Jessie (JOAN) Doerksen
October 31 1932 - August 4 2018
Our dear, sweet mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, and friend, Jessie (JOAN) Doerksen (nee Brown) passed peacefully in her sleep on Saturday August 4th. Joan was born in Wembley Alberta to Jacob and Nutja Brown (nee Weins). She was one of ten children, and is survived by her sister Louise Brown.
Joan and her husband John built their dream home over fifty years ago in Bedwell Bay BC. There she nurtured their only son Larry; she was a caring and joyful teacher’s aid to special needs children; and she spent countless hours lovingly tending her gorgeous colourful garden. Joanie, as she was called by John, was the light of his life. He thought of her as his angel. She was a bright and sunny ‘Auntie’ to many nieces, nephews, and friends’ little ones. All enjoyed her delicious cooking and baking skills!
Most importantly though, Joan was a close friend and confidante to daughter-in-law Deb, and a warm and loving grandmother to Scott. She will always be remembered for her easy, accepting nature, her open, inviting smile, and the light behind her eyes. She was loved by, and will be missed by many!