Joan Woollacott

We Shall say So long and not Goodbye.

With heavy hearts

we announce the passing of our Mother, Grandmother and Aunt Joan Woollacott (nee Elliott)

on October 11, 2007.

Joan was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Paul James Victor Woollacott, on February 10, 2001 and her second son, Jerome Nathaneal Woollacott in Sept. 1974.

Joan is survived by six sons and a daughter. Son James of Prince Rupert and his daughter Christine and her mother Evelyn. Son Greg (Joan) of Prince George and their children Robin and Tyler. Son Brad (Carol) of Terrace and their son Dale. Son Geoff of Vancouver. Son Val (Connie) of Coquitlam and their children Douglas and Ashley. Daughter Charmaine (Al) of Kitimat and Cha’s children Justin and April. Son Jon (Dalice) of Burns Lake. She is also survived by her niece Carol Woollacott of Kitimat and nephew Kalon Woollacott of Vancouver.

Joan was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on July 19, 1925. In the 1930s she and her family moved to Vancouver where she met and married Paul. Upon completing his internship in 1954 they moved to Wells BC, where Paul first began to practice medicine. Joan and Paul moved their growing family to Kitimat in 1956. Overlooking the Douglas Channel their first home was just up from the original hospital at Smelter site. Eventually they moved “into town” to the family home situated on Oersted Street. Over the years Joan’s and Paul’s family grew to include seven sons and one daughter. While Paul worked at the hospital, Mom’s hands were full raising her gang. Though busy, Mom took the time to read bedtime stories, give big hugs, feed and nurture her children and point them in the right direction. Joan was a very caring, loving person and will be missed and forever remembered.

So Long Mom, Grandma and Auntie Joan.  

We would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Kitimat General Hospital and Multi-level Care Unit for the care and attention they gave to our mother. A private family graveside service will be held this coming spring when her cremains will be interred next to Dad. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Spirit of the North Health Care Foundation or charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.


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