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Joan Kathleen Bennett

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Joan Kathleen Bennett

February 9, 1959 - September 24, 2021

Joan Kathleen Bennett passed away peacefully on September 24th, 2021 surrounded by her loving family, after a brief and very courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She is survived by her beloved husband of almost 30 years, Steve, her children Samantha (Jeremy) and Andrew, of whom she was so proud, her best friend Kathy, her mother-in-law Sheila Bennett, and a cadre of cousins and friends. Joan was predeceased by her parents Gordon and Peggy Henry, and her father-in-law Colin Bennett.
Joan was born on February 9th, 1959 in Scarborough, Ontario and clearly was destined for a life of travel and adventure. After a childhood filled with fun and friends, music, school and some great vacations, Joan had a successful career in business. Then, Joan met Steve and the rest is history. She truly came into her own as a wife and mother who loved her family with all her heart.
Joan loved to travel. Throughout her courtship with Steve, their round-the-world trip, her first move to England, their move back to Canada, then back to England, then back to Canada (phew!), not to mention all the awesome family vacations, Joan’s love of travel was fulfilled.
Joan’s passion for life was evident in her warmth, kindness and generosity, which surrounded her friends and family like a warm hug. She was an incredible cook who never shied away from trying new recipes and adapting them on the fly to make them her own, often using vegetables, spices and even garlic grown in her own garden. Joan loved to have family and friends around her table at home, or at her cherished cottage with her dearly beloved dogs Barney and Jessy.
To the end, Joan’s generous spirit was evident in her concern for all of her family and friends. Her light will shine for us always.
The family would like to thank her family doctor, Dr. van Loon, Dr. Jeyabalan and the team at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) Cancer Care Team for their expertise during her illness, and Dr. Mulé and the staff at Ed’s House, Cobourg for their compassionate and excellent care.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 16th, 2021 from 1-4pm at MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. East, Cobourg, Ontario. Due to Covid protocols attendance will be limited and hence by invitation only.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joan’s name to Ed’s House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre or the PRHC Cancer Care Centre.

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Rob and Marcelle Reith - October 15, 2021

We are so saddened by the news. Joan was such a special person. We didn't get to see her often, but whenever we did, we felt her warm and gentle spirit. Anytime we spent together was always special. She will be greatly missed. Love, Rob and Marcelle xo

Rob and Marcelle Reith - October 15, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Nancy & Bob Zoeger - October 15, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Vera Wittmann - October 15, 2021

I still can't believe that Joan is gone. She was so full of life. I worked with her for many years at CCL and we kept in touch. (Dinner at Lois's etc.) My deepest Sympathy to Steve and Family.

Jim and Lynette Rickerby - October 14, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Doug & Suzanne Reith - October 13, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Sioux Taylor - October 12, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Maggie Reed - October 9, 2021

My deepest sympathy.

Becki Walsh - October 8, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Joan at Weetabix and she was an absolute pleasure to have as a coworker. She spoke so fondly of her family and was extremely proud of her husband and children. Please know you are in my thoughts at this most difficult time.

Karen Laws - October 6, 2021

I knew Joan only for a short time, yet she made such a huge impression with her kind spirit, fun and caring nature. Joan always had a twinkle in her eye and was quick with a smile. She was so looking forward to her new life between the new condo and cottage. My deepest sympathies to Steve and family.

Hannah Spasov - October 4, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Hannah Spasov - October 4, 2021

My family and I were saddend to hear about Joan and her loss can be really be felt. She was a wonderful and an inspiring person who helped me through girlguides. I always remember her as leader and all the meals, sleepovers, and everyday activities were made better with her guidance. She will be forever in my heart and memories. From all the Spasovs and myself, we offer our sincere condolences and love. ❤

Lorraine - October 4, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Katherine McAlister - October 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Peterborough Regional Health Centre - Cancer Care

SHEILA SCOTT - October 2, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Sheila & Gordon - October 2, 2021

Joan, this was all too soon... you were far too young, and important for this. I regret not seeing more of you in recent years (decades), but remember you as kind and calming influence on our youth. Heartfelt condolences to Steve, Sam and Andrew. xx

Charles Peddle - October 1, 2021

I’m so sorry for Your loss Steve. With Deepest Sympathy Charles

Janice and John Russell - September 30, 2021

When someone is loved, they will forever be in your heart. May it help in some small way to know others care and are thinking of you all. With heartfelt sympathy, Janice and John

Dave & Gail Parker - September 29, 2021

Dear Steve, Sam & Andrew, It was extremely saddening to hear of Joan's passing and will be truly missed our few times together was always a Joy.

Sue and David Lyon - September 29, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of your mom's death, Sammy. Our prayers are with you and Jeremy and the rest of your family. Sue and David

Kathy and Steve - September 29, 2021

Dear Steve,Samantha and Andrew, Joan was a beautiful and gracious lady. Her smiles and laughter will be remembered. Sending our deepest condolences. Thinking of you,Kathy and Steve

Connie and Bruce Dick - September 29, 2021

Dear Steve, Samantha and Andrew, Please accept our condolences. Your “Aylen Lake Family” will miss Joan/your Mom. Every memory we have includes laughter, great chats and her beautiful smile! Hugs to all of you, and to your extended family and friends. Connie and Bruce ❤️🙏🏼🥰

Tia and Geoffrey Iles - September 28, 2021

We will always remember Joan for her sweet smile and her love of Steve and Sam and Andrew. We will miss her at our gatherings at the lake. We pray her wonderful spirit of friendship will always be remembered and all the happy memories she has left behind will help Steve and her children in the days ahead. Rest in Peace sweet friend and may flights of angels take you to your heavenly home. Geof and Tia❤️

Laurel Scriven Flieger - September 28, 2021

I knew and loved Joan since we met almost 50 years ago in Grade 9. She was the most natural, genuine, generous, funny, fun, happy, tough, loving, thoughtful (and all kinds of more adjectives!) person whom I’m proud and grateful to have been able to call my friend. What matters is what sort of mark you leave behind. There’s a Joan-sized mark in my heart and I will miss her, very much. RIP my friend. It’s your turn to rest.

Gina and Bob Holtham - September 28, 2021

Dear Joan we never did make it to the cottage but we will meet again. Love you.

Carmen and bruce west - September 28, 2021

To Steve, Sam and Andrew our hearts go out to you in this difficult time. Joan was such a family person she lived for you guys. We were so lucky to have such a kind hearted woman in our lives. She always had cooked or made something whenever we were visiting, she lived to cook to make other people happy. Miss you Joan you will forever be in our hearts. R.I.P

Cathy McIntyre - September 28, 2021

I will miss our time together, I was just waiting for Covid to pass to see the new condo.

The Kenney Family - September 28, 2021

Steve Andrew and Jeremy (Sam). We were shocked and so saddened to hear of Joan's passing. We are sending you all the love and strength we have to share and all the memories of her marvelous laugh. Hugs to you all. Edward, Kevin and Taylor.

Lorne and Nancy Collins - September 27, 2021

It was with great sadness we learned of Joan's passing. Steve, Samantha, Andrew and to all her friends and family near and far our hearts are heavy for you all. Joan you will be remembered always as a great lady, dedicated Mom and loving wife. If there is anything we can do please do not hesitate to reach out.

Annette Simpson Fallis - September 27, 2021

To Steve, Sammy, Andrew and family we are so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing she was beautiful inside and out I loved having coffee and talking to Joan until COVID hit , please accept our sincerest condolences from Annette, Art, Tammy and Robert Fallis

Donna Jackson - September 27, 2021

To Andrew, Samantha, and family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Cherish all the memories and take time to grieve. Sending you a virtual hug. Donna

Mme A - September 27, 2021 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre