Joanna M. Hay, BSc’58

Joanna M. Hay

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Joanna Hay (née Farmer) on 6 May 2019 at the age of 84. Born in Moose Jaw, SK, Joanna grew upin Caulfield. She attended UBC from 1954 to 1958, where she spent many happy hours in the cattle barns and science labs. She excelled on the grass hockey field, playing right half and being awarded the Big Block Athletic award two years running. She enjoyed the team reunions and coached school hockey teams. She enjoyed attending the PNE and the IPE in Armstrong, leading the Lumby 4H Beef club for many years. Animals were her lifelong passion, as well as the study of science. She taught biology, chemistry, and math in Lumby, BC, for over 30 years and especially enjoyed taking students on trips to the coast at Bamfield. Sheispredeceased by her mother (Violet) and father (Philip), and survived by son Nairn (Paula) and daughter Sarah (Simon), and by brother Geoff (Mabel), and sister Wendy (Lorne). Never without dogs and horses, she threw them some hay before leaving her home of 50 years for the last time.

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