MAWHINNEY (nee: Daly), Joan Mary – Formerly of Saint John, N.B., passed away at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora, Ontario after a brief illness, on December 12, 2020. She was born August 9, 1922.
Those left to mourn her loss are: her daughter, Pat (Rod Shewchuk), her daughters-in-law, Joanne and Lydie, her son-in-law, Karl Cleveland, and her grandchildren, Lisa (Joe) Power, Heather (Scott) Mather, Peter, Kelly, Neil (Diane), Alan (Laura) and Brian Shewchuk. She will also be greatly missed by her 10 great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Joan leaves this world to join her loving husband of 43 years, Clarence Mawhinney, her parents, Ernest and Gertrude Daly, her sister, Doreen Snow, and her stepchildren, Keith, Clyde and Joyce Cleveland.
Joan was born on August 9, 1922 in Saint John. She went to school in St. Martins and after graduation, attended “Normal School” in Fredericton. Joan taught for a short time and when she met her husband, Clarence, a widower with three children, she stopped teaching to become a full-time mother.
When her stepchildren started university and her daughter Pat became school age, she resumed her career and taught at the Eastern Charlotte Regional School in St. George, N.B. until her retirement in the early eighties.
Retirement did not slow Joan down. She was an active member of the Maces Bay Seniors, N.B. Retired Teachers, St. George Eastern Star, St. Margaret’s and St. Jude’s Anglican Churches.
Notwithstanding Joan’s love for her family and friends, she also had another love and that was her love of getting behind the wheel and driving. She loved the freedom and independence it gave to her. Joan spent many hours on the highway going to Nova Scotia to visit Joyce, across the Line shopping (Calais, Maine), visiting relatives and friends or just going to buy blueberry pies in Pennfield.
After the passing of her husband, Joan decided to sell the family home which overlooked the Bay of Fundy and move to an apartment in Saint John where she resided for 25 years. With an advancing age and slowly declining health, she relocated to Kenora to be closer to her daughter and son-in-law. Joan resided at Benidickson Court for her last four years.
An interment will be held at the Maces Bay Cemetery on September 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. A reception will follow at the Maces Bay Seniors Centre.
The family would like to thank the supportive housing staff of Benidickson for the care and friendship they showed Joan over her four years residence. A heartfelt thank-you is also extended to the Staff of 2nd East for the care and compassion extended to Mom during her final days.
Online condolences to be made at the www.brownfuneralhomekenora.com Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Centre entrusted with arrangements.