Tragic Passing of Senior in North Vancouver

Over the weekend, the story of a 76-year-old woman with dementia who wandered away from her care home ended in tragedy. Joan Warren left her North Vancouver care home on Friday morning and was found Sunday afternoon after she had passed away. For a summary of news coverage on this tragic story click below:

CBC- Body of missing North Vancouver senior found

175px-CBC_News_Logo.svgThe body of a 76-year-old senior with dementia has been found after she wandered away from her care home in North Vancouver, the woman’s family has confirmed.

RCMP and North Shore Rescue had been searching for Joan Warren since she left her seniors’ residence in the 900 block of Lynn Valley Road in North Vancouver at 9 a.m. PT Friday morning.

On Sunday afternoon, officials announced they had called off the search although Warren’s family and members of the community continued to look for her. Her body was discovered early Sunday evening. Read more…

The Province -Missing North Vancouver senior found dead near Lynn Canyon suspension bridge

The ProvinceA North Vancouver woman with dementia who was reported missing several days ago was found dead Sunday by a hiker near the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge.

 An extensive search was launched Friday morning after Joan Warren, 76, disappeared from her care home in Lynn Valley. 

Police say a hiker came upon a female body matching the description Sunday afternoon while out in the trails near the suspension bridge. A positive identification was later made. Read more…

Global B.C.- Body of missing elderly North Vancouver woman found

Global BCRCMP say the body of a missing North Vancouver woman was found Saturday afternoon by a hiker near the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge.

76-year-old Joan Warren had been missing since Friday morning, after she walked away from her care home in the 900-block of Lynn Valley Road around 9 a.m.

She was supposed to be wearing a bracelet that prevented her from leaving the building without notifying staff.  Warren had dementia. Read more…

CTV- Body of missing North Shore senior found

CTVPolice have confirmed that the body of missing North Shore senior Joan Warren has been found in Lynn Canyon Park. On Sunday afternoon a hiker and his dog came across the deceased 76-year-old woman in an area not far from the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge. Warren, who had Alzheimer’s disease, wandered away from her seniors living home on Friday morning. Read more…

Globe and Mail- Senior’s death in North Vancouver highlights danger of wandering patients

680x425_GLOBEANDMAILLOGOWhen a hiker saw a body near Lynn Canyon suspension bridge in North Vancouver on Sunday, the discovery marked the end of an agonizing wait for friends and family of Joan Warren, a slim, grey-haired woman of 76 who had been missing since Friday. Read more…

News 1130- Seniors home launching investigation into death of resident

News1130A seniors home in North Vancouver has launched an internal investigation into the death of a 76-year-old woman with dementia.

Joan Warren’s body was found near the Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge yesterday, two days after she wandered away from Sunrise of Lynn Valley. Read more…