Passed away unexpectedly, aged 71, Joan was a daughter of the late Florence and Nigel Rusted and a beloved partner, mother, grandmother and sister; Joan was known for her kindness and seeing the best in others.
Though she divided her time living in England (Portslade) and St. John’s, Joan truly loved spending time at the family cottage in Portland, Bonavista Bay where the family has visited since the 1950’s. Newfoundland’s history was Joan’s passion and she subsequently authored a book on the subject, St. John’s: A Brief History.
Joan met many people in her life, as we all do, but somehow, with Joan, they always wanted to remain friends and keep in touch, it was her special gift. Joan’s smile and kindness will be remembered by all who knew her.
Joan will be dearly missed by her best friend and devoted partner, Denis Jenkins; son, Andrew Royle (Jill); sister, Elaine Hyde (Bob); brother, Tom Rusted (Val Chaulk); darling little granddaughters, Matilda and Madeline; niece, Angela Hyde (Jim Parsons); nephew, Danny Hyde (Cathy) and her beloved friends, Bob and Maureen Jenkins and their children Matthew, Alastair, and Claire, as well as a multitude of other relatives and friends.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral service to take place at the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Church Hill, St. John’s on Wednesday, July 11th , 2018 at 2pm.
Flowers are gratefully accepted or a donation may be made, in Joan’s memory, to a charity of your choice.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Church Street, St. John's