Joan Elinor Nielsen

28 July , 194219 November , 2018

Joan Elinor Nielsen (Tidy) passed away peacefully at the age of 76 on November 19, 2018 at St. Michael’s Care Home in Burnaby, BC surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Vancouver, BC on July 28, 1942, she is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 58 years Arly Nielsen; children Irene (Mike), David (Lana), Angela (Robert); grandchildren Shauna, Patrick, Zachary, Matthew, Jacob, Arianna, Raelene, Destiny, Elora, Cassia and Tiago; and numerous extended family and friends. Joan and Arly married on November 12, 1960 and Joan held several fulfilling roles over the years including several years at Air BC. Joan was a dedicated volunteer for Pioneer Girls at Kingsway Church for many years and served as Secretary on the Board for Air BC’s Cares for Kids. Joan enjoyed travelling, spending time at her second home in Birch Bay, and loved socializing with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Air BC/Jazz Cares for Kids.

A celebration of life will be held Friday, November 30, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Kingsway Foursquare Church, 4061 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC.

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Bev Johnston

27 November 2018

My condolences to Joan's husband and family. It was a pleasure to work with her at AirBC where her vibrant personality and strong work ethic were always appreciated by her "work family". Joan was a lovely, kind lady and her loss will be felt by her many friends as well as the family she loved and was so proud of.

Sheila Mayo

27 November 2018

So sorry to hear about Joan. I had the pleasure of working with her at AirBC in the late nineties. I remember her always smiling and enjoyed spending time with her. She loved her family dearly and often brought pictures of her grandchildren for us to enjoy. At the time we worked together it was the twins and their film careers.

May she rest in peace.