WILLIAMS, Joanne Marie. Born March 14, 1934 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Beginning a new chapter in her life, married May 14, 1955. Beta Sigma Phi sorority sister for 50 years. Opened Harvey’s Meats in 1970 with husband Harvey. Thus began the history of her life in Langley. Volunteering and working hard she became a St. John’s Brigade Leader. Helping and teaching were her aspirations. Volunteering with the Canadian Blood Service from 1976 – 2003. She contributed to her community, never seeking acknowledgement but tirelessly giving her all for her God and humanity. Wife, mother & grandmother she was devoted to her family. Survived by Harvey Sr., Greg, Janice, Harvey and many loving grandchildren. If you would like to pay tribute to Joanne, Thursday, June 23 at 11:00 a.m. at Henderson’s Funeral Home, Langley, (604)530-6488. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Make A Wish Foundation.

Saturday June 18, 2005

Inspirational Poem

My Dear Wife died tonight,

to see her when she was so still,

was a very sad sight.

It’s hard to imagine her not around or to hear her make a loving sound

I won’t be seeing her any more,

it’s the end of her life and a closing door.

She loved her mother above all

and when Grandma died Joanne stood tall

I and writing this rhyme because I

can’t sleep.

May thoughts are all sad and very deep.

When I saw my wife alive to-day

I knew it was time to pray.

I cried by her bed she looked so very bad,

Made me feel so sad.

I loved this lady, should of told her more often

too late now, but she will never be


Loving husband Harvey Sr.

Langley Times

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