Passed peacefully at home on May 1, 2018 in the arms of her husband, daughter and sister. Joan always believed that you can’t choose what life throws at you, you can only choose how you handle it. Joan lived this adage to the fullest. Beginning in 1992 she was confronted with multiple health-related challenges. Each obstacle she faced with strength and courage and was an inspiration to those who knew and loved her. She will be sorely missed and has left a big space in our hearts. Joan is survived by her husband John, son Daniel, daughter Marla, their spouses, as well as her siblings and her many many friends. Holding a particularly special place in her heart were her two cherished granddaughters Josie and Kira. A Celebration of Life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday May 5 in the Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, Hubbards All are welcome. If friends and loved ones so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Bonny Lea Farm (www.bonnyleafarm.ca) - a residential, vocational and therapeutic service for adults with intellectual disabilities located in Chester. This is particularly meaningful given Joan’s affinity with individuals of special needs, both on a personal and professional level.