In loving memory of Joan Frances Segur (nee Cutler)
Born: January 29, 1932 Passed: October 23, 2013
Wife of Ramsay (Don) Segur for 60 years (predeceased in 2012), Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Artist, and Friend to many.
Joan was born in Vernon to Cecil and May Cutler and was raised in Revelstoke. From an early age, Joan was passionate with drawing and was the artist for her high school year books. At the age of 16, she met Ramsay (Don), the love of her life. After a year of teaching school in Lumby she married Don in July of 1952. Joan taught an additional year in Revelstoke before starting her family. Her true calling was raising a family, being a Mom. The family moved to Nelson in 1958 and later built a home, on Nasookin Road, which was their paradise.
Joan was an accomplished artist, primarily working in water colour portraits, landscapes and flowers. She created the cover and art work for many Nelson Maple Leaf and Minor Hockey programs. She displayed her works in various Art Walks and exhibitions. Joan’s other passions were knitting, sewing, gardening, cooking (frequently inviting guests for Sunday dinners), and being a doting wife. Joan and Don were avid supporters of the New Democratic Party. Once all their children had left home, Joan and Don enjoyed traveling to exotic destinations. Joan was very determined and at the age of 70 she decided to become internet savvy in order to communicate and also to digitize her artwork for family and friends. She researched her family history on line and created albums for all her children.
Joan will be missed by her children, Trudy (Mike) Skands, Patti (Randy) Turner, Laurie (Ed) Mannings, Joanne Segur and Donald Segur; grandchildren Jennifer (Andrew), Jeff, Jacqueline, Nicole, Lee, Jason, Michelle, Sam, Andrea, and Jamie; great grandchildren Jeremy, Justin, Reese and Karsyn. She was predeceased by her husband Don, sister Palma Wheeler and brother Harold McPhee.
Joan’s family would like to thank Dr. Noiles, for his many years of friendship and exceptional care, and the staff of Mountain Lakes’ Falcon Ridge cottage for their abundance of loving care and incredible support over the last year and a half.
A Celebration of Life will he held for Joan and Don, in the summer of 2014, for family and friends. As an expression of Sympathy, donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, and if you would like, you could specify Southern Interior Rotary Lodge, in Kelowna, for cancer victim’s family members.