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Joan Wight

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Joan Wight

January 3, 1917 - September 11, 2016

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Matriarch of our family, beloved wife of the late James Laird Wight, fondly remembered by daughter

Vicki (Peter) Stafford and son Richard (Julia) Wight; grandchildren Mark (Christina) Stafford and Mary

Clare Stafford; great-grandchildren Sarah, Ryan, Adam, Benjamin and Thomas; brother-in-law Desmond

Coles and her large, extended family.  The eldest of five sisters she was predeceased by sisters Thelma

Fairweather, Irene Fairweather, Pauline Smith and Norma Coles.

Born to Bertha and Victor Fairweather in New Westminster, her connection to the South Okanagan

began in 1922 when her family moved to Oliver and the desert was just beginning to be irrigated for

orchards.  Her father established the Oliver and Osoyoos Hardware Stores and she took an active

role in the business.

Apart from a few years in Vancouver and Seattle, Joan lived in Oliver and then Osoyoos when Laird

retired.  She followed closely the area’s development, recalling the part family members had played in

its early years.

She was an active volunteer and a faithful member of the United Church of Canada for over 90 years.

Tiny and feisty to the end, in her 100th year she drove her electric wheelchair to church, rarely

missing a Sunday service.

Joan took a great interest in each member of her family.  She had a special gift for friendship, keeping

in touch with old friends and making new friends throughout her long life.

A family graveside service will be held in October.

Our heartfelt thanks to Natalie Pinckney, her devoted companion and caregiver, as well as to Dr. Tarr

and the staffs of Mariposa Gardens, McKinney Place and the South Okanagan General Hospital for

their compassionate care.

Donations may be made to the Osoyoos United Church, the Oliver and District Heritage Society or

The Arthritis Society if desired.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com

Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, B.C.

 

 

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Sue McKortoff
Relation: friend

Joan was an active positive member of this community, and a wonderful volunteer. We spent many years as members of the Osoyoos Hospital Auxiliary, raising money for SOGH. We will miss her. Condolences to all the family.

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

the Osoyoos United Church, the Oliver and District Heritage Society or The Arthritis Society if desired.

Thank You Notice

Our heartfelt thanks to Natalie Pinckney, her devoted companion and caregiver, as well as to Dr. Tarr

and the staffs of Mariposa Gardens, McKinney Place and the South Okanagan General Hospital for

their compassionate care.

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