Joan Maureen Fawcett 1945 — 2017

Joan Maureen Fawcett

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.

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12 Tributes

  1. Blair & Brenda Fras
    Posted November 29, 2017 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    We are so very sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. She was a wonderful friend and will be sorely missed.

  2. Pam Lovett
    Posted November 30, 2017 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    We are so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. Thinking of all of you at this time.

  3. Bob & JoanneVanderae
    Posted November 30, 2017 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    Kelly, Jason and your dearest families, we are so very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful mother,our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all.
    The Vanderaegen family.

  4. Marian Aubert
    Posted November 30, 2017 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    My heart goes out to you. Joan was a fantastic women, loved working with her.Her sense of humor was infectious. Sorry for your loss.

  5. Matthew Wallin
    Posted November 30, 2017 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    Jason and Kelly, we are very sorry your loss. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. From all your friends at CML Properties.

  6. Kelly & Doug Niessen
    Posted December 2, 2017 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    Kelly & Jason, Tracee, Kysen & Keira- Our hearts go out to all of you for your loss. Doug first met Joan when he and Kelly worked together at Save-on-Foods and I first met her about 10 years ago. Our experience of Joan is the same. She was genuine and kind and giving. Her company was always interesting, entertaining and upbeat. We feel that we are better people to have known her. We can’t be there physically for her celebration but we will attend in spirit and send all of our love.

  7. Ron .Fawcett
    Posted December 3, 2017 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    Marg, Marilyn, Barry, Art and Linda. My thoughts are with you all. It is too soon to leave the family and two wonderful sons and their families. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Ron Fawcett.

  8. Jeannette and Howard
    Posted December 5, 2017 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    Our sympathies go out to Joan’s family. Joan was a special person!

  9. Bryce Herman
    Posted December 5, 2017 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Our thoughts, love, and condolences to all of the family at this time. We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom.


    Love Bryce Herman and Lisa Fuller

  10. BC SPCA Kamloops
    Posted December 5, 2017 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with the family at this time.

    From the staff at the Kamloops & District BC SPCA.

  11. Janice Duncan
    Posted January 6, 2018 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    So very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was always such a good friend to my mother, beginning in Prince George and continuing after your move to Kamloops. I still remember our brief visits to your house in Kamloops. She even attended the gatherings my mother organized whenever my brother returned home to visit from South Africa. Such a vibrant gregarious woman. Sadly the last time I saw her was at my own mothers funeral 19 years ago.

  12. funeral2
    Posted January 8, 2018 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Please pass on my condolences to the Fawcett family. Our families were good friends in Prince George and Joan stayed very good friends with my mother once they moved to Kamloops. Sadly the last time I saw her was at my own mothers funeral 19 years ago.

    Janice Duncan

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