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Joscelyn Richmond

July 16, 1933 - May 20, 2014


The love of our lives has passed away on May 20, 2014.  Joscelyn was born in 1933 in Claresholm, Alberta. She grew up on a ranch with her parents and 5 siblings :  Marjorie, Louise, Eleanor, Don and Norma.

John caught her eye in Edmonton Alberta and knew she was the one. They were married a year later in 1955.    In their first 20 years of marriage Joscelyn and John moved 8 times with the Hudson’s Bay Company with locations from Montreal to Victoria and had 3 kids:  Greg (Joan), Cathy (John), and Pam (Doyle).  At this point they decided to settle down.  They chose the Cowichan Valley and have been in the same house for over 40 years with a great view of Maple Bay.

As the kids grew up, Joscelyn became the Office Manager for a fledgling medical practice with Wolf Schamberger and Ferenc Nagy.  Her third career was being a partner with John in the successful men’s wear store – John’s Place.   Joscelyn was also a very active volunteer for many years with the Cowichan Valley office of the Canadian Cancer Society where she organized other volunteers, counted money, canvassed door to door and delivered thousands of daffodils to various businesses.   She and John were avid travellers and went all over the world and saw Europe, the British Isles, Alaska, Antarctica, Bermuda, Cuba, the Caribbean, South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Malta, Africa, Russia, and circumnavigated the world. 

She was the proud grandma of 5 grandkids: Peter, Ryan, Warren, John and Jaclyn, and always included extra people as family including her former daughter in law Annemarie.   She loved reading, dogs and cats, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

“ 59 years,  – would you believe? – The best years I have ever had  and mainly because of you.  Our love goes on and on.  All my love always + 10.  Honest and True.”

Mom always said “I may be little, but I’m tough”, and she was. 

Celebration of Life for Joscelyn – Afternoon Tea

At H. W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Rd

2-4pm, Friday May 30th 2014

Flowers gratefully declined, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society – Cowichan Valley Office (250 746-4134) would be appreciated.  On line condolences at www.hwwallacecbc.com


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

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

From: Paul Fletcher
Relation: Friend

Dear John and family. My condolences for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family in this difficult time. I cannot attend Friday but I will take time to think about my memories of her. Take care.

Paul Fletcher

From: George & Clasiena Atsma
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Dear John & Family

We hereby extend our sincere condolences in the passing away of Joscelyn.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.

From: Barb Anderson
Relation: Friend of family

Dear John and Family:
I am so very saddened to hear about Joscelyn. I will keep you all in my thoughts.

From: Peter Dhaene
Relation: friend

Deepest sympathy in the passing of your dear wife Joscelyn

Peter Dhaene

From: Sherry Jones
Relation: friend of family

I was very sad to hear about Joscelyn’s passing. She was a lovely, spunky lady whom I admired a lot. She will be missed a great deal. My heart goes out to you Pam. I know how hard it is to lose a parent. Take good care of yourself, as you will need to take time to grieve.

From: Amy Trippe Brophy
Relation: friend

John and family, Tom and I just returned to the island and saw the news about Joscelyn’s passing in the paper. Our heartfelt thoughts are with you. The obituary reflects what a wonderful life you and Joscelyn and the family enjoyed together and created so many wonderful memories. We hope these happy memories carry you through the following days as you grieve your loss. Kindest regards, Amy and Tom

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 30, 2014
Beginning at 2:00pm

HW Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre
5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada

5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada

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