Joan Marie Kearley passed peacefully away at home on January 28, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her first husband, The Rev Rex Kearley; her parents: Louisa (Laing) and Frank Drover; her sister, Muriel French and her brother, Clifford Drover. Left with wonderful memories, her husband, Harvey Pitman; her daughter, Louise (Campbell Stapleton); and sons: Alan (Jennifer) and Shawn (Susan); her three pride and joy grandchildren: Connor Stapleton, Evan Kearley, and Megan Kearley. Also left to mourn are her niece, Sandra French and nephew, Craig Drover.
Also leaving to mourn is Joan’s step-family. Her step-children: Len (Valerie), David (Audrey) and Elizabeth Pitman; their much loved six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Joan was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She had an adventurous spirit, a zest for life and loved travelling, playing bridge and being active. Joan had a large circle of close friends who will miss her very much.
Heartfelt thanks to the Palliative Paramedicine Program, the Palliative End of Life Program, the Pain and Symptom Management Team at the Cancer Clinic and the Community Health Nurse with the Community Support Program, for their home intervention, visits and care during the past two weeks.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Saturday and Sunday, February 1 & 2nd from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm and 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. A funeral service will be held at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, St. John’s, on Monday, February 3rd at 11:00 am. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Joan’s life will follow the service in the parish hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the Dr. H Bliss Murphy Cancer Center.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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