Joanne Wooldridge

Joanne Melissa Wooldridge

Friday, July 21st, 1967 - Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
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Joanne Melissa Wooldridge (nee Weisgerber)

July 21, 1967 – November 12, 2019

It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of Joanne Melissa Wooldridge, on November 12, 2019 in North Vancouver, surrounded by her family.

She is survived by her husband Julian, children Luke and Jemma, her parents Jack and Judy Weisgerber, her sister Pam Haglof and brother-in-law Dale.

In addition to being a loving, inspirational wife and mother, Joanne was very passionate about her work with newborn babies and maternal services. After earning her Bachelor of Science, Nursing from UBC she began her career at BC Women’s Hospital in the labour and delivery room. There, she made lifelong connections in the nursing community. In 2001, she obtained her Master of Science, Nursing degree and became the lead in many community programs for mothers and babies, through VCH and PHSA. In 2017 she became the Director, Maternity & Surgical Services Maternal Newborn Program at BC Women’s Hospital, a job she treasured.

A Funeral Service will be held at Hillside Baptist Church at 11 am on November 23, 2019 at 870 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver.

In Joanne’s name, donations may be made to the Pacific Post Partum Support Society.
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Service Details

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 11:00am
    Hillside Baptist Church
    870 Lynn Valley Rd
    North Vancouver, British Columbia V7J 1Z7
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Reception

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Hillside Baptist Church
    870 Lynn Valley Rd
    North Vancouver, British Columbia V7J 1Z7
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Private Condolence

Barb Fitzgerald

Posted at 09:11pm
I am saddened to hear the news. I worked briefly with Joanne and she left an indelible mark. She will be greatly missed.
What a loss. My thoughts are with you.
Barb Fitzgerald

Clifford Lambert

Posted at 02:04pm
Elizabeth & Clifford Lambert,
Our memory of the Wooldridge family is of Julian through our late son Andrew and we write to pass along our most sincere condolence to Julian and his family for we are sure that Joanne will be missed by the family and by many friends and colleagues. Julian we are thinking of you and you will be in our prays.

Diane Bissenden

Posted at 11:18pm
I have been so fortunate and thankful to have worked with Joanne, either directly or in partnership, throughout her nursing career. Joanne was a champion for women, children and families during the perinatal period. Her leadership shone in her capacity to collaborate, her curiosity, her commitment to evidence based practice, her positivity, her ability to apply a population health lens to her work, and her determination to take a initiative through to the end. Joanne was a trail blazer in Vancouver Coastal Health by bringing people together for conversation and planning through virtual meetings.
I will hold Joanne's beautiful voice and brilliant smile close in my memories.
Sincerely, Diane Bissenden

Stephanie Mann

Posted at 07:39pm
When her daughter was in brownie we need a mom to come to camp as a cook she step i think she was shock as the girls were wild but she had a smile on here face
I remember she organizing the brownie moms and got as leaders a big flower pot for all we had done for the girls
I am so lucky to have known here
Stephanie Mann 8 th Crown Pathfinders Leader

Wendy Hall

Posted at 03:47pm
I remember filming Julian and Joanne when Luke was a baby. They very kindly provided their perspective about living with infant sleep problems so that we could share it with the families who were coming to our study to seek help. As always, they were so generous, gracious, thoughtful, compassionate, and funny. Joanne was a huge supporter of getting strategies into Vancouver Coastal Health to assist parents with infants with sleep problems. I shall always treasure my memories of working with Joanne.

Wendy Hall

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