Joan Lorraine Marcus
1934 — 2021
Joan Lorraine Marcus, age 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on July 18, 2021 in Bellingham. She was born (at home) in Chapman Camp located in Kimberly, British Columbia to Arthur and Henrietta Southwell on May 16th, 1934. Joan was educated in Victoria by the Sisters of St. Ann's, the same school attended by her mother. In her late teen years Joan qualified and served in the Royal Canadian Air Force reserve. Among other unique things she learned was how to write backwards on transparent display facilities identifying aircraft and their location, for military purposes, including the surveillance activities of the Air Force in patrolling Canada's north. As information came...