On April 3 2020, Joan Maher, passed peacefully away at her home surrounded by her children following a brave battle with cancer at the age of 73.
Joan, a true servant, always put forth the need’s of others. As her own children were growing up, she opened her door to friends and family. As matriarch of the family she was able to bring a calming presence and joy to everyone around. She was fiercely loyal to her family. A devoted wife to Bill for 47 years and once he retired from the Mill, they continued their adventure and followed a dream (Camp 21) in Glovertown for many years before returning to GFW. Throughout this all, Joan was grounded to her roots. There were so many things that she taught us that pertained to all aspects of life. Her cooked dinners will be dearly missed and freezers will no longer be stuffed with her homemade bread. There will be so many stories which will live on in our hearts and discussed around the dinner table for the rest of our lives.
Joan leaves to mourn with happy, loving memories her daughters: Kim (John) Abbott and Karen (Peter) Rybicki, sons: Glenn (Amy) and Devin (Bonnie) and her 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren as well as siblings: Rod (Ann), Gerald (Debbie), Art (Dale), Francis (Madge), Linda (Frank), Dianne, Doris, brother-in-law Tom (Lorraine) and a wide circle of family and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband William, her dear grandson Robert Maher, parents Jack and Mary Ann Patten and siblings Ena, William, Mildred and Margaret.
Due to the Covid-19 there will not be any visitation or funeral service at this time. Burial will be at the St. Josephs Roman Catholic Cemetery, Grand Falls-Windsor.
Funeral arrangements entrusted with Hoskins Funeral Home, Grand Falls-Windsor.