Peacefully at the F. J. Davey Home on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the age of 96.

Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of the late Keith (Marian). Cherished Grandma of Wendy Birkinshaw Malo (Stephane Malo), Gordon Birkinshaw (Ariel), Lorna Masters (Greg). Devoted great Grandma of Nathaniel, Georgia and Chelsea. Predeceased by her parents Ernest and Harriet Kent. Dear sister of the late Muriel Kent, and the late Hubert “Bill” Kent (Freda). Special aunt of Sandra Poole (Phil) and Ian Kent.

A Memorial Service was held at St. Luke’s Cathedral on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 2 pm. Rev. Rick Reed officiated. Interment St. Luke’s Columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Matthews Memorial Hospital Association would be appreciated.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the nursing staff at the F.J. Davey Home, Apple Orchard 3A for their compassionate care of Joan during her years of residence.

Arrangements entrusted to Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre (492 Wellington St. E., Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2L9 705-759-2522). Expressions of sympathy may be made at