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Joan Elizabeth James

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Joan Elizabeth James

July 30, 1938 - April 20, 2022

Peacefully at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, on Wednesday April 20th, 2022 in her 84th year. Beloved wife Gordon James. Loving mother of Brian James (Helena), Paul James (Bev), Wendy Pilon (Alvin) and Janis Birrell (David). Dear grandmother of Greg, Emily, Matthew, Laura, Sam, Rosalind, Lucy and Kevin. Joan is survived by her brother Roy Hargrave (Nethe) and pre-deceased by brother Donald and sisters Florence and Violet. Visitation will be held on Wednesday May 4th at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St., E., Cobourg from 1-2 pm., followed by service at 2 pm. Cremation with interment in Vernonville cemetery at a later date. If desired donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Susan and Pat Johnston - May 10, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Lynda Gardner - May 6, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Ed's House Northumberland Hospice Care Centre

Jean Van Leeuwen - May 6, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Josephine Gruhl - May 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Community Care Northumberland

Natalie Cirtwill - May 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Josephine Gruhl - May 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Community Care Northumberland

LINDSAY DEZAN - May 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Barbara Horscroft - May 4, 2022

I am so sorry to hear of Joan's passing. My thoughts are with you, Gord, and all your family at this time. I pray you find God's comfort.

Sandy Wallace - May 3, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Cathy Tayler - May 3, 2022

Gord and family what a very special lady, always had time for a few laughs, Joan you will be greatly missed and won't be the same on Tuesdays without you. 💔

Theresa Stanley - May 3, 2022

I just met you last year at coffee with the gang! You were such a lovely person and I’m so glad that I called you a friend! My condolences to Gordon and your family, we will have a glass of wine in your memory, cheers!

Steve & Trish Hargrave - May 1, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Carole Hargrave - April 28, 2022

We are truly sorry to hear about your loss. Aunt Joan was a great woman and she will be truly missed and will always be remembered. We will treasure all the memories of her and the family gatherings that she and Uncle Gord hosted. She was such a loving and generous person.

Sarah Beaudry - April 28, 2022

Gord. I am so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and everyone. Joan, your kindness, laugh, generosity but most especially your bright beautiful smile always lit up whatever room you were in. Heaven gained a bright, beautiful star. I'm sorry for all the times we've missed out on. My deepest love. Sarah, Sébastien, Emma and Hunter

Anita--Bill McIntosh - April 26, 2022

Sorry for your loss, Joan will be missed bye many people , here and in Florida, Rest in peace Joan

Nancy and John Circoran - April 25, 2022

Dearest Gordon. Your beloved Joan is flying with the angels now….She was a true angel on earth and we were so lucky to have known her warmth and kindness. We are so very sorry for you and your families loss! She will be missed. Much love

Claudette Tiller - April 25, 2022

Joan James was the mother of my best friends, Helena and Brian James. She welcomed me into her family with loving arms. One of the most kind and gentle women I have ever known. Bless you Joan. It was an honour to know and love you. Your absence will be deeply felt.

Steve & Trish Hargrave - April 25, 2022

We want to extend our heartfelt condolences to Uncle Gord and all the family. We remember all the fun family times and laughter we had visiting together. What a beautiful person! She will be missed by all. Steve, Trish, Colin & Sarah (Ottawa).

Sharon Burgher - April 24, 2022

My condolences to all the family. She was a lovely looking Lady. I’m sure she left you all with very special memories that you will be able to look back on.

Anita and Piet - April 24, 2022

We are sad hearing of Joan’s passing away. We have stayed a few days with her and Gord while being on vacation with our daughter Sandy in Canada with Brian and Helena. Together we visited 1000 islands with a boat tour. Joan was really really a lovely woman. Thanks for knowing you. Goodbye.

Lian de Graauw - April 24, 2022

Dear Gord and family, my sincere condolences on the loss of Joan. She was a very special lady. Happy memories of her that I'll never forget. My thoughts go out to you all at this difficult time. Rest in peace dear Joan.

Rod and Barb - April 23, 2022

Gord, please accept our deepest sympathy on Joan’s passing. We will remember Joan as a kind and welcoming person with a great sense of humour. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.

Rod and Barb - April 23, 2022

Gord, please accept our deepest sympathy on Joan’s passing. We will remember Joan as a kind and welcoming person with a great sense of humour. Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.

Cindy Anthony - April 23, 2022

Dear Gord and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Joan. She was always such a welcoming, warm and generous person with a love for life. I hope that all the friends you have made together over the years can help you fill the void her passing is sure to leave. I am so glad I had the good fortune to be your neighbour and enjoy both your company. Sincerely Cindy

Heather Turchyn - April 23, 2022

Dear Gord and family - I am so saddened to hear about Joan’s passing. She was a wonderful person and such a good friend of mine. We will all miss her so very much.

Elaine and Wayne Hargrave - April 23, 2022

Elaine and I want to offer our deepest condolences for your loss. We will be praying for the family.

Brenda and David Chapman - April 23, 2022

Sorry to hear of the passing of Joan. A very caring lady. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family. Sincerely Dave and Brenda Chapman

Dorothy Rutherford - April 22, 2022

Gord and family, so very sorry to hear of Joan's passing .She was such a kind and thoughtful person .I will miss her , as will so many others. My condolences to all.

Susan and Pat Johnston - April 22, 2022

Dear Gord and all the family, We are so very sad about losing such a special friend and member of our Bible study group. Joan had such a beautiful smile and I can still hear her laugh. We’ll miss her terribly and send our heart felt condolences to all the family.

Tracy Campbell - April 22, 2022

Brian, Helena and Greg. I’m so very sorry to hear about Joan’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May your memories bring you peace.

Tony and Jean van Leeuwen - April 22, 2022

Dear Gord and family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Joan was such a kind thoughtful and gracious neighbour We will miss her smile and encouraging words and especially visiting for tea and those awesome butter tarts she would share with us!We were honoured to have known her.Rest in peace Joan

Carol Dempsey and Bob Garthson - April 22, 2022

Dear Gord, Our condolences to you and your family. Joan was a wonderful neighbour, a thoughtful and gracious hostess, and a caring and loving friend. Carol and Bob

Bob Garthson and Carol Dempsey - April 22, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Richard and Jeannette Jollimore - April 22, 2022

Dear Gord & family: Our deepest condolences on the loss of a beautiful wife, mother and grandmother. We were deeply saddened to read of her passing. May your wonderful memories sustain you at this difficult time. God Bless.

Elaine Churchill - April 22, 2022

Dear Gord and family: It is with great sadness that we heard of the loss of such a dear lady! She was my soprano partner at church and we relied on each other to make our songs delightful for such a small choir! She always had a smile and was such a joy to be around! Gord would drop her off then pick her up after the Auction was over! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this difficult time! She will be missed!

Diane Gomes - April 22, 2022

So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. My thoughts are with you Gord and family

Jim and Sheila Scherer - April 22, 2022

Our deepest condolences to Gord and family. Farewell to my dearest friend til we meet again. May God bless you and keep you forever.

Audrey Shewan - April 22, 2022

So sorry to hear this news, Joan will be missed by many

Suzanne Liptay - April 22, 2022

A very generous, lovely lady!

Gayle & David Jones - April 22, 2022

Goodbye my good friend ! We’ll greatly miss your cheery smile & optimism for life . Our hearts are with you & your family Gord.

Judi Eakins - April 22, 2022

I'm so sorry to read of Joan's passing. She was always such a sweet person, and I loved meeting up with her at Music in the Square. We had a special bond, as we shared the same birthday, and always had a laugh when that day came along. I will miss her. Love to Gord and her family.

Caroline Barnes - April 21, 2022

Condolences to the James family on the loss of Joan. A lovely kind, caring woman. Keep her on your hearts.

Caroline Barnes - April 21, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Andrew Buntin - April 21, 2022

Sincere condolences with very fond memories of hours spent volunteering together at Shelter Valley Folk Festival. A diligent worker to be sure, but more than that, always friendly, cheerful and a kind word for everyone. I am sure Joan is deeply missed by friends and family.

Kelley Pitre - April 21, 2022

My deepest condolences to the James Family. I served Joan and her husband for many years at Wimpys diner. It was always a pleasure to see both of them. Love to all the family, Kelley Pitre♥️

Lori - April 21, 2022

My sincere condolences to the James family. Lord, please keep and carry these precious people in their sadness and loss. Cover them with your great wings of love, give their weary hearts rest and their minds sound sleep. Lord, lift their eyes so that they may catch a glimpse of eternity, and be comforted by the promise of heaven.

Pam Schick - April 21, 2022

So very sorry to hear of Joan's passing. She was a wonderful lady, who always had time to have a little chat.

Ruth Chapman - April 21, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Canadian Cancer Society

Joan Stover - April 21, 2022

Gord, I am so sorry to hear of Joan's passing. Joan always had a smile and amazing outlook on life. Joan will be missed. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult.

Marion & Bob McComb - April 21, 2022

Our deepest sympathy to Gord & family in their loss of a dear Wife, Mother & Grandmother. Joan will be dearly missed!