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Joan Adlington

Joan Elizabeth Adlington (Dodson)

Wednesday, May 20th, 1936 - Monday, May 18th, 2020
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Monday May 18th just 2 days shy of her 84th birthday. She fought a long hard battle with chronic kidney disease and passed peacefully in her sleep.

She is survived by her children Kim (Lyall), Michelle (Dag), Jay, Lisa and Kari (Mike) her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Joan was born and raised in Port Arthur, (Thunder Bay) Ontario and moved out to BC in the 1950’s, later making Squamish her home.

An adventurer at heart Joan loved travel and history and often talked fondly of her times out on the ocean travelling to Alaska, combing the beaches for old Hudson Bay trading beads, indigenous artifacts and other hidden treasures.

Another favourite excursion of hers was going on road trips with her favourite routes being through the desert lands and discovering old ghost towns. She documented her journeys through scrap books and on maps, so she could always find new discoveries. Her favourite destination was visiting her childhood friend in Yucca Valley California and driving route 66.

Later on in life Joan was known to her adoring great-grandchildren as GG. You could find her puttering around her beloved, desert themed garden, creating fairy gardens out of modelling clay and old planters, or sitting in her chair working on Sudoku puzzles. On weekends she loved to go to the casino for lunch and play her slots.

“When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free.”

Per Joan’s request there will be no celebration of life. Please feel free to use this platform to share your memories of Joan.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the BC Kidney Foundation through the Canadian Kidney Foundation at: kidney.ca
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Tara Parsons

Posted at 04:29am
I'm so glad that I got to know Joan as part of our family. She was a lovely person. I only wish we had made that connection years earlier. Sending love. May her soul rest in peace. xoxo

Posted at 02:04pm
My Dear Joan I will miss you always. You, Bobbie and I. The nights we solved all the problems in the world, planned a thousand trips and made bets who would lose 50 lbs first. (None of us ever won.) You have left me with more wonderful memories than anyone deserves. Keep smiling wherever you are my friend.Linda xoxo

Nancy Collings

Posted at 02:11am
Our love and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
We have great memories of Joan, when she was in the hospital we would go up every other day.
She was a special lady in our lives and we certainly will miss her.
May she rest in peace.

Kimberly Goodall

Posted at 01:14pm
Grief, I've learned, is really just love. It's all the love you want to give, but cannot, All that unspent love gathers up in the corner of your eyes, the lump in your throat and in the hollow part if your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go. This is the hardest goodbye for me Love 💘 you with all my heart and soul Mom , just wished I could have hugged and kissed you before the angels took you away from us.

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