 1965 (Flag Day).

She married Robert May 20, 1967 in Montreal during the Expo. She is survived by Robert as well as her 3 sons Andrew (Julie), Jon (Sherri), Mark (Cathy) and 3 grandchildren, EJ, Kennedy and Luke.

She moved from Vancouver to a farm in Cowichan Station and then to Shawnigan Lake in 1991. She died peacefully at home in her husbands arms. She found so much love at Sylvan United Church and St. John’s Church in Cobble Hill.

A Celebration of Life will take place by invitation only due to the pandemic. Donation in Joanna’s memory can go to the BC Renal Foundation. http://www.bcrenalagency.ca/donate

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Louisa Howerow

Joanna was my poetry mentor for over 15 years, still is, and a thoughtful supportive friend. May you Robert, your sons Andrew, Jon, Mark, daughters-in-law, Julie, Sherri, Cathy, and the grandchildren EJ, Kennedy, and Luke find the comfort and strength needed. Words are inadequate at a time like this. I extend hugs to you In friendship and in love. Joanna, hugs to you, too…you are missed.

From: Pearl Pirie
Relation: Friend

I am glad Joanna & I got to meet in Ortawa face to face when we did. She was inspiring in her ability to sell her books anywhere.

From: Phyllis Sanchez
Relation: friend

Knowing Joanna has been an honor. I love her wit, her humor, her generosity. May you, her family, find peace, with time.

Thank you, Joanna, for being a part of my life. You are missed.

From: Maritza

I didn’t know Joanna for very long, but she was a part of my writing group and gave me valuable insight and inspiration as I started to write more seriously. I wish her family and friends the best.

From: Bill Bartlett
Relation: We both belonged to the Internet Writing Workshop.

Joanna was a wonderful friend who wrote beautiful poetry and haiku that could move me to tears. She was always kind with comments about my columns. I’ll miss her insight, her skill with words, and her judgment. I’m privileged to have known her from afar.

From: Wayne Scheer
Relation: Member of her writing group.

Walk in the woods. Joanna is still creating haiku for us to enjoy.

From: Shirley Jones
Relation: Met at St. John’s Cobble Hill

Hearing of Joanna’s passing was so sad. Although we seldom saw each other after I moved from Shawnigan I was so happy that Joanna was my friend. And such a delight to begin every Wednesday morning finding one of her poems in my email!
Sincere condolences.
Shirley Jones

From: Tim and Nola Hendrie
Relation: We sang with Robert and knew Joanna through him.

We are very sorry to hear your sad news. Our condolences to you, Robert, and your family.

From: Shirley Jones

Hearing of Joanna’s passing was so sad. Although we seldom saw each other after I moved from Shawnigan I was so happy that Joanna was my friend. And such a delight to begin every Wednesday morning finding one of her poems in my email!
Sincere condolences.
Shirley Jones

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