Joan Elizabeth Martha King

July 27, 1943 to October 20, 2018


The family of Joan Elizabeth Martha (Eavis) King, of St. John’s announce, with sadness, her sudden passing in the early hours of Saturday, October 20 at the Health Sciences Centre.

Born in 1943 to the late Alf and Ida (Batstone) Eavis, Joan was a loyal friend, mother, sister, and employee.  She spent many years with RC Anthony Insurance and later at NewTel (now Eastern Edge) Credit Union.  She also gave reign to her entrepreneurial and creative side in her own ceramics business.

In her later years, she enjoyed traveling in the US and Canada with relatives and friends and took every opportunity to spend time with her “grandpuppies,” on whom she doted.  You could always count on Joan to bring wit and a warm heart to any situation.

Joan leaves her mourning children, Shelley (partner Raffi Balmanoukian) and Jason (partner Kimberly Robertson), brother Gary Eavis (Pamela Eavis nee Kelloway), sister Wanda Young (Richard), special cousin Andrina Butler, several nieces and nephews, and a close circle of long-time friends.

Joan’s family will welcome visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Sunday, October 28th from 1 – 5 pm.  Her cremated remains will be interred with her beloved parents following a service at the Carnell Memorial Chapel at 10 am on Monday, October 29th.

Flowers graciously declined.  Donations may be made in Joan’s memory to the SPCA St. John’s (, or to a charity of your choice.




1 p.m. - 5 p.m. on October 28, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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10:00am, Monday October 29th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Jason .
We send our love and support on the loss of your mother.
Our condolences to your sister and family .
with love Kathy and Kerri Robertson

Wanda, so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing, she was always one to make a joke and make you smile, may all your happy times help you get through the next few days and keep her close to you always

With heartfelt condolences to all of Joan’s cherished family on her sudden passing. Our hearts and thoughts are with you all in these difficult days.

Knowing most of you as well as we do, we can also imagine that through sorrow and tears you have also found – with love and laughter – memories of the happier times. May these carry you and draw her presence even closer to you.

Love to you all.

Wanda. so sorry to hear that your sister has passed away. Keep the good memories close to your heart and remember you have many friends thinking of you. Take care
Marilyn and Gordon Ford, Fredericton, NB

Sorry to hear about Joan

Brian Grant

My sincerest condolences to Joan’s family & friends. My memories of Joan go back to R.C.Anthony whereby Joan was my boss I guess you could say. It was the early days of inputting information of which I didn’t have a clue. But with Joan she was kind, funny & patient.!
I met some great people there, Joan of course, Pam & Wanda & many others! You don’t hear people say that much these days about their work, meeting friends,it’s too chaotic now.
This time frame about 40 years ago & I can still remember Joan’s smile & bubbling laughter. So to ALL her family Joan was too large with life to be gone from you. She’s just in a different home but always close! God bless you Joan & thanks for the memories.

Shelley, my deepest of sympathies. I can’t imagine losing your mom like that. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

So sorry to hear of your sisters sudden passing. Thinking about you and sending sincere sympathy to your family and Joan’s children. God bless you all at this sad time.
Mildred Tucker

As you know, Shelley, the loss of your mom was a great shock to us all and we grieve with you and for you. Deepest sympathy to all the family.
Barb. & Avedis Balmanoukian

Sincere condolences to all the family, especially Shelley & Jason who were Joan’s pride and joy! Winse & I have probably lost our best friend for over 50 years. Joan was the kindest, funniest, most loyal friend to us & all our family and we are already missing her so much! RIP dearest friend❤️
Winse & Patsy
Winse & Patsy