Joan Westwick passed away quietly in her home
June 22, 2015 after waging a brave battle with cancer.
Predeceased by her beloved husband Henry, she is
survived by her sister Susan Allison, son Kevin
(Laura) Westwick, daughter Lynne (Ron) Hrynuik, granddaughter Nina Westwick, niece Sheena (Terry) Boyles, nephew Lorne (Tanis) Allison and a treasured extended family.
Born in Victoria in 1937, Joan moved to Cowichan
Station in 1949 when her parents Harry and Pearl
Standen bought what would become Handen Jersey Farm. While attending UBC Joan met and married Henry
Westwick, and, after a brief stint in Cold Lake, Alberta, they decided to move back to Handen Farm where they settled in to run the farm, raise a family and eventually retire. During her years as a Jersey breeder Joan was very active in the farming community, serving for years as a director to both the BC and Canadian Jersey Breeders Associations, eventually becoming the Canadian
Association’s first female president in 1994.
Joan loved badminton, softball, bowling and gardening, which in later life became her main hobby. Her real love, however, and the focus of her life, was always her family and friends, to whom she was ever a source of love, compassion, support and wisdom and by whom she will be dearly, dearly missed.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to
Dr. Mark Sanders and the VIHA Home Care Nursing staff for the wonderful care they provided. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date and the family asks that in lieu of flowers donations in Joan’s name be made
to the Canadian Cancer Society.