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Joan Bishop

Joan Bishop

Joan Bishop passed away peacefully on June 1st, 2024 with her loving daughter at her side. Born in Wallsend, Northumberland,England, she immigrated to Victoria BC, Canada as a young child with her parents Jim and Rita Osselton and her younger sister Rita.

In Victoria she met and married her husband of 61 years, Gary W Bishop. They had three children Gary, Janette and Terri.

Joan was a creative person and a proud feminist. She spent her life exploring her creative side through art classes, interior design and was a gifted seamstress. Later in life she began painting and became a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Her painting style was ever evolving utilizing a range of mediums, she was proud of her accomplishments. Joan treasured her experiences as a Hospice volunteer while living in Courtney.

Predeceased by her parents , sister Rita and her daughter Terri. Survived by her loving husband Gary, son Gary, daughter Janette and grandchildren Hayden, Isobel, Arianna and Angus.
She will be dearly missed.

Immense gratitude to the caring staff at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital.

A memorial service will not be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory to the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia at alzbc.org

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