With deep sorrow, we announce on November 27, 2017, Joan Maureen (McLeod) Fawcett passed away peacefully at home with her boys at her side. Joan was a loving mother, sister, daughter, auntie and friend to so many who adored and loved her.
Joan was predeceased by her parents Russell and Moreen McLeod. She is survived by her sons Jason (Pamela) and Kelly (Tracee), sisters Marilyn McLeod and Margaret Stephenson (Art), brother Barry McLeod (Linda), grandchildren Celia, Sam, Keira, Kysen and Alexis, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Joan was born on May 12, 1945 in Tisdale, Saskatchewan and grew up in Prince George. She moved to Kamloops in 1970. Joan was an entrepreneur with many successful business ventures. In 1974 she was a co-founder of McCleaners Drycleaning & Laundromats and a company that owned and managed apartment buildings. In 1982 she became the owner and operator of the A&W restaurant located in the Aberdeen Mall food court until 1996 where she won many awards for quality service and tasty burgers. Her last business was owning the Canada Post retail outlet in North Hills Mall until her retirement in 2009. In all her businesses Joan always took care of her customers and employees first by putting all of them above herself and treating them as family. Retirement allowed her time to follow two of her passions, spending time with her grandchildren and playing Bridge as often as she could.
Joan loved all her family deeply and was devoted to her sons and grandchildren who will miss her greatly. She was known for her love of people, kindness, honesty, work ethic, and sense of humour. She was interested in everyone and wanted the people around her to enjoy life and succeed.
The family extends their heartfelt thanks to all members of the medical community that gave her great attention and care over the final years and days of her life.
If family and friends desire, donations to the BC SPCA Kamloops Branch are greatly appreciated in lieu of flowers.
There will be a Celebration of Life held on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Kamloops Funeral Home, 285 Fortune Drive, Kamloops, BC.