Joan Elizabeth Keating (Barnes)

March 29, 1942 to January 19, 2018


Joan Elizabeth Keating (Barnes), 75, passed away suddenly at home in the presence of her loving husband Ronald C. Keating.

Leaving to mourn five children: Graham (Florence), Stephen (Connie), Edwina Bennett (Ken), Marsha Ridgway (Paul), and Ronald Keating Jr.; five grandchildren: Jonathan Ridgway (Ashley), Benjamin Ridgway (Courtney), Brandon Ridgway (Jerusha), Vanessa Bennett, and Tanisha Bennett; one great grandchild: Leila Ridgway; two sisters: Barbara Keating (Frank) and Christine Gill (Dave); and one brother: Roger Barnes (Peggy); as well as a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.

Predeceased by her parents: Isaac and Margaret Barnes.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Thursday, January 25 and Friday, January 26 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Private funeral service for family only will be held at a later date.




10 a.m. - 12 noon on January 25, 2018

2-4 p.m. on January 25, 2018

7-9 p.m. on January 25, 2018

10 a.m. - 12 noon on January 26, 2018

2-4 p.m. on January 26, 2018

7-9 p.m. on January 26, 2018

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329 Freshwater Road
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Many happy memories of Joan when we were growing up and a wonderful visit in Sandown. She had a joyous personality like her mother. Sending condolences to all her family. I am sure she was well loved and will be sorely missed. Linda (Barnes) Meehan

Mr. Keating and Family: I remember Mrs. Keating so well, she was a beautiful person inside and out. Very down to earth and treated everyone the same. May all your wonderful memories give you some comfort in the days ahead. God Bless all of you.

Dear Chris & family,
This quote rings true, the most important things are hardest to say because words dimenish them. Sincere condolences during this difficult time. The loss of your beloved sister weighs heavy, God’s peace in times ahead.

To the family,
As I messaged to Roger on hearing the news of Joan’s passing, we are in disbelief. Joan and I were often mistaken for one another. We did not meet up often, but when we did it was with joy and full of memories. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Evelyn (Barnes) and Roy Stockley

HI Ron Jr.,
I am very sad to hear of your Mom’s passing. Take comfort in the beautiful memories you have. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

To Ron and famiy:
Sorry to hear of Joan’s passing, may the wonderful memories comfort you in the difficult days dead.
Mel Crewe and family

Please accept my sympathies in your loss of a wonderful person. She will be missed in many ways and places by all those with whom she lived, loved and
worked. May the light of the Lord shine upon her.

Ron, please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss and may your memories help you through this most difficult time.

Words do not describe adequately what a wonderful, compassionate, funny and warm person Joan was. Ed and I grew to know her and Ron over the past several years and she will be missed. Our condolences to Ron and the entire family.

I have had the pleasure of working with Joan for over ten years. During that time, she has been tireless champion for literacy. Joan will be sorely missed around the table at Teachers on Wheels. Her commitment to the cause was only matched by her warmth, caring and wit. Joan will be fondly remembered by those of us who were fortunate enough to have spent time with her. Please accept our deepest condolences.

Ron, so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take Care.

To both Ron and Chris, may I express my sincere condolences. I am very sorry that I wont be able to visit the funeral home as I am out of the Provence. Be assured that my thoughts are with you both

Chris, and all of Joan’s family. Sorry to hear of Joan’s sudden. passing. My condolences to you all at this sad time. May God Bless you and give you comfort.

Joan will be missed especially on our bowing days with the CFUW. Her sweet demeanour is etched in my memory. Sincere condolences!
Louisa Hoddinott

Ron and family,

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. May the many memories you have of her help you through this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Ron, I am so sorry to hear about the sudden passing of your mom. May memories comfort you at this difficult time. Take care.

John and family

My sincerest condolences to the entire family on the passing of Joan. I New her from working at Scotiabank, Topsail Rd. branch. I haven’t seen or been talking to her since about 2001. I remember Joan as a very pleasant and helpful person. My thoughts are with you all.

To Barb and all the family : So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your sister. Sincere condolences … My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time …will call later Take care

Chris, so very sorry to hear of your sister’s sudden passing. Our condolences to you and all her family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Take care and God bless.

Ron and family , so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing.We will not be able to visit funeral home as we are out of the province.Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Edwina……… sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We slways enjoyed speaking with your mom when our paths crossed over the years. Thinking of you all.

Hello brother Steve and sister Connie,
My heart felt condolences to you and your family at this time. You are in my prayers.
Love in Christ,
Sister Jan
Montreal, Quebec

Ron Jr.
So very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

May cherished memories, the comfort of family and the sympathy of friends help to comfort you in your time of sorrow. Ron and Family, our deepest condolences to you on the passing of your loved one. May she RIP. Harold & Maryanne McGrath, Kilmory Place.

Dear Edwina

My heart goes out to you and your family on the loss of your Mom. Thinking of you as you move through this difficult goodbye.

All my love

Joan will be missed, she was always a joy to talk to, but it won’t be long and we shall see her again soon.

Love, Karen and Brad Baker

Ron Jr, We were very saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a wonderful person and so full of love. Sincere condolences to all your family.

The Keating family,
Please accept sincere condolences. I knew Joan from BSC reunions/luncheons. Lovely lady.

To the Keating Family,

Our hearts and prayers are with you through this difficult time, she was a wonderful woman. God bless her, and blessed rest and peace to her.

To the family,, we are deeply sorry for your loss. She was a lovely sister and enjoyed visiting with her when she came to Kitchener.
Love to all, Donna and Andrew Webb
KW ecclesia

Dear Ron and Family:
With our Deepest Sympathy on Joan’s passing. May all the pleasant memories you have shared over the years be a great comfort to you. Rest eternal grant unto her O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon her.

Sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your sister-in- law. It is never a good time for them to leave us but we are blessed with the love and memories they leave for us to share. God Bless

Hi Edwina,
Please know that I am thinking of you and your family (especially your dad), during this tough time. Maria