Joan Fraser Burton, April 28, 1953 – October 30, 2022

Peacefully at home in Ormstown, Quebec,
with her family by her side, on October 30th
Joan passed away at the age of 69.

Joan was the beloved wife of 47 years, the friend and supervisor of Robert Burton, the loving mother and mentor of Samantha (Grant Lovelace) of Pasadena, California, and of Nicholas (Yvette Ruiz) of Grimsby, Ontario. She was the only child of John Gordon Fraser and Marjorie Jean Ross, and a proud daughter of Dundee, Qc.

Joan was an active curler, avid gardener and enthusiastic walker who loved her long hikes in the Highlands of Scotland. A long-time employee of New Frontiers School Board, retiring in 2020, she took great pleasure in being involved in many aspects of the community, especially education.

Grateful thanks to the Colorectal Cancer Care Program of the Jewish General Hospital, to the wonderful personnel of the Cancer Care Clinic of St. Mary’s Hospital Centre, all the CLSC Huntingdon staff, and especially to all the Valley community who have gone above and beyond to provide support during her illness.

Visitation will take place Saturday, November 12, 2022, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
at the McGerrigle Funeral Home, 70 Lambton St., Ormstown.
A graveside celebration will be held the following day (November 13, 2022)
at 2:00 p.m, in the New Zion Cemetery, Smallman Road, Dundee.

In Joan’s memory, her family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Zion United Church, 1831 Smallman, Dundee, Qc J0S 1L0
or to the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, Cancer Care Fund,
3830 Lacombe Avenue, Montreal, H3T 1M5.

Please remember Joan with grace and love,
a kind heart, and a forgiving soul.

 

Message

Votre adresse e-mail ne sera pas publiée.

63 messages.


  1. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    My sincere condolences to the family.Joan was a special person..always positive and sincere.She will be greatly missed.


  2. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Bob, Sam and Nick, you are in our thoughts today and always.
    May there be a book for Joan to read and mountains to climb wherever she will be.
    Lynn & Garry Hamilton


  3. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Dear Bob, Samatha, Nicolas and family, we are saddened in hear of Joan ´s passing, our sincere condolences. Gary and Marie Patch and family


  4. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    We are deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with the whole family. We are always here for you if you need.


  5. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Sorry for you loss of Joan she was truly wonderful person. My deepest sympathy to her family.


  6. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    So deeply saddened by the news of Joan passing. Our sincere condolences to the family.

    Mira & Javier


  7. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Bob and Family,

    Our sincere condolences upon Joan’s passing. She was a really great lady and will be hugely missed in our community.
    Courge Bob.


  8. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Joan’s passing. We first met at Howick Elementary library. After many book-covering sessions, many shared lunches, and lots of discussion, Joan was the inspiration I needed to enroll at library school. I valued her instruction and commentary through those years. I am still in the library world, and think of her often. She was a good friend. She will be missed by her family and community.
    Lorna


  9. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    I was so sad to learn about Joan’s passing. She an excellent curling friend and an excellent source for book suggestions. My sincere sympathy to the family on the loss of this fine lady.


  10. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. A vibrant part of our community is now missing. Sincere condolences.


  11. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    My condolences to Joan’s family and friends. It was a pleasure to meet up with her occasionally when we both worked for the New Frontiers School Board.


  12. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Dear Bob,

    We were deeply saddened to hear of Joan’s passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, Nick, Samantha, and your entire family during this very difficult time.


  13. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    It is hard to imagine a world without Joan’s laughter, perkiness, kindness. She will be remembered.
    So sorry to each of you for your loss.


  14. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    We were so sorry to hear about Joan.
    Our heartfelt condolences to Bob, Sam, Nick and families.


  15. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    My heart was saddened to hear of Joan’s passing. Your hearts must be broken. As you struggle to be strong, Joan will comfort you, now that she is at peace. God bless.


  16. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    The sweetest librarian, I am so deeply saddened by this news. My deepest sympathies to Bob, Samantha and Nick


  17. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    My Sincere Sympathy to you, Bob and your Family!
    Joan was my “Computer Guide” when it came into effect, when I was the Librarian at Franklin Elementary School, with a few others! Thinking I could not accomplish it, as Joan’s words were “ Yes you can, and I did”! I will Remember Joan’s “SMILE” in Her Lovely Photo, Her interest in a person to achieve and Her helpful ways of doing things with such a Pleasant Manner!

    She will be Missed by us ALL in so many ways! May Her “MEMORIES” give you Strength, Comfort, and LOVE ❤️ In the Days Ahead!
    My Thoughts and Prayers are with you “ALL” at this Time!


  18. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    We are saddened to learn of Joan’s untimely passing. She was supportive, positive, and always a pleasure to chat with. Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family.


  19. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    What a lovely photo and tribute to Jon. We extend our deepest sympathies in this sad time. We pray in time that all the wonderful memories you shared will comfort you and you grieve her loss. Joan was a tremendous gift to our community.


  20. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    It was always a pleasure when Joan would pay us a visit at our Franklin school library. Her skills as librarian as well as her positive contribution will always be remembered. Paula Dolphin


  21. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    A beautiful photo of Joan which captures her smile and personality. Sharing stories on Thursdays at CVR kept us in touch on her library visits. Her passion for choosing books to stock the library, which encouraged students of all ages, abilities and interests to read, was her passion and she did it well. Condolences to Bob, Samantha and Nick.


  22. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Joan was a steadfast and generous friend for the past 44 years and I will miss having her in my life. We shared many cross-border visits, a love of books and puzzles and, more recently, hiking. Our trip across Scotland together is a memory I will cherish for my lifetime. Bob, Sam, and Nick – you are in my thoughts today and always.


  23. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    My sincere sympathy to the family. I knew Joan from working at the Library in Franklin and Huntingdon. I also knew her from the curling rink in Huntingdon. May she rest in peace


  24. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Drew and Carolyn alerted me to this sad news, Bob. Deep sympathies for your loss, and we will remember her fondly.


  25. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    My deepest condolences.I remember Joan as a wonderful person. I am saddened to hear of her passing.


  26. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    My heartfelt sympathies to Joan’s family. Joan was a wonderful walking companion when the pandemic began until her illness took hold. May she rest in peace and may her family find comfort in their fond memories of her.


  27. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    What a beautiful tribute to your wife and mother. Joan’s kindness and spirit will be remembered by so many. Our deepest condolences to you all . Mary and David


  28. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    We are deeply sadened to hear of Joan’s passing, our condolences to the family. Ken Greenhalgh & Sandra Caza.


  29. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Dear Bob and Family,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy at Joan’s passing. While you in the immediate family bear the greatest burden of her loss, we who knew Joan since we were toddlers together are also deeply affected. You and your family are in our thoughts during this most difficult time.
    Bill


  30. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    As a member of the Three Cousins of Dundee: Bill Fraser, Joan and myself, we all met up in Paris on a trip to see Bill when he was doing medical research there. We had a wonderful time and the Three Cousins bond persists. Rest in peace, Joan, in my heart always.


  31. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Our sincere sympathies to Bob and your children. Joan was a wonderful person and will be missed dearly.
    Gray & Lynn


  32. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    I am very saddened to read if Joan’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to Robert and family. I value my childhood friendship with Joan. So happy that she was able to “supervise” Robert with love and her wonderful heart for so many years. My Sincere sympathy to you all. God speed Joan. Fly with the angels.


  33. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Bob, Sam and Nick. Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Joan. I enjoyed working with her at CVR for a few years. RIP Joan.


  34. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Sending our sincere condolences….what a wonderful woman..she’ll be greatly missed in our community as well.


  35. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Dear Bob and family,
    I am so saddened to hear of Joan’s passing. I have fond memories of a pretty young girl in Dundee who became a lovely, kind woman.
    Please accept my deepest condolences,
    Sheila


  36. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Joan, you were/are so loved and will be missed beyond words. Your smile, infectious laugh and upbeat personality shone so brightly. So many memories I will cherish always. You will be forever in our hearts.
    Bob, Samantha and Nick, our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. A loving family over the years and throughout this heart wrenching journey, sharing steadfast strength. May treasured memories sustain you.


  37. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    I am devastated to hear the news of Joan’s passing. Joan was our very first library customer after we bought our bookstore in Knowlton. She was a loyal customer throughout her years as librarian at the schoolboard. I love her yearly visits and catching up with the goings on in Ormstown. Our bookstore would not be what it is without her belief in us and her loyalty right at the beginning. Please pass my condolences on to her family and friends.

    Lucy Hoblyn – Brome Lake Books


  38. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    I was so saddened to hear of Joan’s passing. I was not aware that she was battling such a dreadful disease. I knew Joan when she worked at the New Frontiers School Board. I was always impressed by her strong educational values in working with students and schools by providing the best library services. My thoughts are with her family today. It is indeed a very sad time.


  39. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    Our deepest sympathy to Bob, Samantha and Nicholas at this sad time. May she Rest In Peace as she watches over her beautiful family.


  40. RÉPONDRE // REPLY

    A childhood friend who was always the imagine of kindness and happiness. My deepest condolences to Bob and family. May she Rest In Peace.