Peacefully on November 17, 2016 with her family by her side, Joan passed away at Lake of the Woods District Hospital. She was born August 7, 1939 and leaves to cherish her memory are her children Gail (Dwight) Hales, Kathy Palson and Andy Edison. Also, left to cherish her memory are her grandchildren Kaila (Andrew) Stepanik, Tristan Hales (Amber), Teagan (Manny) Scott, Bailey Palson, Amber Palson whom she referred to as her “movie star”, Tyler Palson (Karly), Hunter Edison (Raquel), Dakota Edison and Andrew Edison and great granddaughter Karla and her loveable cat Cheeky. Joan’s memory will also be cherished by her sister Jean North and brother Jim (Diana) North. She was predeceased by her husband Jack and parents Claude and Elspie North.
Mom was a hard worker and cooked at several local lodges. She also worked at Perth’s Cleaners before her retirement.
Mom loved to cook and spend quality time with her family and friends. Each of her grandchildren held a very special place in her heart. Her love of country music and dancing will forever be remembered by all her children and grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place and at her request there will be no service. The family kindly requests that donations be made to a charity of your choice, in mom’s honour, if you wish.
Special thanks to Crystal Boyd and Lorraine Cobiness and her family for the awesome support during mom’s hospital stay. As well, we would like to thank Dr. Diamond, the doctors and 3rd floor staff for mom’s excellent care.