Joan Susan Barfoot died peacefully on March 8, 2018, at the Victoria General Hospital at the age of 63 after a courageous battle with cancer in Victoria, BC. She was born on August 27, 1954, in Victoria, BC.
Joan was predeceased by her mother Pansy Jewel Small (nee Pettingell), Harry (Henry) Small, brother Cory Small, and son Jason Poole. She is survived by her beloved son Joshua Poole (Naomi), her faithful dog and best friend Harley, and her partner of two years Barry Parsons. She also leaves behind her sister Joy (Clem), her niece Monique (Darryl), her nephew Andre (Barb) and their children Ryan, Abby, Pamela, Katie, and Rachel. She will be greatly missed by many other relatives and friends.
Joan was a Nurse’s Aide and Health Care Worker in various health facilities across the island. She spent her life helping to make her patients’ lives better, giving of herself generously and using her great sense of humour to brighten their days. Her greatest pleasure was spending time with her family. She also loved to play golf, go camping, rearrange her furniture, attend antique car shows and take walks along the beach at Esquimalt Lagoon.
An informal gathering to Celebrate Joan’s Life will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria BC. Interment will follow immediately afterward at the Royal Oak Burial Park. Anyone who was touched by Joan’s life is welcome to share stories and bid her a fond farewell.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the Neurosciences team of the Victoria General Hospital and the Jubilee Hospital’s cancer clinic for their dedication to Joan’s care and that of their other patients. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joan’s name to a Cancer charity of your choice.
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