Joan Evelyn Crosbie passed away on Sunday, February 28th, 2021 at the age of 94. She was born in Sunderland, Durham, England, on December 13, 1926, and, as a baby, came with her parents when they emigrated to Saskatchewan. She grew up in Moose Jaw and attended King George Public School and the Academy of Sion for High School. She worked as a legal stenographer until her marriage to Earl Crosbie in 1948. They lived in Moose Jaw until 1970 when they moved to Blind Bay on Lake Shuswap, B.C.
Joan enjoyed many sports including skating, water and snow skiing. She also enjoyed knitting and reading, but most of all painting. She was a life member of the Blind Bay Painters. Also, bridge was her greatest pleasure in her later years. She was a member for many years of the sorority, Beta Sigma Phi.
She and Earl enjoyed many great trips. One of the best was a 4-month trip around the world by ship. Other parts of the world they visited were India, China, Japan, Thailand, Mexico, Europe, Russia, South Africa, the British Isles, Yukon and Alaska. They also spent 9 winters in Mesa, Arizona. A trip by car across Canada from Vancouver to newfoundland was a real pleasure.
Joan was predeceased by Earl, her husband of 71 years, her parents and her two sons, Bob in 1978 and Hugh in 2010. She is survived by her grandson, Fraser (Jennifer) and great-grandsons, Domenic and Anthony, all of Calgary, daughters-in-law, Linda and Ursula, and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no funeral at Joan’s request. Bowers Funeral Service & Crematorium are in charge of arrangements. Cremation will take place and her remains will be laid to rest in Blind Bay Cemetery.
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