With great sadness the family of Joanne McGregor announces her peaceful passing on August 29, 2022, at Kootenay Lake Hospital.
Joanne was born in Edmonton to Vernon and Helen Craig on September 15, 1933. Her family moved to Edgewood and later to Crawford Bay where she met her loving husband, Alfred (Sonny) McGregor. They were married on September 30, 1950, and together they created a loving home for their three children, Wayne, Keith, and Heather.
Mom was not afraid of work. She worked alongside Dad on the farm until they purchased the Crawford Bay Store in 1966 and later the Riondel Store where she was also the postmistress. After selling both stores, she managed the Kokanee Springs Golf clubhouse and restaurant. By 1982, Mom had acquired her Log Scalers Licence and worked and lived with Dad in Nakusp and Slocan until they retired. They retired back to Crawford Bay where they built a house on the property beside the old farm. Her and Dad enjoyed their retirement gardening, golfing, and traveling south for the winter. Mom very much enjoyed golfing with her friends at Kokanee Springs and after they moved to Nelson, she continued to go to Crawford Bay for Ladies Day every week. In her spare time, she also enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, and other crafts especially for her grandchildren.
She was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother, and friend, always helping where and when she could. Her kids were her pride and her grand/great-grand children her greatest joy. She liked nothing more than gatherings with family & friends and she cherished all the times she spent with her grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Sonny, in 2012 and is survived by her three children, Wayne, Keith (Wendy) and Heather (Rob) and her six grandchildren Lexi, Lori (Dan), Mike (Rebecca), Desiree, Clint (Lily), Lavonne (Jimmy), and her five great-grandchildren Schyler, Chanel, Brett, Nevaeh, Gabe, Gemma, and Sonny. She is also survived by two sisters, Jean (Doug) Joinson of Sardis and Rena (Barrie) Waters of Slocan Park as well as several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to especially thank Dr. Mieske for the best care over the years and the doctors and nurses who took care of her during her final days at Kootenay Lake Hospital. A huge thank you to all the homecare workers who visited mom over the past year.
Donations may be made in Joanne’s name to the Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation or charity of your choice.