Joan Marilyn Halverson, 71, passed away on March 1, 2016 in Sparwood, British Columbia in her home surrounded by family.

Born in Natal, B.C., Joan was the eldest of three children. She is preceded in death by her father, Sydney Little; her son, James Halverson; and her sister, Gail Doubinin. She is survived by her mother, Sheila Little; her brother, Brian (Jeanine) Little; her daughter, Leslie Starkey; her son, Troy (Holly) Halverson; her daughter, Tara (Sheldon) Richard; and her husband of 40 years, Larry Halverson. She is also survived by eight grandchildren—Brody Leduc; Connor and Jordan Richard; Riley, Tyler, Lily, Carter and Walker Halverson. She was a graduate of Sparwood Secondary High School and completed the registered nursing program in 1966 from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Victoria, B.C.

Joan’s memorial service will be held Saturday, March 12, 2016 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 1301 Ponderosa Drive in Sparwood with Pastor Kay Bottolfson officiating. Larry Halverson will be receiving family and friends at the memorial service which starts at 11:00 a.m. Lunch to follow after the service.

She was very active in the community and was a member of the Seniors Drop-In, Women’s Fitness Society, Hi-Five’s Bowling League, Al-Anon, Registered Nursing Association, B.C. Nurses Union, and the Better Babies Pregnancy Outreach Program in Fernie. She will be remembered as a naturally wise woman with a radiant smile, warm personality and caring attitude. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by friends and family both near and far.

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